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Any experience of Student Volunteer projects?

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Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 15 Jun 2008 20:46


I am wondering if anyone has had any experience of student volunteer projects, or know of any which have been particularly good.

I hope you all have lots of suggestions.


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 15 Jun 2008 20:59

Do you mean UK ..or overseas?



Jane Report 15 Jun 2008 21:00

my son spent a couple of months in Thailand helping the Hill Tribe people build a school.
He went with "Madventure" and had a wonderful experience.He did have to pay to go but it was worth it.
Do you fancy anything in particular or are you just trying to get ideas?

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 15 Jun 2008 21:01

Sorry, should have said.

Something abroad for during the summer holidays from university. (not this year, but next year)

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 15 Jun 2008 21:03

Hi Helen

I am just trying to get ideas at the moment. I am thinking about teaching english as I am studying to become a teacher, but I am also interested in conservation and the environment.

I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand, but think that would be something more suited to going on a holiday (although I think you can do conservation volunteering out there).

I will look at the website you suggested.


Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 15 Jun 2008 21:30

anyone else?

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 15 Jun 2008 22:22


I know I am not a regular poster on these boards but I was hoping a few more people would have some suggestions or some knowledge.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 15 Jun 2008 22:27

It seems to be rather quiet tonight.

Perhaps someone could nudge this for you in the daytime tomorrow.

...Sorry, we have an 'interuption of power supply ' tomorrow, so I can't do that.


ginqueen Report 15 Jun 2008 22:32

Hi - there's always interesting sounding projects in 'The Big Issue' - good luck


Heather Report 15 Jun 2008 22:37

Well, what about Camp America - ok, its not about conservation but you could teach English :) Ive know several people who went on to be teachers doing these camps as it helps with communication with youngsters., organising activities, looking after welfare and of course taking part in lots of the activities yourself and you get weeks off at the end of the camp to travel with the new mates youve made from all over the world PLUS you get paid pocket money. Actually they seem to be worldwide now:.


Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 16 Jun 2008 16:59

Thank you Heather.

I like the look of the first one... I have ordered a brochure to have a look.

Gin Queen - I will buy one next time I am in town.

P.S. Is that the Heather who was a positive thinker?



eRRolSheep Report 16 Jun 2008 17:18

Try the Wargraves Commission. They used to have some fantastic projects across Europe but I'm not sure whether they still do.


CATHKIN Report 16 Jun 2008 17:21

My niece went to Zimbabwe to help in an orphanage and her parents who are both teachers went to Johanessburg as volunteers in the summer holidays last year


Heather Report 16 Jun 2008 18:11

Yes I was a positive thinker - lol xx


Dawnieher3headaches Report 16 Jun 2008 18:18

Sorry I am boring and have no experience of them just didnt want you to think nobody was answering you


Heather Report 16 Jun 2008 18:35

Have a look at this one too:


Heather Report 16 Jun 2008 19:43

Hey Dawn, he has had a few answers already.

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 16 Jun 2008 20:01 See Mexico Project 1 & 2

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 16 Jun 2008 21:11

Thank you everyone - they are all ones for me to have a good look at.

Heather - It is I. (Tom)


Heather Report 16 Jun 2008 22:02

Oh bless, thought it might be somehow (I and others really miss you Tom xxx)