2 Years: Issue 6
Those Who Come Before Us
I distinctly remember when the training group before me left, I felt that not only was it assumed that I was knowledgeable of the local culture (even though I felt that I was not) but the assumption was I did not need any more support in how to be a good volunteer.
Although the volunteer service is 2 years long, it is surprising how quckly the time flies by and it seems like people are finishing their services all the time. It is really easy to make friends, and it is really hard to say goodbye all the time.
There is always talk of getting together again once everyone is back home, but it rarely ever happens.