9 Apr 2014 16:09, 6 days, 18 hours ago

The Quest Team Man the Water Station with Help from Portugual

Hello hello,

Brighton had a great Marathon on Sunday, with over 10.000 participants. Quest4Change marked its presence doing volunteer work. We had a water station at the end of the 6th mile, and me and my fellow Portuguese friends were there to help with the water station, as we are trying to get involved with the Brighton lifestyle and culture!! It was awesome to see so many athletes going so fast, giving everything they had. Most of them were there for the competition, but we also saw people who were there for fun, for example, dressed as Batman, Spiderman, dancers and also some of them with important messages like "Stop Violence" and "Fight Cancer". I think that the most important thing about this Marathon was the spirit of the participants (athletes and volunteers), because there was competition, a lot of fun and mutual respect.

 

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11 Mar 2014 17:27, 1 month ago

Have you thought through your volunteer placement?

Volunteering overseas to help empoverished or orphaned children leaves little room for criticism, doesn't it?

This blog entry undoubtedly has a different feel to that of my last 'leader in the field' update from Sucre. It may well make a difficult read for some as I do not intend to hold back from some hard truths.

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24 Feb 2014 10:33, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Notes from the field - Matty in Sucre, Bolivia

Hola everyone! Having read some fantastic blog reports from the Villa Maria GAP team 2014, I felt it was about time there was a report from a Quest Leader 'in the field'!

My name is Matty and I am currently in the beautiful Bolivian City of Sucre.

Sucre has a chilled out, relaxed atmosphere that I have (as of now) been unable to find in the rest of Bolivia. From the multitude of funky little cafes, stunning plazas and breathtaking architecture, Sucre really is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some of the best aspects of Bolivian culture.

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21 Feb 2014 10:30, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Olá Teresa!!

Hi everyone!! I'm Teresa and I've just started my internship at Quest, I'm really excited!!

I come from Madeira where I was born and raised. Madeira is a small Portuguese island, for those who don't know Madeira I really advise to google it and look for more information 'cause it's a beautiful place to live and visit!

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10 Feb 2014 16:33, 2 months ago

A day in the life of a Villa Maria volunteer

A Day in the Life of a Villa Maria Volunteer

By Tilly Danby and Zoe Kayton

Ten alarm clocks sound at 6.15 am and the team awakens with the good intention of going for a jog. On a usual day about half us will actually leave the cosy confines of our beds and head out with Pato in the lead.

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