By Dane Holding former Volunteer coordinator
I won’t lie, I was fairly apprehensive about travelling to India for the first time. It would be the first time I’d left The United States in 24 years (save the occasional trip to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls). I’d graduated from college recently, and was trying to evade the seeming inevitable necessity of submitting to the system in place in my country which requires me to give up all of my aspirations for the sake of a paycheck. A good friend of mine recommended that I travel to McLeod Ganj specifically to volunteer, and after a bit of research, I was able to locate Lha through The Volunteer Tibet Website.