Introduction

Find out what personal gear to bring for a number of different volunteer activities.

Personal gear list one for day trips

  • Work boots
  • Day pack
  • Your lunch, snacks and drink
  • Personal first aid/medication
  • Raincoat
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Togs and towel (if you intend to swim)
  • Spare jersey, woolen shirt or thermals
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Gloves to prevent blisters
  • Some projects may require a compass (check with your co-ordinator)

Personal gear list two for weekend trips with accommodation at base camp

  • Day pack and gear bag
  • Sleeping bag and pillow slip
  • Plate/mug/knife/fork/spoon
  • Drink bottle
  • Work boots
  • Light footware (sandshoes)
  • Socks and gaiters
  • Shorts and T-shirts
  • Long trousers
  • Wool or polarfleece shirt
  • Wool or polarfleece jersey/jacket
  • Raincoat/overtrousers
  • Sun hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Swimsuit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves to prevent blisters
  • Personal medication/first aid kit
  • Games or cards for evening entertainment
  • Some projects may require a compass (check with your co-ordinator)

Personal gear list three for overnight trips involving tenting or backpacking

  • Day pack and gear bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sheet and pillow slip
  • Toiletries
  • Drink bottle
  • Work boots
  • Light footwear (sand-shoes and/or sandals)
  • Socks
  • Shorts and T-shirts
  • Long trousers
  • Wool, thermal or polar fleece shirt
  • Wool or polar fleece jersey/jacket
  • Raincoat and over trousers
  • Woolen hat and warm gloves
  • Sun hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Swimsuit and towel (of appropriate)
  • Underwear
  • Personal medication/first aid kit
  • Games or cards for evening entertainment
  • Torch (preferably a head torch)
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Food for the duration of your stint 
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