Volunteering overseas is a uniquely personal journey and impacts on all volunteers differently. Volunteers are placed in unfamiliar situations. You may be running an IT class and no one has turned up; the electricity has gone off; life moves at a different, slower pace. There can be culture shock, language barriers, loneliness. It is also a chance to challenge yourself and be challenged, to adapt, to slow down and to learn about yourself and about others. Volunteering with VLM is about journeying in solidarity, friendship, and mutual respect. Your experience will be as unique as you are. Below are some testimonies from previous volunteers about their volunteering experience.