Since I love turtles, I thought I'd volunteer in a programme that protects them. I have found several, but have a hard time choosing, so if anyone here has done this before, I'd be thrilled to hear your accounts!
I live in Germany and can't spend a fortune on the whole thing, so I thought Greece would be the closest programme for me. I've seen Mexico as well (which I'm a little scared of) and other places, but I'm on a student budget. I'm also starting a new programme so I don't quite know yet when I can go. This summer, unfortunately, is already booked with other things, so it might turn into next spring, but I will go.
Things to consider:
- language (I can only speak English, German and Japanese, and a bit of rusty French)
- climate: I'm generally sturdy, but I am very fair and even with hats and tons of sunblock (where do I remove cleansing oil only sunblock at a camp with possibly no running water?) I'm afraid of sun allergy or heat strokes
- hygiene: especially if I stay longer than four weeks and aunt flo visits (I do have a Luna cup)
- food: I'm a vegetarian and my stomach doesn't like too spicy foods, will that be a problem?
I know I may sound too princess-y to volunteer, but I really don't mind hard work (I used to work with children, I've done summer camps etc.), but I need to eat properly to sustain myself and I'd also like to leave without melanoma.
I also will be going alone, which is part of my growing up and becoming accustomed to living on my own plan, but of course I want to get along with the people there.
I've found this programme
and it seems legit. Has anyone ever done this, in Greece or somewhere else? What do I need to know?