Travel - 7 Febbraio Volunteering When Traveling Abroad: I Wanted to Save the Turtles, But I Was Wrong The orphanage didn’t need my help. I didn’t wow anyone with my soccer skills or save any lives that day. What they needed was my financial aid. For a split second I felt used, maybe even angry. But I quickly became okay with it. It was naive of me to think that my mere presence could do much for these kids. But a bag of rice would go far.