Volunteering is for everyone regardless of age. Even retired individuals can enjoy retirement whilst traveling, volunteering, and making a difference. We will share with you Heini’s story. Heini retired from his job in 2010. Since then, he has participated in volunteer programs in many countries like Costa Rica, Vietnam, India, China, Thailand, and the Philippines.
You may wonder. Is it possible to strengthen already established relationships with the locals after volunteering? The answer is a big yes! Read on to find out.
Here’s John’s story. First, John volunteered. He took a sabbatical break in 2015 to volunteer with VFV. John chose to work at the rehabilitation centre for young boys in conflict with the law. After just over 3 months of volunteering, he established what he considers life long relationships with his host family, the VFV staff, and everyone at the boys rehabilitation centre. Since his first and only time volunteering in the Philippines, John has supported a sponsored child and a VFV project. And since then, he already made two subsequent visits in 2017 and 2019.
Community health services continue! VFV’s 19th Annual Medical Mission on the 26th of April at Brgy. San Agustin, Babatngon Leyte was a success. A few months of preparation, coordination and hard work from the VFV team enabled us to provide vital services to patients and constituents from the beneficiary barangays in the municipality of Babatngon.
We, at VFV, have always been so thankful to have dedicated and passionate volunteers who would always lend us a helping hand and support us with our advocacies. Sir David Worth, a happily-retired Civil Engineer from the UK, makes a perfect example of a volunteer of that sort. In the written interview below, he is