Alan for Wildlife In Need
"I have volunteered for almost four months. This period was an incredible experience for me. For a vet (student) it’s really an educational location to volunteer. There is a lot of variety at WIN and since they are working together with a marine mammal park and a horseback riding school, I got in touch with a lot of different animals. Pets, wildlife, horses and sealife, I have met it all. From giving medicines to dogs and cats up to experiencing dolphin strandings and releasing animals back into the wild… There is a lot more that I’ve learned. Every week was surprising and exciting.There are days that it can be quiet, but even coming towards the end of my stay I was still learning and experiencing new things. All really great for my study and more things than I’ve hoped for.
The staff at WIN is really great. They were friendly from the beginning and were involving me in everything they are doing… There hasn’t past a day at WIN without laughing (with or at each other). The people at WIN have become close friends, or you can even say family.
WorldActivity Philippines has supported me very good during my entire stay. They introduce you to the Philippines and prepare you for the things you need to be aware of. WAP is taking care of you during the first days, but after that stay in touch with you the whole time. You can contact them when you have questions or problems and they respond fast. They are flexible and understanding. It feels really familiar.
The time I spent in Subic flew and it’s really sad to leave. I know that I would have learned even more if I stayed longer and would’ve met more amazing people. I couldn’t wish for a better place to volunteer and I will definitely come back again."