Ethical volunteering at Ukutula Conservation Centre
"volunteering is not a choice, it is a responsibilty" unknown
...volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation."2011 United Nations State of the World’s Volunteerism Report
Volunteering overseas can help you to share and learn skills. And it can feed an interest in discovering new places and cultures" Volunteer Canada
I volunteer because I can. It’s as simple as that. If you could do something to help the world around you, why wouldn’t you? K.G
I volunteer because I always want to learn something new" Jane S.
I volunteer because I want to not just see the world, but make a difference in it" Abbie M
Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them." Harriet Naylor (pioneer in the development of volunteer program management - USA)
I volunteer because I need to feel I can take meaningful action" J.S
I volunteer to learn something new or to acquire a skill that I lacked. I couldn’t go out and get a job to learn that skill, but I could volunteer and learn it" Pam M.
Volunteering is an excellent way to get under the skin of a country and come to grips with a different culture" M.L
I've worked with extremely enthusiastic scientists and have always felt part of the team. Volunteers are not just given the donkey work. It is really rewarding and I have learnt so much. I have no zoological training but have had the chance to do many technical things relating to the research
man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labour by taking up another - Anatole France
Best experience ever. Would recommend the walk with lions as it is simply awe inspiring.
Spent the day there and we did two walks out. We got to play with the cubs and see the other cats they look after. The lodge was fully booked but I do so wish I stayed there. Much respect for the students from around the world volunteering and doing research" F.D
Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals" Unkown