VESL Volunteers Profiled in Adult Gap Year Guide

Two of VESL’s past volunteers have been profiled in Susan Giffith’s new book :

‘Gap Years for Grown Ups’

Kath volunteering in Sri Lanka

Kath McGuire, Sri Lanka, 2009

Our very own Kath McGuire, who recently came on board as our volunteer blogger, has written about her own experience of volunteering in Sri Lanka with VESL and features in a number of quotes throughout the book. (If you’re interested in reading Kath’s full entry it’s on page 359 – 360.)

“I found the VESL website when I was looking online for volunteer projects. I chose them because they were doing the sort of project I wanted (teaching, three months), because they were affordable, and they impressed me with the fact that they run selection days that involve an interview – they don’t just take your money and send you to a project regardless of your appropriateness for it.”

Fiona volunteering in India

Fiona Passey, India, 2008

There is also another past VESL volunteer, Fiona Passey, telling her story of volunteering in India with VESL within this new edition of Susan Griffith’s gap year guide book. (Fiona’s experience starts on page 353 – 355.) ¬†Fiona was a volunteer teaching English in rural schools and local communities within Southern India for 4 months back in 2008.

“The selection day helped make up my mind as VESL’s co-ordinators strike the right balance between the serious issues that volunteers face with an acknowledgement that you are a volunteer who wants a great experience.”

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