Volunteers

Harriet Brown Morocco

What members of staff do you remember the most and why? Co-ordinators as we saw them lots, and cleaners as they were nice.

Why did you want to volunteer?
To help improve peoples’ lives, travel, meet new people.

What did you do for fun?
Sahara trip, waterfalls trip, souks/shopping, palaces/exploring Marrakech.

When was your most enjoyable experience, do you have an interesting story?
All of the experience. Particularly the time I spent in Casablanca at the Scout camp.

Who did you make friends with and for what reasons?
All the other volunteers. I spent a lot of time with them, and I got on well with them.

What were the names of the best places to hang out and socialise
The riad as it was relatively clean and safe, and the souks as the atmosphere was amazing.

What items would you suggest future volunteers pack?
Torch, first aid kit (including diarrhoea tablets!), entertainment e.g. books, magazines, iPod. Avoid taking too many valuables. Bedding. In summer, just a sheet is fine.

How much money would you suggest you take per week?
£100 is plenty including for eating out, going on trips, and for buying souvenirs.

Could you offer any tips to future volunteers?
Be prepared for the levels of poverty that you will see. August is VERY hot! Moroccans are very laid back, and there is a lot of
waiting around. You are expected to pay for transport to/from projects & for food for the feeding programme.