Today I am here to share with you one of the most beautiful experiences I have experienced so far and to describe what volunteering is.
I’m from Italy and live in Mazara del Vallo, a small town located in the southwestern of Sicily. In recent years I was a volunteer in a community called ‘ Hope Community House’ which involves children, immigrants and response to their diversified needs through school support and offers them recreational and educational workshops. As a volunteer I was helping the children to study and play sometimes with them. More than an association, we were all a family, and everyone available for each other. Very often the organization organized events and trips for us, and thanks to them today I have many of good memories to remember!
There is no one time that I left this place without smiling just because when you are inside your heart slowly fills with joy. This experience has made me want to help others and today it is an essential thing for me, and I think my life would not have a sense if I care only about my happiness. I am of the idea that an experience must be lived to understand its meaning, so if you are still with your hands in your pockets and you are reading my words, it’s time to move and to make the difference .. But know that volunteering is the most beautiful work that a human can do for others.