Volunteer Co-ordinators Austin and Sue: Celebrating diversity

Austin is aged 20 from the USA and Sue is 68 from the UK, but they are both united by a desire to put others first. They are fantastic volunteers who have given up their time and energy to help refugees in Greece and do the important job of co-ordinating our other volunteers’ activities on the camps.

They talk about what motivated them to come and to come back (5 times in Sue’s case!), what they like about the job and what is tough.

Volunteering with the right attitude is extremely rewarding. It’s about putting others first, staying cheerful and showing empathy not just for what refugees have to endure but for our fellow volunteers.

Please listen to these 2 fine humans and celebrate our unity in diversity.

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