Orientation for the third group of Jeju Olle Trail Young Supporters (Belegi Ganse) occurred last weekend. If you’re aged from 20 to 30 years old and want to help out with volunteering for Jeju Olle Trail then this is the group to participate in.
I was a member of the second group and got up to many activities and events throughout my year. I had such a great time and you can read about it here in the Korean media (scroll down for English) and here on this blog.
For 2014 there are another thirty-or-so volunteers including two foreign participants (one Englishman and one Canadian).
Saturday morning began out at the Route 6 start point and we were separated into smaller groups of 5 to walk the trail together. Though we were in groups everyone mingled together at points including rest stops.
Lunch was in downtown Seogwipo.
Afterwards we completed the trail and then headed on to the wonderful Galeum Guesthouse for the night. There were so many of us we booked out the whole place.
Dinner was Korean barbecue in the guesthouse garden followed by retiring inside for info sessions including a Q&A with a Jeju Olle Trail office staff member.
After a night relaxation and fun Sunday continued with more information sessions throughout the day.
Young Supporters learned what happened the previous year and learned of upcoming projects that they would be expected to complete.
Jeju Olle Trail Founder, Suh Myeong-suk, arrived to speak with the Young Supporters for an hour. She spoke on how Jeju Olle Trail got started and on the need for younger people to get involved with the trail.
Leadership positions were filled up and everyone retired for lunch before more free mingling sessions in the afternoon.
Finally while the official window of registration for the third group of Young Supporters has closed any late registrants are welcome on a case-by-case basis, so send us a message. Korean language skills are welcome, but not necessary as many within the Young Supporters group speak English.