My name is Alexis Einhorn, I am Uruguayan and I am 28 years old. I participated in a volunteer program at YMCA Fairthorne Manor located on the outskirts of Southampton, England. The program lasts approximately 8 months and consists of teaching outdoor activities aimed primarily at children between 6 and 15 years old.
The focus of the organization is to provide a unique experience trying to encourage both personal development and teamwork. This materializes through outdoor activities in a controlled and inclusive access environment that presents a wide range of options such as water sports, climbing wall, zip line, bow and arrow, obstacle courses and much more.
I am part of a staff that includes more than 50 instructors from different parts of England and the rest of the world. The fact of sharing most of my time with people from all sides facilitates a very pleasant and optimal work environment for a rich cultural exchange.
Although I am just getting to the middle of my stay here, I must admit that I am super happy, taking advantage of a unique experience that undoubtedly comforts me daily and makes me redouble my commitment and conviction towards volunteering.