I am extemely interested in international relations and have a lot of experience volunteering with charities. being a young person I would love to be a part in what seems like a very interesting association.
— Benjamin, Switzerland
Recent university graduate (majored in Linguistics, Translation/Interpreting â€“ Russian, English, German; and Russian Language Teaching) living in Russia. I believe international volunteering with IC can help me gain experience, learn more about the world and meet new interesting people, become more resilient and flexible. Languages are my occupation and vocation, my passion is photography, graphic design, animation and filmmaking. Russian poet, Nikolay Zabolotsky once wrote, â€˜â€¦your sprit must work night and dayâ€™ which can be interpreted as that one should never forget that we are surrounded by people who might need our help, so, never hesitate to them, make your spirit work. And this, I believe, is the very essence of volunteering.
— Ekaterina, Russian Federation
Each language opens up a whole new world. German is the language through which I first discovered life. Bilingual South Tyrol gave me access to Italian. French is the language I currently live in. English is my travel money â€“ and the grand portal I found to literature studies. Russian opened up a completely new view on things I started to take for granted - like Latin roots in scientific terms. Spanish is a half open door through which I now and then take a glimpse at unknown lands. I am a certified translator and interpreter with over 4 years of experience in translating (focus on law and economics, the medical sector and literature), (web) publishing and event organisation for a think tank, almost 6 years of experience in the public information department at the UN Office in Geneva, as well as working experience with Kyrgyz charity foundations and the Swiss independent film sector.
— Barbara, Switzerland