Volunteering in Mali ?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jan 22, 2013 10:06 AM Last Post By: nanertak
Jan 18, 2013 2:13 AM
Volunteering in Mali ?At my office they have a new program for employees, that would allow me to take an unpaid vacation for volunteering a month or two for a worthy cause, and return to my job afterwards.
I speak some french, have been in Mali for a two weeks holiday so I know the country already, and I also have basic military training which may be useful at the moment. Does anyone know of any volunteering opportunities in Mali?
Jan 18, 2013 2:26 AM
Jan 18, 2013 2:43 AM
Jan 18, 2013 2:44 AM
Jan 18, 2013 2:58 AM
4Klaush, your fighting with the Sandinistas against Somoza and your fighting against the Sovjets in Afghanistan will be useful and helpful.
Jan 18, 2013 1:13 PM
Jan 18, 2013 1:50 PM
6That's out of the question, I would never pass their fitness test...
I have a wide range of skills but am not a fighter. Afghanistan happened when I still was a kid.
I learned to drive offroad when I was 14 years old. I can create a website and write copy for a newspaper... install a UNIX system or build a beach house from driftwood. I can swim, dive, ride a horse or go for several days on a bicycle. In my free time, I repair electric appliances in my back yard...
Maybe some NGO needs a multi-purpose assistant who takes care of all the things their doctors or other important staff can't be bothered with?
Jan 18, 2013 7:13 PM
Jan 19, 2013 10:41 AM
8Are you following the news from Mali at all?...
Not exactly a tourist/traveller stampede to get in there.....
Anyway, easy enough to google doctors without borders etc. and see if you can be of service. (i.e. have the right qualifications).
I know they have whole departments dealing with the logistics etc.
Just google "NGO" and "Mali"...
Beaches houses in Mali ;-))))
Jan 22, 2013 10:06 AM
9Swimming, diving, riding a horse and building beach condos. All skills that are undoubtedly in high demand in Mali. Klaus, mein Freund, I think you may already have spent a little too much time in the sun, nicht wahr ?
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