I liked the different tabs for the upcoming trip on the website and how they were red or green depending on if the requirements had been fulfilled. I also loved the countdown until the trip at the top of the page!
I wish there had been more specific packing information in pre-departure booklet, such as to bring a backpacking backpack rather than a suitcase! The staff was very helpful and timely in their responses.
I enjoyed my placement and I thought we would do more volunteering than we did, but I was happy with the experiences that I did have. The childcare sit was very appreciative of our work with the kids and the school improvement projects as well.
The accommodations were great and I was very thankful to have AC in all the hotels. I always felt very safe. The meals provided at the elephant village were amazing and some of the best I had on the entire trip!
In-country support staff was amazing! I LOVE BEN!!!
My highlight of the experience was visiting and working at the elephant village in Surin. It was definitely one of the top three highlights of my entire life!
I have to say that I was very impressed with the organization and the amount of activities planned throughout the course of the trip. I am fortunate to have traveled quite a bit during my lifetime with other programs and I was very pleased with Volunteering Solutions and their commitment to following the set program and participating in each activity the fullest.