I've had the most amazing and biggest dream for the past three years of my life, in this dream I get to go to South Africa, far away from home, to learn more about- and help our oceans in any way possible for a couple of weeks. I think I've found a way that makes this dream possible, it's through a website called GoXplore. They offer volunteer work in the field of "Marine & Reef Conservation".
If i were to do this, not only would my biggest dream come true, but with that I would get an amazing experience I'd never forget,
I would also really like to do this because I'm hoping I would get connections and/or inspiration to get into this line of work and get to continue working with marine and reef conservation in and around South Africa.
After a lot of looking and research I think I have decided to go through this website with my volunteer work: https://www.goxplore.se/program/marine-reef-conser..
The website is in Swedish (and I think only in Swedish unfortunately, hopefully google can translate it for you if you're interested in it)
I would like to stay 8 weeks for the project. With my calculations the costs would be the following:
3206€ for GoXplore.
737€ for the flight, round-trip/ there and back.
287€ pocket money for the 8 weeks.
67€ approximately for secondhand mask, snorkel and swim-fins/flippers
28€ PADI PIC
There's also the wetsuit which is very pricey, but my lovely grandmother promised me one last christmas.
I would need 4325€ in total for this volunteer project.
I currently have 1435€ saved up for this specifically.
I'm open to suggestions if you think there's a better website for volunteering or if you have any other suggestions in general for me and my project!
Thank you very much for reading through this!
If you choose to donate, I want to let you know that I'll send out pictures and/or videos of me once I get to do this as thank you and proof for all this! If there would be too much money donated to me that i would not need for this volunteer project I'll happily donate it to other similar causes.
Albin Malmberg Wukics