Originally from Canada, Coralie has been living in Germany for the past 7 years. Passionate about women’s issues, social equality, and human rights, she has been volunteering and interning internationally on related projects while finishing her sociology degree. Now having launched her online business and “Years of Change”, she has been working day and night to build herself an exciting future.
In September 2016, following my graduation from the International Baccalaureate, I chose to embark on a few projects. One of these was distance education, and the second was volunteer work. I found Service Civil International Deutschland (SCI Deutschland), and shortly after registering, I found a work camp that dealt with topics such as the LGBTQA+ community, gender equality and feminism. I signed up, and a few days later was on my way to Barcelona, where I would spend the next two weeks.
The volunteer work camp in Barcelona was concentrated on bisexual rights awareness, human rights, and women’s rights in particular. We took action in the Spanish/Catalan community, took part in different activities to raise awareness regarding these topics, and importantly, had quite a lot of fun doing it!
This was my very first volunteer experience, and as it went so well, soon after I signed up for more, namely one in Morocco, Uganda, and in The Netherlands.
I invite you to keep on exploring the different posts I wrote about this trip, for example, my first few days in Barcelona.