A day in the life of an ICS Team Leader

Team Leader Lettice

Writing references in VSO Nigeria’s office.

In this post I share what an average day is like as a volunteer Team Leader on the International Citizenship Service (ICS) programme with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).

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9 ways to make training more fun

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I’ve been fortunate enough to work alongside many talented trainers whilst volunteering with VSO Nigeria and from what I’ve seen there’s more to imparting knowledge than simply standing at the front of a room and reading out PowerPoint slides. In this post I share what I’ve learnt and who from.

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You know you’re in Kwali, Nigeria when…

Me and my host sister

Me and my host sister dressed in traditional clothes

For the past three months I’ve been living in Kwali; a small town in central Nigeria. It’s the first time I’ve visited Kwali or anywhere like it. Kwali contains little nuances that make it special and having just read “You know you’ve been living in Tamale, Ghana for almost two years when…” I want to share them with you.

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Border Corssing: Puno to Copacabana or La Paz


This post is to help people who want to go from Puno in Peru to Copacabana or La Paz in Bolivia. It’s an easy border crossing; so don’t worry!

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The Jungle Diaries: Week 3


Biton and me howling

Hola from Bolivia!

Before my volunteering experience is over I thought I´d run through what a typical day is like in the shoes of an unqualified zoo keeper. Here goes:

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The Jungle Diaries: Week 2


The number of mosquitos sure hasn´t declined but the fun and rain have doubled. Continue reading

The Jungle Diaries: Week 1


Hola Amigos!

I am in the middle of Bolivia volunteering at an animal sanctuary. It´s going well, the toughest part is making friends with the humans! Haha.

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