Episode 14: Sri Lankan Orphanage & Romanian Care Home

Episode 14 of Volunteer Stories features Aimee from Scotland. Aimee has volunteered at an orphanage in Sri Lanka and at Love Light Romania – a care home for adults with HIV/AIDS in Romania. This week’s episode features music by The Winterbourne Project. If you would like to be on an episode of Volunteer Stories pleaseContinue reading “Episode 14: Sri Lankan Orphanage & Romanian Care Home”

Episode 13: Aaron Maine

Episode 13 of Volunteer Stories features Aaron Maine from the American band Porches. In the interview Aaron talks about their new album “Pool”, social media and touring in Europe. This week’s episode features music by Porches. If you would like to be on an episode of Volunteer Stories please email office@cr944.at. You can follow Volunteer StoriesContinue reading “Episode 13: Aaron Maine”

Episode 12: Social Work

Volunteer Stories is a one hour show every fortnight where I interview people about their voluntary work and play songs by musicians who have volunteering experience. This week’s show features Maria and Matthew who are studying social work at FH St. Pölten in Austria. Both of them have done lots of volunteering including being an entertainment coordinator at a retirement home, being a library assistant, doing street work with young people, and supporting disabled people complete daily tasks, find work, and go on holiday.

Episode 11: Calum & International Citizen Service in Zimbabwe

In Episode 11 of Volunteer Stories I interview Calum about being a Peer Mentor and Sports Ambassador at school; making jam and up-cycling at university to support homeless charities; and volunteering on an International Citizen Service project in Zimbabwe. Music Episode 11 features music from the Pandemonium Drummers, With Sun, Kasovicious and VSO Nigeria. LinksContinue reading “Episode 11: Calum & International Citizen Service in Zimbabwe”

Episode 10: London 2012

Four years after volunteering in the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games I’m doing a special episode all about it! In fact, the idea for Volunteer Stories came from all of the volunteers I met during London 2012. In Episode 10 of Volunteer Stories I interviewed four volunteers: First I interview Denis (top left)Continue reading “Episode 10: London 2012”

Episode 9: Arun & European Voluntary Service in Austria

In Episode 9 of Volunteer Stories I talk to Arun from India. Arun lost his father early in his life. Even though he enrolled himself in a hostel facility which supports disadvantaged children, the burden was on him to support his mother and three siblings. Luckily Arun found the Dream a Dream foundation and things beganContinue reading “Episode 9: Arun & European Voluntary Service in Austria”

Episode 8: St. Pölten Skate Association

I was excited about Episode 8 of Volunteer Stories for weeks! Finally I got to interview St. Pölten Skate Association. I think it’s super cool that their association is run by volunteers. Founded by Markus Fanninger in 2011 St. Pölten Skate Association works for the benefit of local skateboarders and the skateboarding scene. Its three mainContinue reading “Episode 8: St. Pölten Skate Association”

Episode 6: Horse & Sheep

In Episode 6 of Volunteer Stories I interview Maggy and Markus who have both volunteered on farms. Maggy contacted Campus and City Radio 94.4 saying she wanted to be on Volunteer Stories. I was super excited to have someone request to be on the show! It was the first time someone had asked. In 2015 MaggyContinue reading “Episode 6: Horse & Sheep”

Episode 5: Funto & International Citizen Service in Nigeria

In Episode 5 of Volunteer Stories I talk to Funto who has volunteered on two International Citizen Service (ICS) projects in Nigeria. I met Funto on the first ICS project he volunteered on in Kwali, Nigeria. Funto then went on to become a Team Leader and led a team in Ifelodun, Nigeria. During the interview Funto discusses what it’sContinue reading “Episode 5: Funto & International Citizen Service in Nigeria”

Episode 4: Winnie, Damir & Kiryl

In Episode 4 of Volunteer Stories I interview my neighbours! My neighbours Winnie, Damir and Kiryl are volunteering in Austria through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) like me! Winnie is from France and lives in the same flat as me; Damir is from the Russian Federation and lives in the flat next to me; and KirylContinue reading “Episode 4: Winnie, Damir & Kiryl”

Episode 3: Conny & Scouting

Episode 3 of Volunteer Stories sees Conny talk about her experience volunteering as a Scout Leader for 6 years in Vienna, Austria. During the interview Conny and I discuss the types of activities Scouts do, what skills you gain from being a Scout, what the best camp-fire food is, and Conny’s favourite Scouting memories. I was delightedContinue reading “Episode 3: Conny & Scouting”

Episode 2: Oliver & European Voluntary Service in Wales

Episode 2 of Volunteer Stories features Oliver from St. Valetin in Austria. Oliver talks about his European Voluntary Service (EVS) placement in Wales with Ash Wales. Ash Wales is the leading organisation working for a smokefree Wales. Oliver volunteered with Ash Wales for 10 months. In the interview Oliver talks about why he decided to do EVS, whatContinue reading “Episode 2: Oliver & European Voluntary Service in Wales”