VOLUNTEERING ABROAD – ESSENTIAL LIST FOR YOUR SUITCASE

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  • pyjamas
  • towel (lightweight travel towel ideal)
  • underwear
  • wash kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, deodorant, razor, shaving gel/foam, wet wipes, anti-bacterial hand gel, after sun cream, sun tan lotion, tissues, etc.)
  • fleece
  • swimming costume
  • sun hat
  • sports kit (tracksuits, tops, shorts,  including trainers and rugby boots) and whistle if you are doing a sports coaching placement
  • suitable clothes if you are teaching (dress like the locals, do not offend with low cut t-shirts, short skirts, shorts, etc.)
  • lightweight waterproof jacket
  • casual clothes for weekends and evenings
  • sandals/flip flops
  • personal medical kit
  • camera
  • watch
  • sunglasses
  • backpack for day use and a water bottle
  • phone (for a local sim card)
  • cotton sleeping bag liner (not essential but very snug)
  • head torch (essential for power cuts, badly lit streets and reading in bed!)
  • local currency, debit card and money card for ATMs and credit card for emergencies (not be kept all in the same place)
  • photo copy of passport, bank details, etc. on memory stick just in case you lose them!

Volunteer Vacations

(We send volunteers to South Africa, Swaziland, Kenya, India and Thailand to either do sports coaching, teaching in primary and secondary schools, work in orphanages, teach ladies to sew, rebuild and refurbish schools, help in health promotion…  For more details see our website http://www.volunteervacations.co.uk, email us on info@volunteervacations.co.uk or give us a ring on 01483 331551 or 07833 208 158)

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About www.volunteervacations.co.uk

We send gap year students, university students, families, people on Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and people on career breaks to coach sports, teach and work in orphanages, work in marine conservation, primates conservation, land conservation, looking after rescued jungle animals, animal welfare, women's empowerment programs (sewing/fashions), men's empowerment programs (carpentry, plumbling, electrics, DIY), medical shadowing (doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists), after schools clubs, reaching out to underprivileged children and adults in South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Mozambique, Ghana, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Thailand and India. In Swaziland we offer bespoke rugby coaching placements with the charity Skrum where volunteers (18 ) can take their Level 1 rugby coaching certificate and then travel on to other placements and coach rugby. In India, the placements are suitable for families and undeer 18's are accepted providing they are accompanied by an adult. India is also suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. We also offer building renovation and reconstruction in India in July. India placements can be from 2 to 12 weeks.
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