Volunteer Eco Students Abroad will be on the UFV campus to provide information session on their international volunteer programs around the world.
If you would like to be part of something incredible next summer that looks great on your resume or CV, or would simply like more information they will be hosting the following information sessions:
Thursday, September 6/18 – Room F110 (University House Conference Centre)
Friday, September 7/18 – Room F125 (University House Conference Centre)
Pick your time! 11:00 AM | 12:00 PM| 1:00 PM | 2:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Feel free to bring along any friends you feel might be interested in this amazing abroad opportunity. This is also open to non-students.
If you can’t attend one of the info sessions, you can find out more information on their website at www.vesabroad.com
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER THIS YEAR?
You will be based in a picturesque Ecuadorian jungle village and commute daily via canoe to an indigenous community to undertake vital volunteer work. This includes helping to construct much needed facilities for the village school, teaching English and installing washing and bathroom facilities to give the villagers access to better health and hygiene! Your second week with us will see you trekking through the wild jungle of the Amazon Basin. Here you will see all manners of jungle life, stay in tribal accommodation & lodges. Visit a shaman and top the trip off with an intense day of white water rafting!
The Fijian Islands
You will be working alongside, a local non profit organization. Here, you will be staying with a local family in their village, working in the community helping to educate the children by teaching them English. As well as basic hygiene, building washroom facilities at the school, as well as helping to construct water tanks and pipelines. Your second week of your trip will see you sailing up the picturesque remote Yasawa Islands. Each day you will partake in a different activity, whether it be relaxing in your own private hammock, snorkeling/scuba diving with sea turtles, kayaking to a deserted island, or chilling on the beach with new mates, it’s a trip like no other!
You will be working in the world heritage site of St. Lucia. This year we will be working alongside the local Zulu tribe; working in orphanages, teaching English, building houses for impoverished families and working alongside cheetahs and crocodile`s in our conservation projects. To top off your time in Africa, you will be travelling by open air bus, visiting 3 game parks/safari sites, sighting Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Hyenas, Zebras, Leopards, Hippos and Lions!
South East Asia
You will be staying in a remote elephant conservation centre in Laos . Living and working alongside these magnificent creatures in a variety of projects such as building viewing and feeding platforms, and rebuilding the hospital. As well as working with local children refurbishing their schools and teaching basic English. To finish off your trip you will embark on an amazing cultural and adventure tour. You will spend your time visiting ancient temples, kayaking, biking, hiking, caving and loads more with all the new friends you have made!