For those of you who are interested in doing some volunteering abroard, getting some work experience or boosting your CV in general we are going to be doing a volunteering trip to Morocco's capital Marrakesh. While there we will be working with underprivileged and orphaned children for a week.
We will be going from the 1st July to the 8th July, during which we will work during the 5 weekdays then be able to relax at the weekend for 2 days exploring the city and sightseeing before we head back to the UK on the Sunday.
The company we are going with is called original volunteers (http://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/) if any of you are interested in reading about what they do. The costs for the trip are pretty much as follows:
Company booking : £95 (lasts for 1 year so you will not have to pay this again if you decide to do another project with them on your own)
Project fee : £125 (includes accommodation but not meals!)
Flights: Return Flights including all the extra fees will be £200
Travel insurance: You guys will need to get this for your self, it looks like you can get this for around £6-9 for a basic travel insurance cover with more fancy plans costing you proportionately more. travelinsurance.co.uk is an example of a good place to start looking, with basic cover for £8.52
Food: £25-35 this depends how much you think you will eat while there, according to the company there are plenty of cheap places to eat around the city. However I would advise taking a bit more than this again to pay for buying bottled water. Dont trust the taps for anything but cleaning your hands!
Other: If you want to take money to go shopping at the weekend then you are more than welcome and the amount you choose to take is entirely at your discretion.