Experience the Bedouin desert culture and learn Arabic with these three projects hosted by Bedouin families in Wadi Rum, close to Aqaba in southern Jordan. On your days off, volunteers will be able to enjoy all the activities offered to paying tourists, such as rock climbing, trekking, horse riding, jeep tours and trips to Petra, the famed city of the Nabataeans.
The objective for this project created by a group of young Bedouins is to create an eco-friendly oasis in the middle of the desert. Artists and people who have experience or knowledge in construction and in solar power systems are particularly welcomed. The group can also put English speaking volunteers interested in earning some side money in touch with organisations in and around Aqaba looking for English teachers.
This family of desert tourist guides want help building a website, create online content, including photos and videos, and maintain their Facebook page. You will also help with tourists, answer emails and help them to practice their English.
Free tent accommodation and meals at a desert camp between a dramatic rock face and a sand dune is provided in return for office and administrative support, promotion and website maintenance, cooking and cleaning and greeting guests looking to enjoy their time in Wadi Rum.