Pilar about the training
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.
Some other stories you might find interesting
As part of their initial training to become useful international volunteers, the team participates in arranging an event, for example, a conference, a concert or a sports event.
Depending on the current need in the community in question, volunteers will typically join a project within the spheres of Education, Health, Agriculture or Community Development.
Marta from Spain, Alexis from Brazil and Corinne from Italy share their experiences from volunteering in Malawi and Zambia. Marta speaks in Spanish, Alexis and Corinne in English.
Taking some time out to figure out what you really want to do in your life can be a good idea if you are young. Rocco shares why he decided to take a gap year.
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.
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.