When you share common concerns and an interest in the environment and society with people from other countries, with different cultures and mentalities, you can accomplish great things. Volunteerism unites people and you can see this in action.
Over the last 5 years we have welcomed dozens of volunteers from abroad, including many students, who want to contribute to the work of Boroume, either in the context of programs offered by their universities or simply because they wish to volunteer and have new experiences. In either case, what is so moving to us is that they choose Boroume because they believe in what we do.
At the moment, we have Eugenie, Margaux, Toscane, Amalia, Laura, Jeahanne, and Marion with us, all participating in the “Boroume at the Farmers’ Market” program. They are all students at well-known French universities and, from the very first moment, they impressed us with their ability to adapt to their new environment, their willingness to help, their politeness, their professionalism – despite their young age – and their desire to contribute in any way they are asked to help.
Their participation in the work of Boroume begins at farmers’ markets, where Boroume, with the support and generosity of vendors and the participation of teams of volunteers, rescues surplus fruits and vegetables, and ends with the donation of this produce to charitable organizations.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank all our volunteers from abroad because, in just a short period of time, not only did they gain our trust with their willingness to help and their positive energy, but also because they proved that everyone can become great volunteers, no matter what country they come from.
And, of course, huge thanks to The Hellenic Initiative Australia for their ongoing support of our “Boroume at the Farmers’ Market” program.