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Volunteer in Germany (Nicola - Aberdeen)“My Xchange Scotland project was being part of a team working at a summercamp for German young people. The centre of the camp was a big circus tent which hosted different activities. The work was varied and interesting and I felt that it made a worthy impact on the young people on the project.”
Volunteer in India (Harriet - Ullapool)“I can honestly say that my Xchange Scotland project was one of the best things I have ever done. I learnt so much about travel, culture, language, other people but most of all myself. I have come out of it with an open mind and a confidence to try all new things. It also made me aware of the difference your help can make. It taught me how there are some people out there that need just a hand up, but volunteering is not one sided – they equally have something to give to you such as stories, experience and life skills.”
Volunteer in Austria (Victoria - Stirling)“My international volunteer project was working at a centre for young people with fewer opportunities in Austria. I got alot of support from the other volunteers – even though my project was only 2 weeks, the people that I was with by the end felt like family. I was quite scared before going away as it was the first time that I had been away on my own – so I got alot out of it. I also developed my language skills alot when I was away. I would really recommend going on a project.”
Volunteer in Kenya (Melanie - Stirling)"The three weeks I spent in Kenya were fantastic, I was based in Nairobi at the KVDA centre. Accomodation suited me as I was in inside and managed to get a bed! Food was actually ok, we took turns at cooking and I learned from the local volunteers how to cook some traditiional Kenyan dishes. Kenyans themselves are the most friendliest and helpful people I have ever come across. They really want to look after you and always lend a helping hand."