Elsa Thomasma – Returning Volunteer

As a returning volunteer to VFV in July 2011, I knew most of what to expect from my 5 month stay in the Philippines. Not only did I fall back in the love with the Philippines, but through VFV’s placements and projects I was able to gain a greater understanding of the Philippines as a

Volunteer Testimonial: Kelsey Schmidt

Kelsey Schmidt volunteered on the Volunteer for the Visayans Nutrition Public Health Project between June 17 and July 14, 2011. “Going to the Philippines has been the greatest experience I have ever had.  It was fun, challenging, life-changing, exhilarating.  I could go on and on.  I am a twenty-one year old and had never traveled

Volunteer Testimonial: David Vo

Let me first start off by saying I am in no way an ‘experienced’ traveler. Being born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I had no idea what to expect from this trip. I knew a couple of past volunteers that shared their experiences prior to leaving, but nothing could have prepared me for what was