Guyana’s climate is tropical with almost uniformly high temperatures, high humidity and much rainfall. Temperatures in Georgetown are quite constant, with an average of 24° C and the heaviest rainfall falling between April and September.
Please remember that communities and colleagues judge you on your appearance; you should dress smartly and conventionally in order to be regarded as mature and professional.
White clothes get easily and permanently stained and should be avoided. Brightly coloured and patterned clothes look nicer in hot climates. Strong, hard wearing material is recommended, as hand washing is hard on clothes. Synthetic materials are not suitable for hot climates.
If mosquito nets and/or anti-malarials are required, you will be given guidance on Training.
The following is a guide only. More advice will be given on Training when we can give you project and location specific information.
Long haul flights usually allow a substantial luggage allowance but we strongly advise that you do not pack more than 20 kg of luggage. Volunteers who choose to pack more than this usually find it a challenge to travel from the airport to their projects (usually by public transport).
You are required to research the country you are going to before attending Training. Some of the resources below might be helpful.
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