Volunteer at the Charles Dickens Museum in London in exchange for lunch and travel expenses.
Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world.
After the exam results comes the decision what to do on a gap year. Helping to answer this question is the Big Gap Year Show held on September 10, in London, and three events in Canada over the following three weeks.
I was born in Tottenham where a few days ago genuine anger at the police shooting of what appears to be an armed drug dealer burst from peaceful protest into riots and mayhem. This part of London, along with some of the other nearby areas affected by the more opportunistic rioting and looting that spread soon after, was the stomping ground of my family for generations.
London is, and always has been, a vortex of perpetual change. The 7 million people that live in the city today are presented with a volume of commercial, technological and cultural choice that dwarfs any other period in its history.
The public is invited to volunteer as a ‘Games Maker’, taking on either a general or a specialist role. The majority of volunteer roles will be generalist and require no qualifications except passion and enthusiasm for the games.