September 2018, I went to Moldova on a European Voluntary Service out of curiosity. I went somewhere to which I would never have ventured, I worked in an international organization (glimpsing some of the realities of foreign aid) and I familiarised myself with a culture I wouldn’t have known of or grown fond of.
Hello ! We are Helene and Loeiza, French volunteers at UNA Exchange for this year 2019/2020 thanks to the European Solidarity Corps scheme. On Wednesday 6th November we attended the annual Peace Schools Conference organized by the WCIA -the Welsh Centre for International Affairs.Read more >
Interview with Robert Davies, founder of UNA Exchange, conducted on Friday 18th October 2019 at the Temple of Peace and Health by Hélène Chaland (volunteer at UNA Exchange for the year 2019/2020) using the Proust Questionnaire.Read more >
Even though I am familiar with culture shock and the way it influences your mindset -I lived in the US for a year-, I still have moments when I stop and reflect on how strange or how admirable the Welsh are. Here are a few examples of my most memorable culture shocks here in Cardiff.
My name is Hélène, I am originally from suburban Paris and I am twenty-four years old. After spending one year abroad as a teaching assistant in the USA, all I wanted to do was to pack my suitcase again and leave for new adventures.Read more >
On Wednesday 14 August 2019, UNA Exchange will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. Beneficiaries and supporters are welcome to join the UNA Exchange Board of Trustees and Director to review the charity’s activity and accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019.
At UNA Exchange we are recruiting two highly-driven individuals to join our team. The roles comprise a Programme Officer and an Interim Programmes Manager; the latter, to cover a period of maternity leave. Both posts are initially offered on a fixed-term, eight-month contract with potential for extension subject to funding. Both are part-time roles at 0.8 FTE (28 hours / 4 days per week) and will be based at our office at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff, with some travel required.
In December 2018 UNA Exchange held an event at the Welsh National Assembly to celebrate the charity’s 45th anniversary and demonstrate the impact of global exchanges to and from Wales, coinciding with International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development.