Fancy Volunteering in Ghana? Sergeant Show You How This Thursday

Feature by Paul Mitchell | 20 Jan 2009
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Fife indie-rockers Sergeant are "Officially the most exciting band in Scotland" according to the NME, and who are we to argue [actually....oh never mind]. This Thursday (Jan 22) the play a free gig (that's right, FREE) at the Tunnels in Aberdeen.

The gig is being hosted by Platform2, an overseas volunteering scheme for 18-25 year olds. Funded by the Department for International Development and run by Christian Aid, BUNAC and Islamic Relief, the initiative offers young people who would not normally be able to afford the opportunity to volunteer in South Africa, Ghana, Peru or India for 10 weeks free of charge.

At the event, guests will have the chance to chat to Platform2 volunteers about living and working in a developing country. Interactive displays will showcase some of the activities applicants could experience such as teaching English in India, building latrines for a school in Peru, and working on a conservation site in South Africa.

The idea behind this strategy is that by raising awareness of the development issues faced by the countries they visited means volunteers will continue to make a difference by giving those communities a voice in the UK. Capacity at the Tunnel is limited so please arrive early as spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open at 19.00.

7pm, Free