Entries in #volunteer (34)

Wednesday
Oct042017

From Volunteer to Staff  Member

I first joined Frontier as a volunteer in early October 2016. At the time I was studying Exotic Animal Management and was required to complete 300 hours of work experience in an animal based sector, and I tell you what, the 133 hours I gained from frontier was some of the best life experience I have ever had.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

My Time In  Tenerife

To be honest, I had never heard of Tenerife or the Canary Islands before coming here with Frontier. Being from Australia, it is not a regular holiday destination, but after finishing my studies in Zoology and Ecology, I decided it was a perfect place to gain more research experience. So, I made the 35-hour trip over in May for 3 weeks.

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Tuesday
May232017

Tenerife  Diving

I arrived in Tenerife excited to begin my volunteer experience with Frontier. As a newly qualified marine biologist, what could possibly be better than spending almost every day out at sea looking for whales and dolphins.

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Monday
May082017

Climbing Mount  Teide

Tiede isn't really a hard climb unless you want it to be. This doesn't mean it's easy... it's just that there's quite a gap between Tiede and mountains which are hard climbs.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Catching Some  Waves

Surfing is truly one of the most enjoyable things you can do on the water. Everyone's been doing a lot of surfing recently last week because there were good waves for slightly more experienced surfers and this week because the conditions were perfect for beginners.

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Thursday
Apr132017

Climbing Red  Mountain

We recently went on an exbedition to climb Montana Roja, the Red Mountain. Amazing views, solid exercise and great weather all included but Red Mountain is not a hill and not quite a mountain.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

Watersports in  Tenerife

What about when you're not on the boats, though? The sea's basically always warm, especially compared with the chilly waters of my homeland. It'd be a shame to waste the opportunity to get out there. Fortunately, you don't have to...

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Tuesday
Apr042017

Lost in Los  Christianos

I'm sure people have been saying clever things about getting lost since the Classical poets. I've not read anything I prefer to my own adage: if you've never been lost you've never gone far enough.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

You Won't Be Disappointed, Trust  Me

Having applied to volunteer for a project involving sighting and recording scientific data on wild whale and dolphin populations in the vast open Atlantic Ocean, my expectations before coming where; I might see something in the space of two weeks, maybe a single pod of dolphins or a few whales if I’m lucky but I found myself constantly surprised with each boat expedition.

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Tuesday
Mar142017

Sleeping  Cetaceans

It's awesome to see dolphins playing at the surface and the more dynamic they are the more exciting the experience. Sometimes, though, you can wish they'd sit still just for a moment so you could see all the detail without needing to freeze them in time with a camera.

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