What was your funniest or most memorable experience?
“The most memorable was the fun that was had during the elephant game with the Deaf children and volunteers.”
What did you like about the VoluntEars programme?
“Well organised, great ethos, varied programme, felt safe and supported.”
What did you learn?
“ASL, NSL and how to interpret between 3 sign languages and a spoken language.”
How do you think you benefitted from the experience?
“Sense of reward to the school, volunteers and myself. Collectively we made a difference and the Deaf children benefitted from the experience of sharing cultures and a newly renovated dining room.”
Was there a good mix of D/deaf & hearing volunteers on your trip? How did you find communication?
“Yes, communication was good 🙂 ”
"I had the opportunity to help fellow D/deaf people"
“The best thing I’ve done in years”
“Valuable, memorable, fun, productive, amazing!”
“A specialised organisation that guarantees the right support - all my worries vanished”
“Working with turtles was the best thing!”
“Enlightening, rewarding, motivating, amazing”
“I grew in confidence and enjoyed helping people”
"I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience."
"An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka's way of life and culture"
"It's changed my way of thinking and seeing things. Join today because it's brilliant! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity"
"There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing"
“I knew this was a perfect opportunity”
“I made new friends and was able to use my sign language skills”
“I can’t fault VoluntEars - they run everything smoothly from beginning to end”