Advocacy, Community Development, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Women
Most Rewarding Volunteer Experience
In 1998 I was serving in a small NGO in Madrid (COMRADE) helping migrants and refugees to find basic resources and deal with their lives in Spain. There was a young man –but older than me-, a non-recognized refugee from the Balkans, who came every single day from the shelter to the office just in case someone could need him. He spoke about 5 European languages and he wanted to help other people. He was a “beneficiary”, a recipient of help, but the truth is he was the best volunteer our organization had. I still remember him and his amazing. He was an example I’ll never forget. He was never recognized as a “war refugee”.
Empowering & involving people to become agents of their own change.
What inspires you to volunteer?
Through human history ideas have changed the world; I think that “actions” can change the Universe. Volunteering to me expresses the power of very little things changing the world, transforming somebody else’s life as well as my own life, together, with my community or connecting with people from the other part of the world. "Ad astra per aspera"
On the Road (Jack Kerouac); one hundred years of solitude (García Márquez), La voz a tí debida (Pedro Salinas)
Per Ardua ad Astra
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