Written on: 07/08/2012 by jess-amy-9292 (1 review written)
I am currently at university going into my 3rd year and was looking for something to do over this summer which would give me some kind of volunteering experience to go with my psychology degree. I came across the organisation GVI and found the expedition in Fiji which involves teaching and construction work. I believed that it would be an awesome opportunity to gain some vital skills working with children and individuals from a completely different culture and way of life. My thoughts were, 'If you're going to do some volunteering, you may as well go all out and go to the other side of the world!' My time in Fiji has opened my eyes to the world and the rewarding feeling that comes from knowing that my contribution, however small, has made a difference in someone else's life for the better. My favourite part of the experience was meeting the new people, both in the communities I worked in and also the friedns I made on base. You have to go out there with an open mind as to how basic they live and how basic you will be required to live for the length of time that you will be volunteering. I would massively recommend volunteering abroad wth GVI as they make the experience as enjoyable as possible and were absolutely awesome to work with! There isn't the words to describe how much of an amazing experience I have gained from volunteering, especially with GVI, so all I can say go ahead and do it, you won't regret it!