Volunteer Testimonials

Volunteer Testimonials

97% of our volunteers feel that their support benefits our partner projects

Here at African Adventures, we are very proud of the relationships we share with our volunteers. They are central to our work and we are fully aware of this, which is why we support our volunteers through their journey and are always on hand when help is needed. It is very important to us that volunteers not only have an amazing experience but a rewarding one too; we want them to feel like they have really made a difference and done something worthwhile but we also want them to have a great time. We work very hard to deliver this so we are delighted when we hear that we have succeeded! Here is just a small selection of the feedback that we have received from some of our incredible volunteers – we are very humbled by their lovely words…

“Our trip was amazing; our pupil volunteers gave their very best and, in return for this investment, they have taken away new skills, experiences and friendships that will stay with them forever.”
Volunteer Testimonial - Chiquita Henderson

Chiquita Henson

Group Leader, Cirencester Deer Park School
“The relationships we made, the experiences we shared and the work we accomplished will be cherished memories for life. Thank you to our host Stone and the whole team for looking after us so well and making sure our experience was unforgettable.”
Volunteer Testimonial - Girlguiding LaSER

Anonymous

Volunteer, Girlguiding LaSER
“I would recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys meeting new people and learning about different cultures. The people were so friendly and welcoming and this made my trip all the more enjoyable. I will not forget the new friends that I made.”
Volunteer Testimonial - Cirencester Deer Park School

Ollie Adam

Student volunteer, Cirencester Deer Park School
“African Adventures made my trip the best it could’ve been; the whole team was helpful before and during my experience in Kenya. Thank you very much.”
Volunteer Testimonial - Springfield School

Lily Faithful

Student volunteer, Springfield School
“A very real experience providing a pragmatic insight into the non-western life in Africa – this trip has positively influenced decisions I will make with regards to my future.”
Volunteer Testimonial - The Compton School

Amaan Nath

Student volunteer, The Compton School
“An experience which increased my teaching skills and opened my eyes to the world.”
Volunteer Testimonial - University of Southampton

Becky Heneghan

Trainee teacher, University of Southampton
“My daughter and I have fallen in love with Kenya and will definitely be going back next year! The inspiring thing is the joy, positivity, faith and love shown by the children, even though they have so little.”
Volunteer Testimonial - Tony Luke Derby County Community Trust DCCT

Tony Luke

Volunteer, Derby County Community Trust
“Kenya, it’s been amazing! It’s been one of the craziest, hardest, but the most incredible experience! We’ve been so lucky to meet so many amazing people along the way, making it an experience I will never ever forget!”
University Trips - Evie Baxter

Evie Baxter

Trainee teacher, Nottingham Trent University
“In Ghana I made so many memories I will never ever forget and the trip changed and inspired me so much!

Overall, my trip with African Adventures to Ghana has been the best and favourite opportunity of my life! I will never forget it and hope to attend another African Adventures trip shortly! Thank you for the experience!”

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Connie Mace

Student volunteer, Shoreham Academy
“What an excellent week we have just spent in Woe in Ghana with African Adventures! It has been amazing for our students and staff and we are returning home full of brilliant memories and reflections… and more importantly, we are already talking about our next trip!”
Volunteer testimonials

Yvonne Watkins

Group Leader, Bourne Community College
“African Adventures provided a carefully tailored package which was flexible, amendable, economical, interactive and ideally suited to help every participant meet their group and individual objectives. On previous trips with other providers, activities were pre-packaged and were never personalised to meet the specific needs of the participating schools. Fortunately I discovered African Adventures!”
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Andrew Scott

Group Leader, Burnt Mill Academy
“All of the students want to return and I am sure many will. However, the benefit is longer term – all of them have started to understand what they can do rather than what they can’t. They have started to believe in themselves and understand how much richer life can be if you give yourself. I truly believe that this experience will be the making of many of the team.”
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Mark Sirot-Smith

Group Leader, Ely College
“What a wonderful team you are! Everyone I have met from AA has been 100% fantastic, friendly, helpful, kind and genuinely the most helpful and charismatic people. The work you are supporting and fulfilling is both life changing for the children and adults based in Africa and for the volunteers who are fortunate enough to travel out there.

I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who is contemplating this sort of experience. The guides, resources and material they provide you with is invaluable when planning your adventure, the staff and representatives are brilliant and helpful and the general support they offer has been phenomenal. From someone who has never really volunteered at this level before I will certainly be in contact again to arrange another trip ASAP and that is due to African Adventures! Thanks again for all the outstanding work you are doing!”

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Sophie Branch

Student volunteer, Ely College
“Wow! I barely even know where to begin. I have just returned from a visit to Woe in Ghana with a group of 21 explorer scouts and 6 leaders. We had a totally amazing time. The support staff were fantastic and the experience was so much more than any of us could have ever expected. I will never forget how incredibly lucky I am and honoured to have been part of such an amazing adventure, watching the explorers grow in experience and maturity and being a part of such an awesome community. Can’t wait to do it all again.”
Girlguide and Scout Expeditions - Jacqui Pratt

Jacqui Pratt

Scout Leader, Staffordshire Explorer Scouts
“I feel so blessed to be able to have spent my time in Kenya with such awe inspiring and happy children. It has been eye opening and very emotional at times but what an amazing experience and every volunteer on the trip has helped make this trip one I will never forget. I’ve had fun, learned a lot about myself and made friendships that will last a lifetime.”
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Sarah Rawson

Volunteer, Derby County Community Trust
“Everyone that comes on the trip gains invaluable life skills; how to adapt to different cultures, how to approach difficult situations and how to respect different people and ways of life. It’s hard work but it’s an experience that every student should have.”
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Emily White

Student volunteer, Amery Hill School