Laura Kalus

I joined African Adventures in July 2019 as a trip co-ordinator. This role involves looking after the groups from booking right through to departure. I make sure questions are answered and the groups are prepared for their trip, ensuring they have the best possible time. I originally trained as a nurse and received a first-class honours degree in Children’s Nursing (BSc Hons) from Oxford Brookes University. After working as a nurse for two years I could no longer ignore the pull of my passion for all things Africa and responsible volunteering.

Having had the opportunity to volunteer in both Ghana and Tanzania, over the years I have accumulated approximately 12 months’ living and volunteering in these countries. My volunteering journey began when I was 16, so when I discovered African Adventures and the work we do to give young people the opportunity to discover new cultures and use their skills to support and improve the partner projects, it seemed like a perfect match. Outside of work you’ll find me taking my dog for long walks down the beach, alongside going surfing and paddle boarding. I also love to ski and I’m not too shabby at baking!