A whole year of freedom- any ideas? Watch
I want to really stay in the UK, or not go any further than local european countries. I'm completely free, with no strings. I have no (or little) money, so I need to be paid at least a basic bed and board cost, but I can live on very little . I would like to do either environmental work, social (community) work or something related in some way to the arts. I'd like to be outdoors- at least during the summer!
I don't even know where to start with different organisations- has anyone had any great experiences? Anything adventurous out there? Any suggestions?
(oh, if its any help, I've got loads of unusual work experience, and I want to be a journalist)
I'm not sure where you would start to look for environmental work experience, but you could always try on google or ask your careers people at college. Community work can tie in with the outdoors and environmental, you could do loads of things, like save the animal projects (sanctuaries of various kinds. You could try going into a PDSA vets and see what they can recommend).
You could also think about a bit of time working abroad, say for the ski season. Or you could maybe look at fruit-picking jobs in the UK for the summer. I'm sure there's loads of voluntary work you could do, but that won't help if you need to be earning!
i'm seriously considering signing up to globalfreeloaders, are you a member yourself digitalparadox?
Maybe you can travel somewhere in Europe. If you go to this website: www.globalfreeloaders.com you can get free accommodation by staying at someones house who has a spare room. And if you are sceptical about the whole free accommodation thing, the Guardian tried it out and recommended it. http://travel.guardian.co.uk/solo/st...015007,00.html
in winter work in a chalet!