Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Kara Weasen
Project Location:  Hanoi, Vietnam
Program Dates:   6/12/14-7/23/14         
Volunteered At:  Hanoi Private School

What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Working at the school with the Vietnamese staff and getting to work with the same kids day in and day out. Building relationships with both students and staff was what I will remember most about this trip.

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?
Adjusting the Vietnamese culture wasn't necessarily difficult, but it took a little time to get used to it. I've never been anywhere like Vietnam before to it took awhile to get used to the cultural norms.

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?  
Vietnamese is so difficult to learn! I wish I new more Vietnamese phrases before I came.

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
-Bring a raincoat or buy a poncho when you get there
-Bring bug spray
-Take day trips to nearby towns on the weekend (Perfume Pagoda, Ninh Binh, Ba Vi)

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff  in the USA? What could be improved upon?
Staff in the US was great.

How was the in-country support from local ABV Director Terry & Luan?   What could be improved upon?
Terry and Luan were great! They addressed any concerns that came up quickly and efficiently.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities

 Search By Country

Search By Programs

Volunteer Abroad Reviews

Browse our feedback page for volunteer reviews, tips and suggestions

Volunteering in Nepal

I found myself looking forward to seeing different procedures and talking to the staff every day.

Volunteering in Peru

The first day I got there the girls came up to me hugging me and were filled with so much love.

Volunteering in Ghana

Monica M. Volunteer Ghana

How quick I felt and was made to feel at home in a foreign land. We have made long-term friends here.


Volunteering Destinations

Volunteer around the World with ABV, a registered USA NonProfit Organization

Volunteering in Nepal
Volunteering in Colombia
Volunteering in Ecuador
Volunteering in Chile
Volunteering in Ghana
Volunteering in Uganda
Volunteering in Tanzania
Volunteering in India