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Samantha M.

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Review for Nepal Orphans Home Inc, Davidson, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I spent five months with NOH in 2010. There was plenty of e-mailing before I even left my home and I felt instantly welcomed and safe and ready for whatever was to come as soon as I arrived. They took such good care of me, making sure I got on the right bus to travel to a new placement 30 hours away, riding the bus with me for 30 hours, and staying a night just to make sure I was comfortable and okay. The individuals at NOH are amazing human beings, and everyday I miss them. The schools I taught at were full of bright inquisitive eyes and I can honestly say I have never seen so many children who LOVE learning... in my life! The children just melted my heart, and I miss them everyday. The volunteers all develop a special bond with each other at this organization, and I know many lifelong friendships have started on the rooftop of the volunteer house. Thank you NOH for showing me how to truly love and give to those in need. Namaste.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being the first of NOH volunteers to go to a placement in Baitadi, a 30 hour bus ride from Kathmandu. My stay was successful, the children I taught at the school there were so excited to talk with me and ask questions about life outside of their village, many of the children told me they want to live in my country someday, we built and organized a library, and now this small village is connected with the possibility of future volunteers and hope and love.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...


Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I think they are doing the best they can, and are constantly working with volunteers to get feedback which they then use to make changes to the way things work. I had a great time, and wouldn't change a thing.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

My experience changed my life in so many ways. I have never felt so capable and empowered... like I really can make a difference. The children are just sooooo happy to meet each volunteer, and are so grateful for every moment and every hug and every smile. They taught me to appreciate every single thing... no matter how big or small. And I will live this way forever.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like anything is possible.

Role:  Volunteer & I taught English and other subjects at rural schools, I stayed at an orphanage and created exciting day programs, I lead a library development project in the far west of Nepal, and I gave and received so much love....