I had never volunteered overseas before, and knew pretty much nothing about what work was being done by which NGOs and where. Indigo’s website introduced me to a huge number of NGOs. The information provided on their projects and the type of work volunteers would be involved in helped me narrow down ideas about where I could see myself. I particularly found the ability to search for projects based on skills valuable. That helped me find Lighthouse Relief.
Without Indigo I would have been scouring the internet for ages researching NGOs. There is no way I would have been exposed to the variety of projects presented on Indigo’s site. I might not have even come across Lighthouse Relief as I was previously unaware of their work.
The whole process of applying and being connected to Lighthouse Relief was so streamlined and efficient. Without Indigo I would have had to contact each NGO I was interested in directly to enquire more about their operations and my suitability. This would have quite likely taken a protracted amount of time due to being busy with operations on the ground, and taking up their valuable time and resources.