Next we were sent a lot of information, but again it was excellent and complete. Perhaps the volunteer information survey was a little lengthy for a one-week trip, but it was thorough. I liked the fact that the uVolunteer people were there to pick us up at the airport.
Marianella, Ligia, Meaw, and Dona Isabel were helpful, patient, with a good sense of humor, as was the Community Center staff. What an enjoyable group of people!
The volunteer dormitory was clean and the food excellent. When the shower broke the staff was prompt in getting the issue resolved. Over time the showers could use remodeling. The Christmas tree was an excellent addition to the house!
I loved working with the children at the community center. I thought walking to and from the center each day was also great exercise. The children at the center were loving, happy, polite, and I hope we were able to make at least a tiny difference in their lives. I gained a huge amount from teaching them and playing with them, and I can only hope they learned half as much from us.