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From the cradle to the grave
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project " From the cradle to the grave" focuses on the impact that incoming volunteers can have on the local community and the volunteer him/herself. Each person, everyday of their life, young, old, and all years there between can make a difference in this world and we hope that through their voluntary activity the participants will impact the lives of the people they meet and their own in the process. The activities planned for this project focuses on working with people, to communicate, empathize, to work through differences and various barriers the some of the people using the services of the host placements face. The volunteers will learn to work with various groups, find meaning and joy in the tasks they take on.The aim is that the volunteers integrate into the community through the host placements and various other activities offered by the co-ordinating organisation AUS. This cultivates the skills of each volunteer to the benefit of the community he/she works for. As this is a 12 months long term EVS project the volunteers will undoubtedly enrich the communities they serve and have a positive impact on their own development and the people they work with. The volunteers chosen for this project all showed a great enthusiasm to volunteer in the various host placements. It was important that they were open to a new culture, were willing to integrate and were interested in the work of the host placement they applied for. The volunteers in this project are three and will be going to two projects. These projects are:Waldorf Marargata – one volunteer from Austria, Ioana Spataru. She is from Austria and is very keen on working with children and using her artistic skills while doing so. She shows a great motivation and has experience working with children which she absolutely loves.Waldorf Grundarstígur – one volunteer from Germany, not yet chosen.Grund – one volunteer from Germany, Andrea Schicert is very motivated to work with elderly people.We foresee that the main impact will be on the volunteers themselves and the people they work with through their host placements. When partaking in a long term project like this you will touch the lives of the people you work with and your own life, as a volunteer, will also change. Lasting friendships will be made and the long term overall impact will be on the people themselves.

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