Sunday, June 13, 2010

Costa Rica Volunteer Aid with Raleigh International

I don't usually plug for donations, but I'm making an exception this time.  A very good friend of mine, David Roos, has been accepted as a volunteer for a project in Costa Rica, starting in September for three months.  His role is one close to my heart, as Photographer for the project.  In fact, if I was younger, fitter, wasn't deaf, didn't get vertigo, I would be signing up myself, so I'll be living my youth through David's travels this time.

David is an exceptional photographer.  You can view his work on DeviantArt.  His photos he took in Japan are incredible.  You can view some of his galleries by clicking on the following links.



WRC 2010

The role in Costa Rica as copied from David's webpage.....

What will I doing there?
I will be undertaking a 13 week volunteer manager role with Raleigh International in Costa Rica in September this year. My primary role will be as a photographer, capturing the essence of the expedition and projects in my photos. These images are an invaluable resource to recruit new venturers and volunteer managers, attract funders and sponsors, publicise Raleigh and its work and enhance memories and experiences of the volunteers. Every moment I am not taking photos will be spent either contributing to the smooth running of the expedition or mucking in on the project sites.

This role is hugely important to me as it is a chance to contribute to projects that will hugely benefit people's lives, help create experiences that will positively shape young people's futures, for my own personal growth opportunities and finally, a chance to volunteer my talents for something greater than myself.

This is an unpaid role - I will be covering all my own costs besides in country transport, food and accommodation (Note - accommodation is very basic, usually camping) and my position on the expedition depends on the raising of at least £2000 before September.


Please donate to this great cause.  Every little bit helps and it doesn't matter how small, it all goes to help  the projects outlined on the website and to get David accepted into the role.  To donate just click on the word 'Donations' below..


then click on the 'Donate Now' green button on the website and follow instructions,.  It's really easy.

Thank you in advance from both myself and David.