This was my first time volunteering overseas and I wasn't sure what to expect. My first day I was warmly welcomed and cheered by the volunteers and staff and felt quite at home almost immediately. The work ( home-based healthcare, clinic and community outreach) felt rewarding and appreciated, the local people were so warm and friendly and the accommodations beautiful and cozy. Weekends were filled with hiking at Victoria Falls, safari, dinners out, local shopping and hanging by the pool. Also the food was delicious! I left with a strong sense of community and much sadness. I wished I'd signed up for more time!