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Volunteer Evaluation SHEET

Dear Volunteer,

Please kindly evaluate the volunteer program of New Hope Volunteers and assist us to further improve our services and program.

Your name: Deborah Bell
Your address: Morico San Ginesio MC Italy
Volunteer date/country: Costa Rica 11/12/11 – 31/01/12

How do you assess the services of New Hope?

Good

Please evaluate the support, meal and accommodation we received during the program

The support from Maximo Nivel was faultless, the initial airport pick up however I did criticize and put my comments in their feedback form and they informed me that they would be reviewing this. The accommodation was good as was the food.

Please review/evaluate your overall experience with New Hope

As New Hope were as I saw really only the agents for the trip, that side of the service was good. Maximo Nivel however were the ground support service and there were also good.

Do you recommend New Hope Volunteer program to your friends/families?

Yes

Can we forward your email address to our future volunteers? If yes, please write your e-mail:

debbibell66@cheapnet.it

Thank you!

Thank you and all the best for your future endeavors!


Volunteer Evaluation SHEET

Hola New hope: D!

I'm fine! My experience is great, I learn thousands of new things, I meet great people and life here is paissible ..

My host family, I board never meet someone as nice!

The project with the turtles did not give me too excited because during the day there was nothing to do.

The construction project, physical and fun because I was with the right people and the foreman very nice!

Now I am a Child Care Project and it is great as well ..

I took some weeks off to travel to Panama and Nicaragua was wonderful!

I made lots of good friends :)

The negatives it may be that I have gained weight (hahaha) and I board the bus never taken much of my life to go to the beach on weekends: P!

I attached pictures you can put on your face book with great pleasure!

PS: I do not take Spanish lessons, but I already understand everything and I mean good!

PURA VIDA!
-Charlotte Hugue


Dear Volunteer,

Please kindly evaluate the volunteer program of New Hope Volunteers and assist us to further improve our services and program.

Your name: Mari Bloede
Volunteer date/country: May 8, 2011 – July 30, 2011

How do you assess the services of New Hope?

New Hope’s services were a great value. The cost was far less than most other organizations for equal services and I would do it again in a heartbeat.


Please evaluate the support, meal and accommodation we received during the program

Tina and Hannia were an excellent source of support and were available almost any time. I had accommodations way above my expectations with a host family that is now as much like family to me as my biological family. My host mother, Maruja, and my host sister, Vivi, provided excellent meals for me on a regular schedule.

Please review/evaluate your overall experience with New Hope

My overall experience with New Hope was phenomenal and I would highly recommend this program to anyone considering volunteer work abroad. An excellent program at an affordable cost.

Overall New Hope was great and I only have good things to say!

  • Do you recommend New Hope Volunteer program to your friends/families? Yes
  • Can we forward your email address to our future volunteers? If yes, please write your e-mail: ladybloede@yahoo.com

Please only give to other volunteers if they need help to decide to go there or help when they are there.

Thank you!

Thank you and all the best for your future endeavors!


Hello, Srijana!

I am doing great, thanks! I am in love with Atenas; my host family is so far above and beyond my expectations and I really just couldn't be much happier. I am so glad I came. My projects have been good, but not my most favorite part so far. I worked in the nursing home for the first month and it was rewarding to build relationships with the residents and help out, but they really didn't have much of a need for my help. I enjoyed it, but felt like I didn't contribute as much as I would've liked to because there wasn't much opportunity for me to do so. Since my fifth week, I have been working at the garden (AMASIA) and have had sort of a similar experience to the nursing home. I enjoy it, but I don't feel like they need much help, so I feel like I'm not contributing as much as I want to be. I thought this project would be more conservation-minded and it doesn't really have anything to do with conserving the ecology in Costa Rica. Again, I enjoy it, but it's not exactly what I expected and I wish I felt like I was doing more. I have since also picked up another project, working with the Lighthouse Animal Rescue in Cruce Alto del Monte. This project, I find, really needs volunteer assistance and I enjoy it very much.

As far as support goes, Tina has been very helpful. She is approachable, friendly and flexible. Whenever I need something, she helps me out.

Anyway, overall I am having a wonderful time and, after 7 weeks, I don't feel like 3 months will be enough time - I'm not going to want to go home. I wish I could stay longer.

Thanks for your help and follow-up! Let me know if you have any further questions.

Mari Bloede


Ben Brignell, volunteering experience with New Hope Volunteer

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