Are you volunteer?
We were surprised of the great amount of “volunteering” projects offered in different websites for a bed and something for eat. You feel that this is really volunteering or a merely exchange? In addition they recommended you that to make the reservation with some time in advance because all “volunteering” positions could occupied… really? There are too many volunteers in this world?
Given that, our objective in this adventure was to give back some of the received good in our lifes without expecting anything in return, we have our doubts about this type of “volunteering”. In consequence we decided to contact directly organizations where we thought we could be helpful.
Here you can check some of our own-organized volunteering project but also spontaneous actions which we had the opportunity to develop or in which collaborate along the way.
Experience 1: Young Ornithologists’ Workshop
Even winter is a nice time to know urban birds in Oneşti (România). In our “Young Ornithologists’ Workshop” we learn from our urban ecosystem and how urban bird feeding during winter connects people with nature. This activity was designed in order to connect kids with nature.
Experience 2: The “Giving back” at orphanage Alexandra
We ended a new experience of this adventure as volunteers around the world. Along one month, we shared amazing moments with twenty-three children in the orphanage Alexandra from Onesti (Romania). We learn a valuable “life lesson” having received much more than we give.
In the communist era children with functional diversity and severe special needs were “confiscated” from families and interned in orphanages. At present, these centers welcome abandoned children or those whose families cannot attend because of their special needs.
Without any doubt this has been an experience we will never forget!