"I volunteered with Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) in December 2016 and had an amazing time. Prior to my arrival, I made contact with the staff several times to discuss my assignment and other logistics. Sarah, the Volunteer Manager, worked with me to identify a project I could work on, and she also made sure my experience was a pleasant one. I had a great time interacting with both the staff and students where we both learned a lot from each other.
JWOC believes in empowering the locals and teaching them how to be self-sustainable. I met several JWOC alumni who are now successful and who stay involved in the organization because they want to give back to the program that helped them."