17/05/2021 - 16/05/2022
Maria is on 1 year volunteering project in Italy in the organisation – Croce Rossa Italiana.
“I am currently on a Red Cross volunteer project in Marotte, Italy. I came here half a year ago for one year. I live with three other volunteers from France, Germany and Malta in a house provided by the Red Cross and we were also provided with bicycles.
The main part of our work is assisting members of the Red Cross ambulance service in transporting disabled children to and from schools by ambulance. We also help transport adult patients to and from the hospital. In addition, we take an Italian course and can take a first aid course.
We spend our free time getting to know Marotta and the surrounding towns, the Italian mentality, culture, cuisine and language, but also the culture and languages of other countries, as we come into contact with other groups of volunteers from other parts of Europe.”