Some volunteers are resolutely dedicated, year after year, by our side, to strengthen our actions. Their support is so invaluable, all the while enabling them to acquire new competencies and to meet new people.
Let us introduce you to three of our fervent volunteers
Robert lives in the United States and has supported us by translating documents since 2012. He is always ready to translate into English, articles, the blog, and various communications. Robert demonstrates his enthusiasm to work on documents in the social realm. He shared with us: “It brings me personal satisfaction to help those who benefit from the translations. Working for Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium also makes it possible to acquire translation experience, given sufficient time to produce quality work”.
Sofie is a veterinarian and has worked one day per week for Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium since September 2017. “I had the chance this year to write a Policy Brief about women’s empowerment, a subject to which I am personally committed, with a real conviction to have something unique to defend”, she related to us. Sofie also offers her support for us during specific events. She confided to us that this experience allows her to reconnect with the professional veterinary field after having devoted several years to her family.
Marie-Thérèse was an executive secretary who retired early, and has served us in this capacity since June 2017, at the rate of one day per week. She works mainly on thank you letters sent to our donors. “This volunteer effort gives me a great deal of understanding, but what I like most about it is the human contact, and this is what I sought when I applied”, she revealed to us. According to Marie-Thérèse, her work for Vétérinaires Sans Frontières is as gratifying for her as for the organization.
Like Robert, Marie-Thérèse and Sofie, many other volunteers are helping us out from time to time. Without them, our work would not be possible and we want to thank them from the bottom of our heart.
You too can become a volunteer by giving a little of your time to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium and taking an active part in the improvement of the living conditions of the livestock keepers of the South.
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