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.
Who doesn’t dream of a safe and decent living space? Everyone, right? Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV) is no exception. VFV dreams of building safe and decent new house for the families of its sponsored children through the Build a Home Project . VFV finds generous sponsors to help fund the Build a Home Project
Article and Media by Xavier-Thomas Mendoza Stories of volunteering are a dime a dozen. Finding programs that offer volunteers the experience to help the less fortunate can be easily searched on any search engine. Their stories are spread all over the web. But, unlike most of these stories, the chapters of Heather Lang’s