Overall Rating:/ 10I really enjoyed my time in Ukraine. It was difficult at first since I was the only volunteer and barely anyone speaks English, but once I got into my routine I really enjoyed it, and found that the kids really soaked up any of the affection you could give them. I was saddened by the lack of attention and support that is provided by some of the staff but I guess that's why it is important to have volunteers who are willing to spend extra time with the kids.
I felt that Alex was very helpful as the coordinator, but you definitely have to be flexible with your time over there, as things seem to change last minute or be running late. Overall, I loved the experience and the connections I made with the kids, I felt I gained a lot from it. I would definitely go back!