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Volunteering at Aston Hall

Hello I’m Connie, one of the volunteers at Aston Hall and I have been volunteering as a House Guide since the start season. In this blog I will explain why I chose to volunteer at Aston Hall and I will include some of my favourite stories that I share with visitors. 1,072 more words

Birmingham

Charity begins at home - with a pair of knitting needles or crochet hook

Knitting and crocheting are no longer just for the blue rinse set. These crafts are enjoying a renaissance across all age groups and are being used to help others and to create cheerful and creative temporary art installations. 1,015 more words

Australia

Culture Guides

On Wednesday I joined Daniel, Laraine and Janina in Birmingham for part of our two-day Culture Guides event. Culture Guides is our EU Grundtvig partnership project, which is engaging volunteers as “culture guides” in six European countries – to reach out and strengthen the access for social and cultural marginalised groups to arts and culture as a gateway to personal development and social inclusion. 144 more words

Meetings

An Evening at the Ronald McDonald House

In case you haven’t noticed, besides running, I love cooking and baking. There’s just something about food and creating (and sharing) a meal that makes me happy. 519 more words

My Life

What's Free?

When struggling for money, it’s important to know what you can get for free. There is so much out there to see and appreciate that is free or costs very little. 1,489 more words

Self-Reflection

A weekend in the lovely cultural and beach town Hoi An.

Hello!

As I’m only here for a month, I really wanted to make the most of it, so we headed to the South Central Region to the lovely town of Hoi An. 1,041 more words

Travel

Hands on Amazon - Volunteering at the Animal Shelter

The flight to Puerto Maldonado, our gateway town to the Amazon, was packed with travellers on group tours, trying to outdo one another with their local knowledge and awkward jokes about elements of the culture they didn’t get. 3,534 more words