Here you can find all the pieces from volunteers reporting on their project or their experiences in their host country. Read all about how exciting volunteering can be, the challenges with which volunteers are confronted and the experience they take home with them.
"The world doesn’t end in Argentina!"
Argentine Irena Balbuena took part in the South-North component of the weltwärts volunteer service. For her assignment with the Evangelical Church of Westphalia, she was posted to the parish of Hassel-Lukas in Gelsenkirchen. She worked with people from a wide variety of age groups – the focus being on “learning from each other”. In our interview, she tells us all about her time as a volunteer.
"Mozambique often goes unnoticed, but that's why I'm here"
Francisco Abilio from Mozambique spent a year working as a volunteer at the Eduard Spanger Comprehensive School in Reutlingen. He is among the first volunteers who came to Germany on the weltwärts programme. Francisco supports teachers in lessons and extracurricular activities such as school excursions or the school's farm project. In this interview he tells us what he likes most about his work, about the exciting adventures and impressions he can take home with him and the experience he has had with volunteer work.
"It makes me happy when the children smile at me in the morning"
She belongs to the first generation of young people worldwide who are taking part in the new South-North component of the weltwärts programme. Ambika comes from India and is volunteering for a year in Germany with the International Association of Kassel.
Bettina from Cameroon was one of the first people to take part in the new South-North component of the weltwärts programme. As a volunteer with the Internationalen Bund Kassel, she is looking after children with learning difficulties. In the interview, we asked her about her experiences.