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 Volunteering Reflection Period

A necessary part of every long-term volunteer project is adequate preparation. However, it is equally important to have time to reflect on the volunteering experience and share it with others.  The Take 10 January Team is going on a tour at this very moment – check out the dates and locations at the end of the post.

What is a Reflection Period?

The final part of the volunteer experience at the Take 10 programme consists of a conclusion and reflection.

After volunteers finish their work at community-lead projects in Africa or India they are encouraged to take one month to reflect and share insights with others. We believe this is the only way to make the most of the experience and be sure that participants are taking in everything they have learned and achieved.

The reflection (or journal) period includes creating presentations and talking about the projects, what has been achieved, how the effect will be maintained, what was the reality at their project country, etc.

It is an exciting and insightful experience for volunteers and attendees of the presentations alike.

The volunteer team returns to the training center which hosted their preparation period and has a showcase about their experience. After that, they spend the rest of the conclusion period traveling and giving presentations to other institutions and organizations.

 

Why is it necessary?

Taking the time to stop and grasp what you have experienced during the six months of your project work is quite beneficial. It is impossible to take in the experience, realize the effects of your work, and comprehend everything you have learned if you jump into your next chapter straight away.

Furthermore, we believe it is important for volunteers to share their knowledge and insights with others. Dismantling stereotypes about the countries in the African continent and how responsible volunteering is done are some of the most important aspects we want to highlight.

Stereotypes and generalization are an accepted part of modern society but often the reality is much different from what we were thought to believe. Volunteers often realize this during their project period and sharing their first-hand collusion with the truth can finally help us break away from the harmful habits of generalization.

People who are interested in volunteering but don’t have the necessary information also greatly benefit from the journal period. They can ask all their questions to the people who have already gone through the process and get examples of what they should expect.

 

Take 10 January Team Tour

The first Take 10 Volunteer team started in January 2019 and has now returned back to Europe after their intense six months project period. They gave wonderful presentations at DRH Lindersvold – the learning center which hosted their training and preparation and now they are ready to take their stories on a tour around Europe.

Marta (Spain), Corinne (Italy), and Alexis (Brazil) will be talking about their projects related to assisting preschools in Malawi, plastic recycling and reusing projects, chicken-keeping with Farmers’ clubs, and more as well as sharing details about their experience. Of course, they will also answer any questions anyone might have regarding the projects and the programme in general.

The three girls have already held an event in Sicily and are on the way to other destinations.

 

Portugal – 6th of November

Igreja Adventista do Sétimo Dia de Valença – Valença

Time: 19.30

Slovenia – 12th of November

Studentski Kampus, Ljubljana

Time: 18.00 – Join the Facebook event for details.

There will also be an event in Madrid, for details get in touch with us.

 

Volunteering Presentation

There’s really no such things as ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.

Arundhati Roy

Take 10 Volunteer Programme Structure

Period One: Training and Preparation
Three Months in Denmark, Norway, or England

Period Two: Project Work
Six Months in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, or India

Period Three: Reflection
One Month back in Denmark, Norwat, or England

 

Reflection Period

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Reflection Period
Reflection Period

A necessary part of every long-term volunteer project is adequate preparation. However, it is equally important to have time to reflect on the volunteering experience and share it with others.  The Take 10 January Team is going on a tour at this very moment – check out the dates and locations at the end of the post.

Presentations

 

What is a Reflection Period

The final part of the volunteer experience at the Take 10 programme consists of a conclusion and reflection.

After volunteers finish their work at community-lead projects in Africa or India they are encouraged to take one month to reflect and share insights with others. We believe this is the only way to make the most of the experience and be sure that participants are taking in everything they have learned and achieved.  

 

Presentations

The reflection (or journal) period includes creating presentations and talking about the projects, what has been achieved, how the effect will be maintained, what was the reality at their project country, etc.

It is an exciting and insightful experience for volunteers and attendees of the presentations alike.

The volunteer team returns to the training center which hosted their preparation period and has a showcase about their experience. After that, they spend the rest of the conclusion period traveling and giving presentations to other institutions and organizations.

There’s really no such things as ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.

Arundhati Roy

Why is it necessary?

Taking the time to stop and grasp what you have experienced during the six months of your project work is quite beneficial. It is impossible to take in the experience, realize the effects of your work, and comprehend everything you have learned if you jump into your next chapter straight away.

Furthermore, we believe it is important for volunteers to share their knowledge and insights with others. Dismantling stereotypes about the countries in the African continent and how responsible volunteering is done are some of the most important aspects we want to highlight.

 

Presentations

Stereotypes and generalization are an accepted part of modern society but often the reality is much different from what we were thought to believe. Volunteers often realize this during their project period and sharing their first-hand collusion with the truth can finally help us break away from the harmful habits of generalization.

People who are interested in volunteering but don’t have the necessary information also greatly benefit from the journal period. They can ask all their questions to the people who have already gone through the process and get examples of what they should expect.

January Team Tour

The first Take 10 Volunteer team started in January 2019 and has now returned back to Europe after their intense six months project period. They gave wonderful presentations at DRH Lindersvold – the learning center which hosted their training and preparation and now they are ready to take their stories on a tour around Europe.

 

Presentations

Marta (Spain), Corinne (Italy), and Alexis (Brazil) will be talking about their projects related to assisting preschools in Malawi, plastic recycling and reusing projects, chicken-keeping with Farmers’ clubs, and more as well as sharing details about their experience. Of course, they will also answer any questions anyone might have regarding the projects and the programme in general.

The three girls have already held an event in Sicily and are on the way to other destinations.

Portugal – 6th of November

 Igreja Adventista do Sétimo Dia de Valença – Valença

Time: 19.30

Slovenia – 12th of November

Studentski Kampus, Ljubljana

Time: 18.00 – Join the Facebook event for details.

There will also be an event in Madrid, for details get in touch with us.

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