Volunteering in March: Adventures in Šibenik.
March has been a busy month for me as a volunteer. Despite being filled with events and activities in the organization, it felt like the fastest month since I arrived. I had the opportunity to conduct three sessions of my Arabic course, two of which were general invitations in our open space work at Jedro, while the third was held in an elementary school on the island.
Moreover, I was fortunate to be part of a new cross-border project coordinated by Argonauta. It was an excellent learning experience since the other volunteer: Rose and I were involved in it from the early stages. During the three-day workshop in Šibenik, with partners from Italy, Hungary, Serbia, and Macedonia, we brainstormed about different things like the topics that should be included in the manual that will be produced as part of the project and how the e-game and board game should look like. The workshop was an exciting and experimental way to foster creativity and come up with new ideas. Although it’s a two-year project (I won’t be here at this time to see the final outcomes), I am eager to see its progress and process in the upcoming months.
During my free time, I explored the city of Šhibenik with Rose, and we were amazed by its beauty. Šibenik is neither big nor small, and you can feel its soul. I also had the chance to meet other volunteers who were volunteering in Šibenik and whom I had previously met during my arrival. Overall, it was a fulfilling month, and I am looking forward to what’s to come.
Sarah, volunteer from Jordan
About the ESC: The European Solidarity Corps is a program of the European Union to strengthen solidarity in various areas: from helping the disadvantaged and providing humanitarian aid to engagement for health and the environment in the EU and beyond.
The program offers young people the opportunity to respond to the needs of the community, make a concrete contribution to society, and in the process gain invaluable experience and develop new skills. The program is also intended for organizations active in the field of solidarity that want to involve young people in their activities.