From Work/Volunteering

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 3. ‘Working in the Refugee Camps’

(If you haven’t yet, read the previous posts from this blog series before this one: Part 1: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/29/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-1-my-decision-to-volunteer/ Part 2: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/30/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-2-arrival- and-working-in-the-warehouse/) On Monday the 20th of March I woke up feeling nervous, knowing that an uncertain experience awaited me. After two days of volunteering in a warehouse sorting out clothes and creating emergency food…

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 2. ‘Arrival and Working in the Warehouse’

(If you haven’t yet, read Part 1. before this one: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/29/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-1-my-decision-to-volunteer/) The night between Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th I didn’t sleep. At all. I forced myself to stay up, watching films and catching up with TV series. I must admit that I struggled to keep myself awake, yet I was functional enough by…

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 1.’My Decision to Volunteer’

(Between the 19th and 23rd of March 2016, I went to France to volunteer as part of the humanitarian response to support asylum seekers and migrants in ‘the Jungle’ refugee camp (Calais) and in the Grande-Synthe refugee camp (Dunkirk). I didn’t go alone: I joined a group of students from my university. We travelled to…