African Volunteers

Kieren Brown – Review

Why did you want to volunteer?

To have a safe way of visiting other countries and a chance to make friends with like-minded people.

Do you feel you made a difference, how?

Yes, absolutely, we organised fun games at playtimes and an after school club.

What did you do for fun?

Sit around the fire chatting in the evenings, played pool.

When was your most enjoyable experience, do you have an interesting story?

The visit to the hot springs was a good afternoon.

Would you considering going again or perhaps to another project with Original Volunteers?

Yes I would definitely go back if I have the time.

What would you say/recommend to a friend who was interested in volunteering?

Just do it, it’s not like other types of travelling and you meet lots of great people.

What items would you suggest future volunteers pack?

Snacks from home can be important treats if you are away a long time.

How much money would you suggest you take per week?

£50 a week was plenty but if you do safaris then you need to budget for that.

Could you offer any tips to future volunteers?

Be openminded and have a go at everything!