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Shahnaz Bibi

“I cannot think of anything to improve.”

Shahnaz Bibi | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Iris Müller

“A wonderful combination of volunteering and do something good, touristy stuff and experience authentic Sri Lankan life and people.”

Iris Müller | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Emma Whitehall

“Gained confidence in my abilities.”

Emma Whitehall | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Maximilian Taucher

“VoluntEars is very good at everything.”

Max Taucher | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Joe Rollin


Joe Rollin | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Charlotte Freeman

“It’s organised and adapted to people who are Deaf/HOH as opportunities with accessibility is more limited.”

Charlotte Freeman | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Arif Ambia

“I learnt how to communicate with deaf international people.”

Arif Ambia | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Tracy Davis

“I had an amazing experience.”

Tracy Davis | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Kerry Evans

“Very well organised, terps available and did not have to worry about anything.”

Kerry Evans | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Poppy Evans

“Helped my social skills and got me out of my comfort zone.”

Poppy Evans | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

Sophie Coole

Sophie Coole | VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas

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Annahita Forghan

“It was wonderful to see that we could make a real impact with our efforts.”

Annahita Forghan - Voluntears

Linda Clarke

Linda Clarke - Voluntears

Marion Jay

“Extremely rewarding, well planned and organised.”

Marion Jay - Voluntears

Mel Demitriou

“Fun, exciting, amazing and worth it!!”

Mel Demitriou - Voluntears

Rianna Curley

“It’s incredible and once in life time experience!”

Rianna Curley - Voluntears

John Roberts

“Organised by someone who really understands the issues facing deaf people abroad and has an excellent knowledge of Sri Lanka.”

John Roberts, Sri Lanka, 2 Week Group Trip, December 2018

Sabrina Dhillon

“Being abroad alone (without family) gave me more confidence!”

Lauren Randell

“We were well supported by VoluntEars. This was very important to my Sister and I because we were a bag of nerves!”

Suzi Merrills

“Memorable, fantastic experience, amazing opportunity, rewarding.”

Kate Randell

“I loved every minute of the trip! Thank you VoluntEars for everything!”

Emma Eden

“Amazing. Fun. An experience. Memorable.”

Abbie Steggles

“Everything was well planned.”

Humairaa Omer

“Everyday was different ”

Hannah Talbot

“Different, eye-opening, amazing!”

Laura Talbot

“Unique, amazing, rewarding, insightful.”

Joanna Stevens

“I liked the fact that the programme was accessible for D/deaf people and that there was support available.”

Meera Parekh

“I was definitely inspired by the school”

Measha Harris

“Became more confident with using my BSL sign language”

Sogand Asghari

“The interpreter was a great thing.”

Rachel Ash

“VoluntEars made me feel so safe and confident”

Faeema Kakuji

“An experience of a lifetime!”

VoluntEars - Sri Lanka gallery

Madeline Stone

“Eye opening!”

Ese Akpobi

“Grew my confidence in signing”

Kathryn Anstiss

“Thank you for the most memorable and remarkable experience!”

Fatima Taniya

“As a student audiologist, I have learnt the importance of sign language.”

Emilie Sands

“Unbelievable. Eye opening. Amazing.”

Katie Rudd

“I have gained my independence.”

Anna MacKenzie

“A super volunteering trip with a great balance of sightseeing all condensed into 2 weeks.”

Sophie Bryan

“Beyond amazing.”

Pippa Robinson

“Rewarding, Enlightening, Interesting, Enjoyable.”

Alexia Lumley

“I liked the fact they can use BSL to communicate with me easily.”

Natasha Lumley

“Being deaf, I felt a connection to the deaf school in Sri Lanka.”

Amy Bastianelli

“I want to go out there again and help other people.”

Blanche Coy

“I met some amazing people who I consider friends for life.”

Bianka Punja

“Every day was both fun and memorable.”

David Hutchison

“It was a great opportunity to experience a different culture and to learn more about other Deaf communities and their sign languages.”

Andy Hesselwood

“Communication with the local Deaf group clicked and we could all just chat.”

Sandra O’Loughlin

“I liked the opportunity to work alongside Deaf and hearing people.”

Kimberley Bruce

“Watch Kim sign the alphabet from A to Z in BSL in 3.4 seconds! Can you do it any faster? Read her feedback about the trip too.”

Saira Shabbir

“Watch Saira talk about sea turtles, helping at a deaf school and why she joined VoluntEars.”

Stephanie Denison

“I was able to learn about the local culture and customs by joining in with the locals and learning about their lives.I found the whole trip really rewarding.”

Jodie Winter

“Learnt a lot about the culture and the way of their life.”

Laura Robinson

“Watch Laura describe a typical day on her trip to Sri Lanka in July 2016.”

Ashley Hill

“Funniest experience? “Being pooed on by a fruit bat!”

Katherine O’Grady

“An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka’s way of life and culture.”

Charlie Hadley

“I really enjoyed finding out info from the market, farm and tea factory, things we see everyday but I didn’t realise where it came from. Learnt about different religions and ways of life. How to eat with my hands without…”

Clair Murray

“There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing”

Keegan Hall

“Renewed and reinvigorated my self confidence and excited me about teaching all over again”

Karolina Pakenaite

“It was very reassuring to reconnect with the D/deaf community”

Stephan Pretorius

“I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience. I hope it makes the learning environment more exciting for the children in the school.”

Tom Gerrard

“You can really identify with the deaf people there”

Vidhu Patel

“I am more confident, learnt new things and had fun.”

Esther Haines

“It was a really interesting experience with Deaf people from the school.”

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