Paris in Italy!
Ciao, my name is Paris. I volunteered through EIL on the Leonardo da Vinci programme and I had the time of my life! I spent a month in a city called Altamura in Southern Italy with a not-for-profit organisation called Link. Link engages young people in non-formal educational activities and promotes creativity through arts and media education. My project was mainly media related, but I did a little bit of everything.
I was also a guest on the local radio every week, which was always hilarious! All the people I met there were genuine people who treated me as if I was family and I can’t wait to go back on another project. Everyone loved speaking English to me, but they also appreciated it when I made an effort to practise my Italian.
Thank you so much to EIL for providing this opportunity. If anyone else is thinking of doing European volunteering, I would say ‘Do it straight away!’