Fatou’s reasons for joining
Fatou and her partner lived like “ordinary people” in Spain when they decided to try another lifestyle. Volunteering to support marginalised communities felt like the right thing to do.
Some other stories you might find interesting
Having trained as a social educator Pilar was quite confident that she knew how to do deal with people in many different situations, but the intensive pre-service training programme took her by surprise.
Take a look at our series of inspirational postcards. 🙂 We made them to inspire people to think about reasons for why they should decide to become international volunteers.
“For me, knowing what I don’t want is more important than knowing what I want”, says Mattia from Sicily.
After finishing her degree, Corinne searched for something where she could travel, experience different cultures, grow as a person and do something useful at the same time.
Franziska finished high school last year. Not sure of what she wanted to study at university, she decided to take a gap year to get more experience and to figure out what she wants to do in her life.
Gert Tjoelker who is a teacher at DRH Lindersvold, one of the learning centres shares some of his observations and reflections on training “another kind of volunteers”.