Student Reviews her time in Morocco


A University student was sad to leave her volunteer project in Morocco as she made so many new friends, and loved working with the children.

Rosie Martin, who is in the final year of her English Literature degree volunteered for 2 weeks in the summer of 2009 at Orphanages in Marrakech, Morocco. Despite only being there for a short while she quickly made new friends, felt that the ‘group gelled’, and worked as a team, and has kept in touch with many of the people that she met.

Equally she was sad to leave the children at the Orphanage behind as she felt that she had got to know them well, really enjoyed playing games with, teaching English, and Arts and Crafts to, and ‘entertaining, and educating’ them.

She was full of praise for Original volunteers, and our coordinators. Rosie was impressed by the variety of projects that we offered, that we were very reasonably priced, and that you could take part in projects for as little as a week. Equally she was impressed with our coordinator in Morocco saying that he helped them to arrange days out, told them about good places to go to on days off, had an amazing amount of energy, and was happy to listen to the volunteers.

Rosie had become acclimatized to the temperatures, and the culture by the time that she left, and described volunteering in Morocco as ‘brilliant’, and ‘amazing’. Rosie hopes to volunteer with us again.

We wish Rosie well with the final year of her degree, and look forward to arranging for her to volunteer abroad again in the future.