Today I am finishing the volunteering that I started 8 months ago in the Waldorf school in Bielsko-Biala. It was really a great adventure, I met great people.
I have thanks to this volunteering discovered a new culture but also an alternative mode of education that I did not know. Become aware that the preservation of our environment is something essential, that we can no longer close our eyes, that we must act. So I had the chance to make, to talk about permaculture with a particular class from school, it was a very nice experience.
I have already had the chance to come on vacation to Poland. But thanks to this European volunteering I was able to live in Poland for several months, knowing that I was not alone in case of problems, which is very reassuring.
I was also able to discover the mountains near Bielsko-Biala (I always wanted to live near the mountains).
Unfortunately, I don’t know the names of the different mountains in Bielsko, but I manage to locate myself. I never had the chance to get lost. Once again by traversing the mountains it is possible to meet wonderful people. People who don’t have the same way of thinking as city dwellers, if I may say so.
The fact of doing this volunteering in a school, a high school more particularly, allowed me to see, to discuss with the teachers but also to be able to give some lessons, always under the watchful eye of the teacher. Previously becoming a teacher was one of my ambitions. I may be one day but I realized the complexity of this profession.
Valentin from France, volunteer in Stowarzyszenie Wolna Szkoła Waldorfska in Bielsko-Biała.
This project is co-founded by European Solidarity Corps