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Charity's volunteering graduate opportunities are 'life-changing'

Published: Friday, 22 October 2010   Category: Gap year, volunteering and charities

A graduate scheme which gives young Britons an opportunity to visit some of the world's most exotic destinations has been praised by one of its former participants.

Charlotte Parker discovered the Raleigh Graduate Bursary Award after graduating from Lancaster University with a 2:1 in history and politics, the Tamworth Herald reports.

With the support of the bursary - and her own fundraising of £1,000 - she was soon on her way to Costa Rica to embark on projects such as building a fresh water well.

Reflecting on the experience, Ms Parker admitted that she would encourage any recent graduate struggling to find a job at present to enrol on the Raleigh placements.

"I know it's cliche, but it really was a life-changing experience, I learned so much about myself," she told the news provider.

"I'd recommend the Raleigh Graduate Bursary to anyone, not just necessarily people on gap years. I am so glad I did it."

Raleigh, which is a leading youth and education charity, also sends young Britons on volunteering projects to Nicaragua and Borneo.

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