Now if you really want to give something back, and flinging yourself off a building doesn’t appeal, what about taking your management skills to the lands that plumbing forgot. VSO – more often associated with well-digging and American students on the run from the draft – is looking for management advisers to spread the word in the far-flung corners of the world. If we tell you that the average cost of maintaining a VSO volunteer abroad is eleven grand, you’ll have some idea of the luxury you’ll be living in. But if you’re jaded with the pampered life of a management consultant, and want to not so much downshift as take your feet off the pedals altogether for a bit, then call VSO on 0181 780 7200.
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