Fieldbase is located at the foot of the Uluguru mountains in Tanzanias 6th largest city, Morogoro. Inside is where all Raleigh Tanzania operations are managed. All volunteers and in-country staff are trained in fieldbase, or at one of the training camps nearby.
Catherine James is part of the Raleigh medic team. One of the medics responsibilities is to be on call at fieldbase, 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 trek leader. Before volunteers arrive at fieldbase, all team leaders are taken on a practice trek in the Uluguru mountains, to learn navigation and camp craft skills.
Renatha Pastory leading the trek using a GPS unit, compass and a set of coordinates.
Dom (deputy operations manager) Sam Oakes welcomes new ICS volunteers into the training camp.
In country Tanzanian volunteers are recruited alongside International volunteers. Here they are being trained by Raleigh alumni in a mixture of Swahili and English.
Team leaders Kimberly Burn and Scholar Mbilinyi with a group of ICS volunteers. Project sites in village often have no electricity, running water or phone signal. Project managers prepare volunteers for this eventuality through discussion groups, and continue to support them throughout their time with Raleigh.
During induction the volunteers are taught how to identify and prevent potential health threats and dangers.
Medic Emily Foyle teaching volunteers first aid, and what to do in the event of a medical emergency.
Team leader Harriet Reed instructs her group during a preparatory cooking session. Volunteers are encouraged to learn a number of skills, to prepare them for rural life in Tanzania.
During induction volunteers can participate in competitive activities. The games encourage team building, before volunteers depart to their allocated projects where they will be for the coming months.