By helping others, we learn a lot!

Ludivine from France and Andrea from Germany committed as digital volunteers during the last months, supporting refugee entrepreneurs with one-to-one language lessons and dedicated webinars to improve their pitch presentations. It has been a truly enriching experience both for the people they support and them, because by helping others, we learn a lot.

Ludivine: I committed myself to volunteer a few months ago. It wasn’t a choice to become a “digital” volunteer, but I wanted to continue my collaboration with the person I am supporting.

Andrea: I worked together the THSN partner Leethub and my commitment was to lead two webinars on Powerpoint.

Ludivine: I help a refugee entrepreneur to improve his level of French: we talk and write and I also send him some exercises to complete, and then we correct them together over the phone once or twice a week.

Andrea: I decided to apply as a digital volunteer because I think that it is especially important in these times of crisis to be an example for solidarity. 

Ludivine: This experience is really enriching in that by helping others, we learn a lot.

Andrea: Very concretely, it was about helping refugee entrepreneurs to make their business plans. It was a lot of fun and was nice to see that in the second workshop, a lot of the lessons learned in the first one were already implemented.

Ludivine: I think that we all have some skills or talents that we don’t necessarily use every day. It is an opportunity to support someone while favouring one’s personal development.

Andrea: I can only recommend to apply because it’s really fun and you can really make a difference. Ciao!