Interested in experiencing something new this summer but not sure where to start? In this blog post, our new Programme Officer for short-term exchanges at UNA Exchange draws on her own experiences of volunteering abroad and highlights why you should consider doing it for yourself.
International Youth Day is celebrated every year on 12th August and was founded in the year 2000, by the United Nations. The purpose of International Youth Day is to develop awareness of cultural and legal issues that affect youths and to help engage young people to become active in creating positive changes in their community.
This week UNA Exchange welcomes Carys Price from Cardiff Met University. She is doing a communication and marketing internship. This week is refugee week and as part of this, Carys has researched the history and aims of the United Nations’ initiative and how to get involved with UNA Exchange.
UNA Exchange has become accredited as Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 4,200 UK employers who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. It’s the mark of a responsible employer as well as being good for society.
For several years UNA Exchange has worked in partnership with the Global Opportunity Centre at Cardiff University to provide a programme of group volunteering with projects in South-East Asia. This summer students will take part in month-long projects across Japan and Vietnam, supporting people-centred rural development and environmental protection. In May we met this year’s cohort of volunteers and provided pre-departure training, which supports participants to develop their intercultural awareness, make the most of their experiences and stay safe whilst abroad.
Mae Cyfnewid UNA yn elusen wirfoddoli ryngwladol yng Nghaerdydd, sydd â chynlluniau uchelgeisiol i dyfu, wrth i ni fynd i mewn i’n 45fed flwyddyn waith. Rydym yn recriwtio ar gyfer unigolyn deinamig i ymuno â’r tîm i weithio ar draws ein portffolio o deithiau cyfnewid tymor byr, sy’n cynnwys gwirfoddoli dramor fel rhan o grŵp, gwirfoddoli’n annibynnol dramor, a chymryd rhan mewn campiau gwaith yn ystod yr haf. Mae’r swydd Swyddog Prosiect (teithiau cyfnewid) yn cael ei chynnig ar gontract o bum mis i ddechrau hyd at 31 Hydref 2018, gyda’r potensial i ymestyn wedi hynny.
UNA Exchange is a Cardiff-based international volunteering charity with ambitious plans for growth as we enter our 45th operational year. We are recruiting for a dynamic individual to join the team to deliver across our portfolio of short-term exchanges, including overseas group volunteering, individual volunteering abroad and domestic work camps. The post of Programme Officer (Exchanges) is offered initially on a five-month contract through until 31 October 2018 with potential for extension.
Ydych chi’n teimlo’n angerddol dros ganlyniadau buddiol gwirfoddoli rhyngwladol?
Ydych chi eisiau cefnogi nodau llesiant Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol gartref a nodau datblygu cynaliadwy’r Cenhedloedd Unedig ar draws y byd?
A fedrwch chi rannu 8 diwrnod y flwyddyn o’ch amser i gefnogi twf sefydliad dielw uchelgeisiol?