I chose IVHQ Romania (local organization - Care2travel) because firstly I haven't been to the East part of Europe before and would really like to go there for its beautiful scenery and rich history. Also, at that time, I was having winter holiday, so it was a great opportunity to do some volunteering instead of staying in the comfort zone back home :)
It's my second time to volunteer with IVHQ, so personally I’ve more or less had an idea of how volunteering can shape or impact both the community and the volunteers themselves with however little effort in a big picture it seems for each individual - previous volunteering makes me think that, throughout the whole process, it's great to feel that the practical tasks that I am doing is actually helping and moving the whole process forward, and it's even better when considered every volunteer is reaching out and together it results in great & amazing changes to the local people and community. I was somehow content and happy with this type of experience from my perspective, so I decided to do it again and will continue to do more in the future.
Furthermore, IVHQ, as the volunteer agency, guarantees safety and sends volunteers to trusted local non-profit organizations. In this case is Care2travel, which aims to place volunteers in the appropriate positions to meet local practical needs. Therefore, safety, trustworthy, non-profit, value, etc., these are all reasons of many when I decide where to volunteer, which is also why I chose this program.