Dynamic, committed and very valuable – international volunteers as agents of change.
Volunteers have always stood at the centre of the Kids Kabin model - giving the individual support and affirmation that fragile young people need to build their confidence and skills. Over the last twenty-five years, hundreds of volunteers have empowered thousands of young people to believe in their own ability to create something of value – from a pot to a recipe or a repaired bike brake.
These volunteers have come from all sorts of different places and backgrounds – parents, people who came to Kids Kabin as children, doctors, students, artists and many more.
In addition to these invaluable supporters, every year we host a team of three or four international volunteers through the Assumption Volunteer Programme. They come to Kids Kabin from all over the globe, including the Philippines, Lithuania, Spain, Ukraine, the USA and Brazil. These young people are having an impact on Kids Kabin and the wider community far beyond the delivery of workshops and activities. They bring experience and new skills to the organisation. For example, this year’s team brings skills in data analysis, event planning and coordination, and the use of new media and technologies. Kids Kabin is very fortunate to benefit from such an amazing resource!
A big thank you to more than forty Assumption volunteers who have worked with us since 1995, too many to name individually – and, of course, to this year’s brilliant team – Joseph Borres, Rugile Nasickaite and Myra Villas.