United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission - to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 35 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it's the most fulfilling experience of their lives.
HayleyAge: 19-24FemaleVermontUniversity of VermontTrip of a lifetime04/11/2016How could this program be improved?
If our program leader hadn't stayed in Beijing much of the miscommunication could have been avoided.Response from United PlanetHayley, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We are glad that you were able to make lifelong friends on your Quest. Fostering meaningful relationships with the local communities is what we really value at United Planet.
JessicaAge: 19-24FemaleMonmouth, OregonWestern Oregon UniversityTraveling for a Cause04/11/2016How could this program be improved?
When we left Oregon, it was pretty confusing as to what our objective of the service trip was. We were not expecting what we got, even though we absolutely loved every second of it. It felt a little unclear and a tad disorganized.Response from United PlanetJessica, thank you for sharing about your volunteer Quest to Ecuador with us. We are excited that you had a great experience on your trip. Also, we appreciate your feedback. We are always trying to improve our programs so that our volunteers enjoy the best experience abroad.
IbrahimAge: 18 or youngerMaleBoston MaOtherMy trip across the world04/11/2016How could this program be improved?
If we would be given more options to travel to different countries.Response from United PlanetIbrahim, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy that you were able to help the local community get easier access to water and that you had fun along the way.
MckensieAge: 18 or youngerFemaleDefiance, OhioPeru is Such an Amazing Place04/11/2016How could this program be improved?
Better communication with the staff located in Peru.Response from United PlanetMcKensie, we appreciate you sharing about your experience in Peru. We are glad that you enjoyed volunteering at an after school program and that you were able to improve your Spanish skills. Also, thank you for your feedback. We are always trying to improve our programs to provide the best experiences to our volunteers.
MeganAge: 19-24FemaleBeverly, MassachusettsEndicott CollegeGhana Healthcare Quest 2 weeks04/11/2016How could this program be improved?
More information about activities could have been provided, most activities I participated in were because of research I did myself.Response from United PlanetMegan, thank you for sharing your story. We are so excited that you were able to get a good nursing experience during your volunteer Quest to Ghana. Thank you for your important feedback as well, we are always looking for ways we can improve our programs so that our volunteers have the best experiences possible.