What others are saying about our International Volunteering adventures

Straight from our traveller’s mouths …

Volunteering in Nepal

Rebuild Nepal:  Lura School | 2015 In early October 2015, I set out to help rebuild an earthquake damaged school called the ‘Manju Shree Primary School’ in a small village called Lura, high up in the remote mountains of Eastern Nepal. For 6 days not only did the 11 of us (trekkers) work extremely hard in the sun, but so did our guide, Sherpa’s and all the locals, even a couple of the kids got involved at the end.

I cried when I got there and I cried when I left. It was so beautiful and such an honour and absolute privilege to be working alongside the local community of Lura, with most we generally did not understand each other verbally but none the less we found a way. When we first arrived they showered us with handmade flower necklaces, scarves, warm welcomes and lots and lots of love.

We were the first group to assist in the rebuild of this school; another group arrived not long after we left to continue with the rebuild from where we left.Our main goal was to have the old foundation removed, cleared, levelled, lined, marked and prepared for the next group. WE DID IT!

The people here were absolutely beautiful; the kids were incredibly adorable and were extremely excited about receiving the new toys and gifts; which were both for themselves and for their school. You can see the stages of our work; no machinery involved what so ever, everything done by hand, sweat, blood, blisters, tears and love, and above 2000 m.”
Isabel Rios | Australia

Rebuild Nepal: Lura School | 2015 “The trip was astounding. Words truly fall short when you try to describe the beauty you see in the Himalayas. The team World Expeditions employs are incredible, they care and they try to fulfill your every need and then some. Make sure you have a good camera, you won’t regret it! 10/10 The most memorable part of the trip would have been when we made it, finally to the top of Kala Pattar, which was one of the toughest parts of the trip, but certainly the most rewarding! – Anon. | Australia

Serlo Monastery Waste Management Project | 2013 “Both the trek and Serlo Monastery project were incredible – a set of experiences more wonderful, fulfilling and life enhancing than I could ever have wished for. I am already making plans for my next trip – Nepal is a truly magical place and the World Expeditions team who accompanied us really were fundamental to what became a very special three weeks for me.”
M. Hawley | Australia

Kushudebu Public Health Mission | 2006 “The local villagers at Junbesi made us feel really welcome and put on a special dinner at the monastery.  We were overwhelmed with the welcome they gave us and also the thank you.  We had a great bunch of other trekkers on the trip and we were all matched up well with our room-mates.  We were very lucky with the weather and had day after day of awe-inspiring views.  There is not one bad thing that I can say about the trip.  The trip was a life changing experience and I would love to do it all again.  I would like to thank everyone involved.  And I hope that one day I get to travel again with World Expeditions.”
K. Venables |New Zealand

Volunteering in Australia

Rock Art Project | 2012 “I just wanted you to know that I have returned to Sydney after a wonderful week looking at some fantastic rock art, learning more about the Aboriginal culture and traditions and exploring some extraordinary landscape.  The trip was excellent, the weather perfect and the group who were on the trip were very friendly.  Professor Paul Tucon was delightful and willingly shared his knowledge and gave a wonderful insight into the art and the excavation process.  No question went unanswered and he had a great sense of humour. The Aborigines who escorted us at various times were very eager to share their love of their country and spoke freely of their culture and traditions and in some instances demonstrated their abilities. I hope the trip is repeated so others can also enjoy the experience we all shared. Thank you for your support and encouragement to attend the trip.”
Louise | Australia

Arnhem Land Marine Rescue Project | 2010 “It turned out to be one of the most delightful vacation experiences I have had for many years. I can’t complement your staff enough on their recommendations, service, and general conduct, we received a very well informed commentary, and a very professional service. The whole trip exceeded my expectations!”
Pam | UK

Arnhem Land Marine Rescue Project | 2008 “It was such a great trip. Really rewarding to clean up the beautiful beaches up there – we found lots of ghost nets, which made us all feel glad to be there so we could get rid of them (didn’t find any trapped turtles but saw lots of turtle tracks on the beaches) – and to hang out with the Dhimurru rangers and learn a bit about Yolngu culture. ….weather was sunny most days, and warm but not too hot – we even went swimming in the sea most days.”
L. Southerden | Australia

Volunteering in Peru

Qelqanqa Water and Footbridges Project | 2009 “I really liked the community service trip since I was helping people of the area.  It makes one feel good because you are sharing your abilities along with theirs in building something better for them.  You also get to see a beautiful country and a different way of life.”
E. Klofach | USA

Volunteering in Tanzania

Magara Primary School Upgrade | 2008 Great experience to share with my 14 year old son. We had a wonderful group of 10! – it was the right number. Very Memorable!”
R. Wagner | Australia

Magara Primary School Upgrade | 2008 “I am writing to let you know how much I enjoyed the recent trip to the Magara secondary school project in Tanzania and how wonderful the World Expeditions staff were. Our guide was a fantastic source of information and really helped us a great deal but also allowed us a lot of freedom to work things out for ourselves. The group was great and we hope to keep in contact as much as possible. The staff at the secondary school and the students were memorable and I wish them all the best and also to the people who attend the project next year.”
L. Smith | Australia

Volunteering in Vietnam

Thanh Son Elementary School | 2014 “We worked and laughed … and loved it. It was hard physical work but we enjoyed it and were so happy to get the project finished on schedule”
Sue Murray | Australia