… and how his current Saharan fundraising adventures for Marie Curie are an inspiration. “How do I get from Stansted into central London?” Sir Ranulph Fiennes asked me in an 11pm phone call, after I’d spoken with a colleague to confirm his flight. On travel-mode auto-pilot, I instantly replied: “You catch the Stansted Express train […]
Pros and cons. Home or abroad. Enhancing skills or having fun.
Meet Mark. He changed his career in his late 40s through volunteering, and now works his dream job as a successful gardener for a stately home in Yorkshire, UK. This is his story of how he “turned a crap situation into a brilliant one”, and his top tips for how volunteering can help change your career. When […]
If you’re considering volunteer work on your career break, there are some definite pluses for keeping it close to home. You may be sacrificing the experience of an exotic destination; but being home-based comes with its own set of advantages. Here I explore some of them, plus my own experiences volunteering from home in the UK. […]