Growing numbers of volunteers look set to be able to help communities in Africa, following the announcement of a new expedition in Tanzania. 28/05/2012
Youth and sustainable development charity Raleigh International has revealed it is set to launch the new scheme in January 2013 and has appealed for volunteers who want to get involved in development projects.
According to the organisation, volunteers will be helping to improve environmental sustainability in the country by working in national parks and key protected areas.
In addition, they will contribute to community projects regarding water, education and sanitation.
Expeditions will typically last for ten weeks - although shorter stays will be available - and will run throughout the year. Volunteers must be aged between 18 and 24, but over-25s will also be required to support the project management and logistics of the trips.
Alongside the volunteering work they will carry out, participants will also get the chance to take part in adventure treks.
Jim Clements, former Raleigh International country director, commented, ‘I’m thrilled to be heading up Raleigh’s return to Africa ... We are in the process of building links with communities on the ground to source projects that will make a real impact.’
Raleigh International, which was established in 1984, also organises a range of expeditions in other countries around the world, including Costa Rica, India and Borneo.
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