Category Archives: Volunteer’s Voice

Volunteering experience in India – Joelle Leureux, AFS/BMZ-Germany

Volunteering experience in India – Joelle Leureux, AFS/BMZ-Germany

My name is Joelle and since 10 ½  months, I’m living and doing my voluntary work in India (Chennai), so my time here is almost over. I’m working in a shelter for street animals. This is my personal dream project, because I really love to be and to work with animals and furthermore, I already have some experiences in it.

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What my stay in India has been like – Marcel Birr, Germany

What my stay in India has been like – Marcel Birr, Germany

Although 4 months of my stay in India are still awaiting me, there is only a little time left for me to spend in the project, taking into account the long school holidays in April and May, as well as my personal travel plans. Isn’t it crazy how fast time passes by?

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Christmas Eve in India – Annelie Tschemmer, Germany (Sparsha Trust, Regular Teaching Project)

Christmas Eve in India – Annelie Tschemmer, Germany (Sparsha Trust, Regular Teaching Project)

It’s cold outside, the snow has been falling for weeks and I can hear my father walking to our garden to get wood in order to set up the fireplace in our living room. I’m wrapped in my warmest blanket, watching the snow fall outside my window.

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India is the perfect place to find myself: Rebecca Augustin, Experiment Germany – Regular Teaching Project

India is the perfect place to find myself: Rebecca Augustin, Experiment Germany – Regular Teaching Project

Leaving Prejudice Behind – My Experience in India: Jan Philipp Zaun, Germany – LTV Volunteer

Leaving Prejudice Behind – My Experience in India: Jan Philipp Zaun, Germany – LTV Volunteer

Staying abroad makes time pass in a weird way. On the one hand, it feels like I arrived a month ago, just coming out of orientation. On the other hand, I can barely remember my first traveling experience in India – it must have been at least a year ago.

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Sea Turtle Work Camp: Till Schirrmeister, Germany – IJGD participant in STC Project

Sea Turtle Work Camp: Till Schirrmeister, Germany – IJGD participant in STC Project

Once a year, FSL-India conducts a work camp for Sea Turtle Conservation (STC). So, for the last 2 weeks, from 15th-28th January, one work camp volunteer, Donghyun Han from South Korea, joined our project.

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Celebrating a Muslim marriage in India – Till Schirrmeister, Germany

Celebrating a Muslim marriage in India – Till Schirrmeister, Germany

My experiences in India with my host family and at GHS, Heskatturu – Lennert Quandel, Germany

My experiences in India with my host family and at GHS, Heskatturu – Lennert Quandel, Germany

More than one year ago, I applied for a social service in India. After a short time, I signed the contract and on 5th August 2017, I arrived in India. I left the airport and my first thought was, “It is cold here!“ Maybe, because we arrived at 3 a.m. in the morning.

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Theresa Lina, Germany – Weltwaerts program participant

Theresa Lina, Germany – Weltwaerts program participant

My name is Theresa and I am a Weltwaerts volunteer from Germany. Totally, I will stay for 9 months here in India, so that’s a long time, but at the moment, I have the feeling that the time is running too fast and 9 months are too short.

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