New Volunteering Opportunities in The Gambia

15 July 2013 - The Gambia Experience - Press Office

The Gambia Experience has joined forces with the award-winning volunteer organisation, people and places in order to offer designated volunteering programmes for those who wish to spend four weeks or more assisting charitable projects in The Gambia.

There is great synergy to these two organisations working together.

As of last winter, The Gambia Experience has been providing holidays to The Gambia for the last 25 years and has accredited 5* Sustainable Tourism status demonstrating its commitment to the country. The Gambia Experience founded and operates its own School Development Fund and collaborates on community tree planting and community stove schemes

Regarded as the best in their field and having won the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award for Best Volunteering Organisation, people and places, like The Gambia Experience, know and love The Gambia. Working with the locals within the destinations, people & places advocates ‘responsible volunteering’ where each volunteer is carefully matched with his / her host community.

The Gambia Experience sustainable tourism manager Katie Bushnell said:
“The interest in volunteering holidays to The Gambia has been growing and we are thrilled to partner with an organisation that shares both our love of The Gambia and the same ethical approach.”

Sallie Grayson, people & places programme director said:
“people and places was conceived in a garden in The Gambia – so The Gambia, and the work we do there, have a special place in our hearts. We couldn’t ask for better partners to work with in our volunteer programme than The Gambia Experience; we know all at The Gambia Experience share our commitment to the warm and welcoming people of The Gambia and to providing the best possible experience for the volunteers. In partnership we are offering a unique opportunity - fully protected responsible volunteer travel.”

For more information, please visit The Gambia Experience website where an application form is available to download. Or call The Gambia Experience on 0845 330 2087 to speak with a member of staff.