The volunteer house was very homely which we welcomed after weeks of living in grimy hostels. It was good that we got there a couple of days before our actual construction project started because we had time to settle in and explore San Ramon, which was made easy to do after one of the organisers gave us a tour of the town.
The project itself consisted of building a home for a low-income community. I had not done anything like this before and was surprised about how physically challenging it was.
However seeing the house rapidly forming and knowing that I had contributed to this made the hard work worthwhile. I really enjoyed my volunteer experience and would definitely do it again.