Would you recommend staying in a home stay or volunteer center?

Posted by Paula Brock 5 years 6 months ago

Safety is my biggest priority as a single woman volunteer.


It depends on the age of the volunteer. I paid extra for the home stay because I am twice the age of most of the participants. But most of the volunteers enjoyed the volunteer house as this is where you meet friends.

In each country, there is a different housing situation depending on which NGO is the in country partner. This is also a feature in choosing your housing.

Hi, I stayed in a volunteer house during my 3 week stay in Sri Lanka. It was the best experience as you make new friends whereby you go out on the weekends, play board games and go on walks after work each day. It's truly amazing meeting and being together with so many people from different countries. The girls who did home stay tended to come to the volunteer house after volunteer work as they found it more interesting...