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International Volunteer Program volunteer stories

Very often, our International Volunteers tell us they received far more than they gave during their international volunteer experience. Here are some of their stories.

Sheila Marie, Ireland and Hungary-Szarvas
“To live months in a country and culture other than my own, to give the best of my heart and hands, to represent my own country in the context of faith, hope, peace and love is both privilege and blessing.”
Read more about Sheila’s experience.

Dustin Dresser, Costa Rica
“I can honestly say there is no other place that I’d rather be than where I am right now. I am grateful to have been able to have this opportunity and I’m making the most of it.”
Read more about Dustin’s experience.

Michael Rabb, Nepal
“The Habitat for Humanity Nepal staff are great people, and I really appreciated the opportunity to volunteer there.”
Read more about Michael’s experience.

Shelly Koo, Africa and the Middle East
“While I have only been here for about three months, I can without a doubt say that one of the biggest blessings has been the opportunity and privilege of working alongside so many passionate and diverse staff.”
Read more about Shelly’s experience.

Megan Sargeant, Bangladesh
“While Bangladesh can be a challenging country, it has been an experience that is heartbreakingly beautiful, at times, and one that few foreigners get the chance to see.”
Read more about Megan’s experience.

Bill Fitzgerald, United States
“It becomes a question you have to ask yourself. When you get out of bed in the morning—what is it that you want to do?”
Read more about Bill Fitzgerald’s experience.