Immersion – Two Short Term Volunteers’ Reflections in Anecdotes | Culture Shock, Volunteering & International Development

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The Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM) matches the best opportunities between our overseas partner organisations’ needs and those of our volunteers through our Long Term (1 year+) Volunteer Programme and Short Term (4 weeks to 6 months) Volunteer Programme. We have been placing volunteers to serve, learn and share with marginalised…

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Pancake Party in Lodwar

Three volunteers enjoying pancakes

VMM volunteer Eilis continues her blog: Its Ash Wednesday here in Lodwar, same as it is everyplace else! But ours has been a splendid day so far. At 7.15am we started getting large drops of rain and soon we had a 20 minute long strong drizzle. I had been awake…

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A day in the life of a VM

Eating jack fruit

Marcelo, a VM working on a project with VMM Partner OBAAT in Hoima. western Uganda, reflects on his experiences: Working in Hoima I wake up at 07:00 in morning to go to the toilet which is a pit latrine. And for those who do not know, the pit latrine has…

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