Hi, my name is Alison and I am volunteering here in China as an English Teacher. I teach basic English to students between the ages of 15 and 19. I teach topics such as Australian culture and geography, animals, clothing and foods to increase their vocabulary and confidence with English.
China is such a fascinating place. I love the culture, the buildings the mountains and the general way of life. It’s really beneficial to know about China in the 21st century as it is the new emerging superpower.
Michelle Howie volunteered as a Teacher in Fiji last year and made this beautiful video showing some of her unique experiences whilst living there as a local. “The most rewarding aspect of a Fijian placement specifically, was the relationships I formed by fully immersing myself in the village culture” she says.
Hi everyone, my name is Matt and I am currently a Lattitude volunteer in the United Kingdom, more precisely in North Yorkshire. I am volunteering as a Schools/Sports Assistant at a Grammar School for kids between the ages of 12-18. I am currently helping run school sports such as football, hockey, basketball, rock climbing, swimming, table tennis, badminton and gymnastics. I also help out in the boy’s boarding house.
After having kids on camp for three weeks, we went straight back into more training as our family of five grew to a family of 12. I no longer have my own room anymore but I DO get two pretty great room mates so that’s not really a bad thing at all. It’s been such a big change, going from our small family who is always running around like crazy doing everything, to a much bigger group where we’re allowed blocks off and sometimes end up walking around LOOKING for jobs because everyone has got everything under control.
In the short time I have already spent here, both in England during my orientation and at my Outdoor Activities Placement at Tolmers Activities and Camping Centre, I have already made amazing new friends and incredible memories to match. Both the volunteers I came with to my placement and the staff who work here are so friendly and approachable, and it has really made for a wonderful experience. The people have been one of the biggest parts of my Lattitude journey and being able to share my voyage with the friends I have made has been really rewarding.
Danielle’s having an amazing time volunteering at Camp Warwa in Alberta, Canada. Not only is she enjoying leading group activities such as the climbing wall, archery and high ropes, she thinks the best part about camp is that is feels like one big family and everyone becomes really close!