Where are you from, and what made you pick Buenos Aires?
We are from Germany, more precise a City close to Munich. We`ve chosen Buenos Aires because we love the Latin-American culture and way of life. We had never been in South America before and we were curious about the people the nature and the culture.
Is this your first time volunteering, and why have you decided to volunteer with Voluntario Global?
Volunteering in the Project of General Pacheco is our first experience in Volunteering outside of Germany. We had been involved in a couple of projects dealing with refugees in Germany. We really like that Voluntario Global sets the focus on the community and believes that problems should always be solved in a Team, considering many (different) perspectives.
Where are you Volunteering?
We are currently Volunteering in General Pacheco, about 45 min outside of the City Center.
What has been your favorite part of volunteering at this project?
To exchange thoughts with many local people, either Coordinators themselves or Participants in the workshops that we provide. Also being in a lovely outdoor environment where you can calm down, rethink and reflect.
What has been your favorite experience while in Buenos Aires?
Buenos Aires is such a diverse place, so its hard to tell which part is our favorite. We like the area around the Obelisk and especially the opera house. Also “La Boca” is a really nice place, and the atmosphere in and around the stadium is remarkable.