Volunteering and trekking in Morocco

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

08/18/2018

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Marrakech
High Atlas
Morocco

Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, positive and respectful people, who are willing to work close with people from other nationalities, to learn new skills and develop new relationships in ways that they choose and at a pace they feel comfortable with.

This trekking and intercultural exchange program provides a unique opportunity for discovering the former imperial city of Marrakech, trekking in the High Atlas mountains and doing some solidarity work with the local population in the mountains. Participants will get to know the Moroccan culture, while visiting Rabat and Marrakech not only as tourists, but to enjoy a true cultural immersion experience, participating in different activities. The main aim of the project is to promote cultural understanding.In the first week, the volunteers will stay in Rabat, in a host family and will volunteer teaching languages. After that, they will move to the mountains, where they will live in a private house, rented for the project. There will be guided trekking in the Marrakech mountains. The group will also do some social volunteering. The work with local population in the mountains may include school renovation, playing with kids, cleaning a water stream, distribution of clothes or other necessities such us books, educational materials, food, etc.


Project dates: September 15 - September 26, 2018


Location: Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 580,000. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has a mild, temperate climate, shifting from cool in winter to warm days in the summer months.

The biggest theater place is the Theater Mohammed V in the center of the town. The city has a few official galleries and an archeological museum. Known as the "Red City", Marrakech is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. The city of Marrakesh is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Like many North African cities, the city of Marrakesh comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz) for a total population of 1,070,000. It is served by Ménara International Airport (RAK) and a rail link to Casablanca and the north. Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and in the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians.


Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Morocco at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-morocco

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol

or give us a call: USA: 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400

Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500


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