Field base is located at the foot of the Uluguru mountains in Tanzanias 6th largest city, Morogoro. The compound has 24 hour security and is surrounded by an electric fence. Inside is where all Raleigh Tanzania operations are managed.
Raleigh Tanzania has a fleet of 4 Bravos (Land Cruisers) and a team of drivers and transport coordinators. Team leaders, managers and country directors use Bravos to be transported around the country to project sites. The transport team also organise coaches for the transportation of hundreds of volunteers, as well as any accomodation they may need when en-route.
Gibson is part of the logistics team, who are responsible for all of the food and kit that Raleigh staff require, from mobile phone credit to tents and trekking boots. Some of their other responsibilities are to coordinate the transportation of kit out to groups all over the country, and to ensure that all electronic equipment is functioning correctly.
Catherine James is part of the Raleigh medic team. One of the medics core responsibilities is to be on call at field base, so groups can radio in any health issues 24 hours a day. Pictured is the operations map where project sites, hospitals and known airstrips are marked.
Sean Cassidy is an outdoor specialist and is the trek leader for Raleigh Tanzania. Before volunteers arrive, all team leaders are taken on a practice trek in the Uluguru mountains to learn navigation techniques and outdoor skills.
Renatha Pastory leading the practice trek group using a GPS unit, compass and a set of printed coordinates.
Dom (deputy operations manager) Sam Oakes welcomes the new ICS arrivals into the training camp.
With the arrival of over 200 volunteers, people are allocated into smaller groups for training purposes.
In country volunteers are recruited from around Tanzania, who will work closely with International volunteers. Here they are being trained about personal development in a mixture of Swahili and English.
Pictured are team leaders Kimberly Burn and Scholar Mbilinyi with a group of ICS volunteers. Project sites in village often have no electricity, running water, shops close by or phone signal. For many this separation from their ordinary life can prove to be difficult, so team leaders help to prepare volunteers for this eventuality through discussion groups and continue to support them throughout their time with Raleigh.
When out on a project site in rural Tanzania there are numerous threats, illnesses and diseases to consider. During the induction period volunteers are taught how to identify and prevent these dangers, and what to do in the eventuality of illness.
Medic Emily Foyle teaching volunteers first aid and what to do in the event of a medical emergency.
Team leader Charles Pickering teaching leadership skills and the use of flash cards. Raleigh flash cards instruct volunteers what to do in the case of a difficult situation, and are kept in the medical kits issued with every group.
Team leader Harriet Reed instructs her group during a preparatory cooking contest. Volunteers are encouraged to learn a number of skills to help them to adopt easily to life in rural Tanzania.
Volunteers are separated into groups and given the opportunity to participate in competitive activities, such as volleyball. The games enable volunteers to get to know one another quickly and encourages team building.
Volunteers say goodbye to those they have met during induction, before they depart to their allocated projects where they will be for the coming months.