I will hopefully be volunteering for 3 months in Nicaragua, Central America for 3 months alongside national and British volunteers. I will be supporting environmental projects, supporting women and the LGBT+ community and generally improve the livelihood of the citizens. During my stay I will be living with a host family, so I will be experiencing the culture fully including it’s food, language, and many poisonous and venomous creatures…oh and freshwater sharks.
This will not be a holiday for me! I will be working on projects daily, and I am not looking forward to the heat and humidity (I’m a white Brit who’s used to the cold). But the end result will be so rewarding and worth the effort!
I am hoping to post updates to here about my volunteering journey, and also my fundraising. For my fundraising I need to get £800 before I depart, without these donations I cannot go, if anybody has money to spare please donate to my JustGiving page, it will be appreciated dearly! (info below). For my first fundraising
torture event, I will be “Living Below the Line” which consists of living on £5 over 5 days, this is in order to show how poverty effects people and also how committed I am to the cause.
I am hoping to take my camera with me and share images of the beautiful country I may get to visit, so look forward to that! Also, if you have had any international volunteering experience/advice I would love to hear it.
ICS – http://www.volunteerics.org/
Progressio – http://www.progressio.org.uk/
JustGiving – https://www.justgiving.com/Bethan-Goodhead
Text Code (UK) – BUFN77 £(amount) to 70070