Dream Come True

Impact: 10
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Value: 10
Safety: 10

I grew up with a love of elephants (animals in general -- but specifically elephants) and a love to travel. I have traveled all of Europe and have always had a dream to go to Asia to (ethically) spend time and care for elephants. A friend of mine told me about Pod Volunteer so I did a little research and asked the Pod Volunteer team questions that they promptly and happily answered. From there, I planned my trip. I explained that I was travelling alone ( I am a female in my early 30s) and I had just a couple concerns. They directed me to any resource about solo travelers, forums with fellow Pod Volunteers and a packet on EVERYTHING that I would need to know. Their communication with me was one of the only reasons I followed through with such a bold (for me) trip. Being at the elephant refuge was an experience I will never forget. When people ask me about my time there, I find myself at a loss for words. The only thing I can really convey is that it was incredible. I have amazing photos to look back on and I keep in touch with some amazing people I have met there. It was a lot of work, volunteering at the refuge, but getting to be near an animal that means so much to me was an experience I will never forget.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed