Siempre decimos que el voluntariado es un proceso de aprendizaje, y un proceso de aprendizaje jamás sucede de manera aislada. Por lo tanto el voluntariado también es una experiencia colectiva.
As we always say, volunteering is a learning process. And a learning process is never isolated. Volunteering is also a collective experience signed by the relation we'll create with the communities we'll work with.
An article written by Comunidad MILPA, one of our biggest projects, about their last Integral Health Day. Comunidad MILPA is a community center and sustainability project based in the outskirts of Buenos Aires and founded by Valeria, who's also the founder of Voluntario Global. To get to know more about it you can check their instagram account: comunidad_milpa, and also look them up in our webpage.
From March 24th 1976, to October 30th 1983, the most sanguinary dictatorship of our history occurred in Argentina. This year, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the return of the democracy in the middle of an elections year, plus a really complex context. We are sharing an article written by the "ECuNHi" team, a cultural space created by the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo and dedicated to their dissapeared sons and daughters.
Después de una hermosa conversación con un voluntario (que permanecerá anónimo, por supuesto), nuestra coordinadora reflexiona sobre la importancia de la comunicación y los espacios de presencialidad, reflexión, escucha, y sanación.
After a beautiful conversation with a volunteer (that will of course remain anonymous), our coordinator reflects about the impact of communications in the volunteer experience, and how important it is to create support and healing spaces.
Past September 30th, Voluntario Global participated with Comunidad MILPA in an activity held there on the context of the Month for Agroecology. Here's the article written by MILPA about it, translated for all of you. You can read the original in Spanish at @comunidad_milpa instagram account.
Let's deepen on the reflections about volunteering as a learning process from the perspective of Critical Pedagogy with Abi, our coordinator.
Voluntario Global helps local communities by being available to discuss anything that local organizations need, and offering ideas for further change and development.
Location: General Pacheco. Buenos Aires. Argentina