"SMILE, FEEL, HELP, WORK, HAVE FUN! The key words to volunteer.
If you want to go, you have to put all your energy into it, absorb all you can, because opportunities like this cannot always be repeated. Open yourself to everything. Upon your return you have to know that you gave your very best to help make a difference. Everything you do will stay in the memories of the people you touch. You are making a change with everything you do and teach. You don’t even know how much you are going to learn from them!