I don't know if there's another thread like this . I've been having a look around and couldn't find one , so here goes .
Finding good placements is pretty rare . I mean you can find plenty of places by googling but after a horrible experience last summer at one of my placements (which I discovered through google) I have vowed to only go to places that people have been to before and recommend . Also , I suppose quite a few people are planning their gap years , so I thought having a thread about the best placements you have done , what the duties are , age limit , what you learnt , if you can stay on site and what the people are like , will be really helpful to some (including me so please please post about your favorite placement ) .
So , I guess I'll go first! Although unlikely that many will want to fly out to Corfu (although flying from london can be as cheap as 40 pounds return , which easily rivals some train fares) .
I would recommend Corfu Donkey Rescue , really nice volunteers and the owner is always there to answer questions , quite a bit of physical work but you get tonnes of time working with the donkeys , cats and dogs (worming , bandaging hoofs , giving medication , walking the dogs etc) acommodation for 10 euros a night (you work 5 days and get the other 2 off) and its a 20 minute walk away (but you can get picked up by other volunteers if you don't want to walk or don't drive). No age limits or prerequisite period for volunteering . Normally start around 8:30 am , have a couple of breaks for lunch and things , and finish around 4 pm . Here's a link to the site http://www.corfu-donkeys.com/
Looking forward to stalking this thread and organising my summer of work experience !! Thanks in advance!!
Whaaat? 3 weeks later and not a single post? Come on people sharing is caring
Last edited by samantha_994_; 20-04-2012 at 02:12.