Interviews

Volunteers in Mes Kitokie center in Kaunas, Lithuania

Rita Gutiérrez: "There is not one type of autistic kid: all of them are different"

Rita Gutiérrez is an anthropologist and is now in Mes Kitokie center in  Kaunas, Lithuania. She is volunteering with disabled and autistic children as an international volunteer. We asked her about her experience.

Joc de taula Fronteres Invisibles.

Guillem Castelló: "We thought reflecting on migration difficulties through a board game could be very dynamic"

Fronteres Invisibles ("Invisible Borders" in Catalan) is the name of a board game which consists in triggering players' empathy for the migrants and refugees who try to reach Europe.

Jordi Juvanyà

Jordi Juvanyà: "There is plenty of young International volunteers all over the world"

Jordi Juvinyà has worked as a volunteer for a Catalan- based International NGO many years and he is about to start a new cooperation project in the Senegalese region of Casamance. 

Mar Estartús, co-founder of LivingNepal.  Font: LivingNepal

Mar Estartús: "We work in Nepal full of enthusiasm and with the desire to help in a heartfelt way, using our hands"

We interview Mar Estartús, the co-founder of Living NEPAL, a non-profit association that was established in Barcelona on 12 May 2015, after the earthquake that shook Nepal, when two of the association’s founders survived.

Clara Garcia - Font: Beartsy.org

Volunteering to help girls and women in Nepal

Clara Garcia Ortés is the voluntary president and project manager at Be Artsy, a non-profit association that develops creative projects for communities lacking access to provide training and experiences.

Mario Cuevas.   Source: NGO Voluntariado

Mario Cuenca: "Volunteering has an impact on our personal and social identity"

Mario Cuenca from the NGO Voluntariado tells us about the need to raise awareness around the culture of volunteering in the context of our current society and the advantages of participating in an international volunteering experience.

Sligo 2017

Ciara Herity: "People who never recognised or called themselves volunteers at all, are standing tall and valuing their contribution"

Ciara Herity, manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre, talks about her experience as 2017 European Volunteering Capital.

Francesca Pisano with a volunteer.   Source: Aarhus 2018

Francesca Pisano: "The vision is to rethink the cohesion of the city through volunteerism and social action"

Francesca Pisano, member of Aarhus 2018, talks about the aims and benefits of hosting the European Volunteering Capital 2018.

Massimo Ferrara.     Source: Adrià Milan

Massimo Ferrara: "We try to sell our knowledge and with the money we win, we create a new project"

Massimo Ferrara, of A&I Cooperativa Sociale Onlus, talks about creativity and opportunities in the third sector organisations.

Michael Wimmer.       Source: Educult.

Michael Wimmer: "The creativity is within the people and the job of the leader is to open a space for developing and realising creativity"

Michael Wimmer, executive, research & consultingtal of Educult, talks about the creativity in the third sector organizations.

Lejla Sehic Relic.      Source: Cistracun.net

Lejla Sehic Relic: "We are working in an environment where we need creativity to change and answer the demands of the community"

Lejla Sehic Relic, executive director of Volunteer Centre Osijektalks about the creativity and other relevant values in the third sector organisations.

Antonella Pasquini.    Source: Adrià Milan

Antonella Pasquini: "It is important to have an European framework of competences to look at and that can make out work in a common way"

Antonella Pasquini, supervisor and trainer of Lo Scrigno, talks about the leadership and entrepreneurial competences in the third sector organizations.

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