They have done it!

Here you can find just a few of the many experiences lived by VAP volunteers at their projects. You can do it too!


Iceland

<p>Helen C. from Kingston upon Hull</p>

In total I spent just under 3 weeks in Iceland. I had the best time of my life ever. And I feel my life has benefited from the change it has brought about within me and the valuable lessons I learnt. I have more awareness of life, a larger sense of adventure and heightened curiosity about the world.

Helen C. from Kingston upon Hull

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Russia

<p>Monique T. from London</p>

I think our work has really opened the eyes of the youth there. I think that, because of our presence, some local youths got the chance to learn about other cultures which they wouldn’t have otherwise.

Monique T. from London

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Japan

<p>David H. from Surrey</p>

I had not appreciated that so few people come out in the East Asian countries that my telling them was something extraordinary. This was also the most interesting aspect of the workcamp in terms of trying to expand the awareness of other ways of living, and there was never any hostility or problems because of it.

David H. from Surrey

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Spain

<p>Karolin T. from London</p>

The most beautiful thing about volunteering obviously is the people you meet… the helpfulness the understanding…there is always someone who puts a plate of food in front of you if you say you are not hungry and not in the mood, or gives you a pep talk or simply a hug.

Karolin T. from London

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Italy

<p>Peter H. from Glasgow</p>

I appreciate that constructive criticism may be more useful to you than praise but I honestly have no gripes that I could possibly mention. I can only thank you for the experience that I really enjoyed and will undoubtedly follow-up in the coming year.

Peter H. from Glasgow

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Lithuania

<p>Ivan W. from London</p>

The outside world did not interfere, because it seemed so distant, and so we spent our spare time getting to know each other and learning about each other countries’, languages and cultures. Everyone was completely relaxed. This simply would not have been possible on any other type of holiday. VAP enabled me to have a truly memorable experience.

Ivan W. from London

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Kenya

<p>Hannah E. from London</p>

When volunteering in Malawi and Tanzania while at school and during my year out I developed a love of East Africa and soon felt itchy to go back. On discovering VAP I found a number of workcamps in Kenya and at far more affordable prices than any ’volunteer abroad’ organisations. I chose a 6 week workcamp based at a secondary school in western Kenya...

Hannah E. from London

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UK

<p>Miriam D. from Brighton</p>

If anyone is interested in doing some real volunteering and not paying stupid amounts of money to do it just visit VAP’s website or drop them an e-mail.

Miriam D. from Brighton

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Kenya

<p>Helen B. from Wigan</p>

I would recommend participating in a workcamp, especially with VAP, who ensured that I found a project to suit me and provided essential training for me in preparation for my trip. Being part of a workcamp really is a life-changing experience, oh, and it looks great on your CV!

Helen B. from Wigan

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Iceland

<p>Hannah C. from Leighton Buzzard</p>

We did a lot of conservation work, building hiking paths, tidying up wooded areas, removing weeds, planting trees, etc. The work was extremely successful and I found it very rewarding.

Hannah C. from Leighton Buzzard

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member of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Volunteer International Network Exchange UK
with the support of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the European «Youth in Action» Programme

Quote of the day

« The organisation of the camp community was fantastic! The group was great and we bonded quickly, language was always going to be a tricky one, but everyone attempted English and Indonesian so it made the whole experience fun and educational. »

Kirstin D. from Thirsk

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