My volunteering at Svitac (Firefly) – Alice Franchini, Italy
This was a very interesting experience for me. I had a chance to work side by side with international and local volunteers, as well as with Svitac’s (Firefly’s) staff.
Meeting the Svitac’s (Firefly’s) staff and the local volunteers, provided me with a very useful insight into Bosnian society.
The project is about community-building and peace-building, and most activities were specifically designed in this sense. I really appreciated the staff’s availability and kindness, as well as their commitment to include volunteers in designing daily activities.
Tips for future volunteers:
- Don’t be afraid to ask when you’re uncertain about something!
- Have a non-judgemental approach (Bosnian society and recent history are very complicated and, in a way, problematic)!
- Bring your own creativity and enthusiasm!
Alice Franchini, Italy
Svitac (Firefly) volunteer, June 2018