Meet a Volunteer

Words can't always express what you see or feel, but our volunteers sure try

Meet a Volunteer

Words can’t always express what you see or feel, but our volunteers sure try. Read about what our volunteers have experienced. When you leave after a volunteer trip, you’ll have one too.

Read about what our volunteers have experienced with Developing World Connections
Read about what our volunteers have experienced with Developing World Connections

“I have found muscles I never knew I had – both from working hard and laughing. We laughed so much I feel it right down in my belly!”

“It is quite astonishing that while I came to make a difference to others, I feel that the life that has changed the most is my own.”

Adult and Family trip volunteers

Sri Lanka

Read about what our volunteers have experienced with Developing World Connections
Read about what our volunteers have experienced with Developing World Connections

“I love car rides. I just love watching. I love the moments when you catch a kid laughing on the side of the street, or a couple embracing, or the beautiful views that suddenly appear when you turn a corner. I loved being stuck in traffic, but not the 401-kind of traffic in Toronto. . . . I’m talking about hundreds of cows being herded down the street and just not being able to go anywhere until they’ve crossed.

“Despite sometimes being too hot and a little bit claustrophobic, I loved seeing Guatemala the way we did. We covered so much distance in so little time. Yet I still feel like I truly saw as much as possible. I even felt that because we saw so much and we were in such diverse places that it was like being in multiple countries. . . .

“I swam in limestone pools and tanned on the rocks like the hundreds of lizards in the jungle. I spent a beautiful and lazy afternoon tubing down a river with the girls on my team who became the closest of friends. I met amazing backpackers at a great hotel in Coban called El Retiro. I saw monkeys. I stood at the very top of a Mayan temple and felt like I was on top of the world, in every sense. I found a little known waterfall and jumped off with almost no hesitation – almost.

“I could go on forever about the last week, but I think you get the point. I did so much in such a short period of time I left Guatemala with the feeling that I could do anything. And I think I probably will.

“Hasta luego.”

Heather

Custom trip volunteer, Guatemala

Tell your friends about us!

Call Now