We at Voluntario Global define ouselves as community builders. A community builder is someone who, instead of offering provisional help, gets to know a community and its people, its weaknesses and strengths. In this way, we build a strong relationship with each community. A relationship that lasts a life time.
Our mission is to empower and connect local organizations to promote improvement for the whole community and take a unified approach to community development. We also aim to create a network between volunteers and local organizations in order to foster an exchange of culture and ideas which can help both to grow in different ways.
The organizations and communities where we work are the main pillars of Voluntario Global. Together with local organizations, we determine our objectives and the type of volunteer we need. Put simply, Voluntario Global could not exist without the organizations, as we work together for their development and growth.
After one month and half of volunteering, like communication assistant, I know how much this experience is rewarding for me. Day by day I learn new things, about the city, it's population. I met, discovered and exchanged with new people, students, parents, children…but I choose five things that I learned here, and here they are :
Après un mois et demi de volontariat en tant qu’assistance communication de l’association, je me rend compte à quel point cette expérience est enrichissante pour moi. De jour en jour j’apprends de nouvelles choses sur Buenos Aires et je rencontre, découvre et échange avec des étudiants, des parents, des enfants… mais si je devais choisir cinq choses que j’ai appris ici, je citerai celles-ci :
On Thursday Samuel, Tess and Celine were lucky enough to meet with our volunteers from the US to discuss Voluntario Global’s new Ethical Photography Campaign.
Ce samedi 24 mars aura lieu la grande manifestation annuelle sur la célèbre place de mai de Buenos Aires en mémoire des nombreuses victimes disparues lors de la dictature militaire instaurée en Argentine durant les années 70.