Unsere Freiwillige Teodora Grahovac berichtet über ihre Arbeit in Halle (englisch)
After finishing my master studies I decided to do a volunteering service. So I found this open call for international volunteers from COD Jajce and applied. My volunteering service started in March 2021. In Halle, I was assigned to SCHIRM and Burgerhaus AltErnative. This programme gives you the opportunity to work with different people and to help them, and by far that is one of the best things about this programme.
Helping people makes me feel valued and that I have something to offer. Volunteering opened up a whole new world for me. I met new people, learned more about what was going on in their community. I feel useful, purposeful and valued and good about doing something practical, making a worthwhile and meaningful difference. Feeling friendship, social interaction, meeting new people and getting to know people. You get a sense of personal growth and development, an opportunity to learn and practice (new) skills, professional development, learning forein languages, building CV, enhanced employment opportunities, etc.