PERIOD OF STAY:
The minimum time period we accept volunteers for is for two
weeks. The reason for this is that it can take a little while to adjust to life here and if you left any earlier neither you nor the project would benefit very much from the experience.
We have found with our previous volunteers that the longer they stay the more they enjoy it and they are certainly of more benefit to the project. A longer stay allows a better relationship to build up between the horses and the volunteers and gives the volunteer the opportunity to start to see the positive changes that results from their trip both in themselves and from the work that they have done.
All volunteersí experiences will vary dependant on both their previous experience and the needs of the project at the time of their trip.
We will try and help you adapt quickly to
Vilanculos and our project. This will include lessons in local culture, basic history, language and equine care. You will also be
familiarized with the current situation of the project and given instruction on health and safety. Your riding ability and overall equine knowledge will be assessed and you will meet the horses and be shown around the project.
At the beginning of the second week each volunteer will be given tasks and responsibilities to suit their experience. Riding and teaching lessons will be assigned to those who have previous experience while those with less experience will receive lessons to help them reach a better standard of horsemanship. All volunteers are free to put forward ideas that they feel will benefit the project and that their previous experience will allow them to carry out. We are very flexible, we believe that everyone has something to offer and, with this being such a new project, are open to new ideas.
From this point on each trip will vary but we can promise that we will do whatever we can to make your trip as beneficial and enjoyable as possible. All volunteers will be involved in the daily care of the horses
and others may wish to deal mainly with the day to day running of the riding school and out ride program. Those with other useful experience may use their individual skills to aid the project in other ways dependant on the agreement of Pat and Mandy. All volunteers will get a great deal of riding experience and will get to spend a great deal of time with some beautiful horses in a wonderful location.
At the end of your trip you will be able to use Mozambique
Horse Safari as reference when applying for jobs or for university and we will always confirm its veracity when approached by prospective employers or educational bodies.