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My name is Emily, I am a 19 year old student at the University of Bordeaux studying Sociology. I am passionate about current social issues and would love to be able to make a positive impact on people's lives. This is why, in August, I will be traveling to Lisbon, Portugal, to volunteer for a homeless support project. This programme will allow me to have first-hand experience supporting people in need, that are victims of social inequalities. The program contributes to the UN's sustainable development goal of no poverty by providing better access to primary needs.
"International Volunteer HQ's Homeless Support project empowers volunteers to help people at a homeless center in Lisbon that aims to minimize social and individual risks caused by addiction. Volunteers gain exoerience working with people with addictions an help provide them with food, accomodation, basic medical care, support and other necessities" -IVHQ.
Through this programme I can gain valuable and transferable skills whilst exploring a new culture and helping people. Doing this is also a chance for personal development.
I will be volunteering through "Volunteering International". With this organisation I will be able to obtain a certificate in International volunteering from the Global Travel Academy that will be invaluable towards future studies.
Here's the link if you would like to know more before donating.
I need your help to make it all happen. I have been working and saving but as you can imagine, flights to portugal in high season are not cheap. By donating to my project you will also be helping to fight against poverty and making a difference in the lives of the people I meet whilst in Lisbon.
Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help me on my journey.
Thank you for taking the time to read my fundraising page, I hope you will be able to donate.
Below is a breakdown of my trip expenses and I would like to say thank you in advance for any help you can offer me in reaching my target.
- Return flight to Portugal : 284 €
- Volunteer insurances : 62€
- Registration fee : 282€ (Pre-departure support, preparation tools and training)
- Program fee : 500€ (covers accomodation, meals, in country support, airport pick-up and a certificate).
- Emily Sunman
On my way.Update posted by Emily Sunman at 04:30 pm
hello everyone,Well I am on my way. Waiting at the airport , very nervous but very excited too.. hopefully I can keep you all updated whilst I am away, if I have time.Love Emily x
Packing....2 more sleeps!Update posted by Emily Sunman at 01:26 pm
Hi, really sorry I haven't been on to say thank you. Life is hectic and préparation for the trip has taken over a bit. I would like to take the chance to say a huge thank you to everyone who has dug deep and supported me through donating to my. . . . .
Thanks for sharingUpdate posted by Emily Sunman at 01:37 pm
Well with everyones help I am over a third if my way there! For those of you that didn't see I have been adding my outside donations to the GoGetfunded page too, so I have raised 155€ in addition to the 310€ you have all donated. Thank you for believing
Carbon footprints..Update posted by Emily Sunman at 02:03 pm
The volunteering project is designed to support environmental sustainability as well as people. Unfortunately, the flights I have to take to get to the project have the potentiel to to generate a bigger carbon footprints than I would produce in a whole year, if I stayed at home. I don't. . . . .
Lost for wordsUpdate posted by Emily Sunman at 08:48 pm
Wow, I'm lost for words...thank you x
A fifth of the way..Update posted by Emily Sunman at 08:55 pm
Fantastic news I am a fifth of the way to reaching my target! Thank you so much for every donation and keep sharing with your friends and family, you never know, they may choose to donate a euro here and there. Have a good week everyone. ððð»
Flights bookedUpdate posted by Emily Sunman at 05:31 am
Great news I have flights booked and insurance cover with the money that you have donated so far. Now the big one, which I will need to pay very soon, the program fee.,...got my fingers and toes crossed that somebody out there will help me with the rest of my
You're amazing 🤩Update posted by Emily Sunman at 05:05 am
Wow! A hugh thank you, I can't believe that I have already reached 10% of my target. This is fantastic, thank you everyone. ❤️
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