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Being a volunteer gives me the chance to enjoy genuine smiles

Being a volunteer gives me the chance to enjoy genuine smiles

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Carmen

I realise that we tend to take a lot of things for granted

I realise that we tend to take a lot of things for granted

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Pilar

Volunteering it's about giving oneself to others in the circumstances that God has given us now

Volunteering it's about giving oneself to others in the circumstances that God has given us now

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Marc

Even in adverse conditions they've shown me that happiness is in oneself and not in what you have

Even in adverse conditions they've shown me that happiness is in oneself and not in what you have

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Enrique

It was here where I learned that working it off for hours under the sun was worth it if you improved the day-to-day existence of a single individual

It was here where I learned that working it off for hours under the sun was worth it if you improved the day-to-day existence of a single individual

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Guillermo

Every one of us is studying a degree, and to us it’s not extraordinary , but for them, it is a huge challenge.

Every one of us is studying a degree, and to us it’s not extraordinary , but for them, it is a huge challenge.

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Isabel

It has helped us realise the immense value of the knowledge we have acquired through so many hours of study in detecting an abundance of problems

It has helped us realise the immense value of the knowledge we have acquired through so many hours of study in detecting an abundance of problems

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Alex

Even though they have nothing, love conquers all.

Even though they have nothing, love conquers all.

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Berta

Through my time and support I do my part to make their summer more enriching, but at the same time, they also teach me new things that go beyond any knowledge you can learn at university.

Through my time and support I do my part to make their summer more enriching, but at the same time, they also teach me new things that go beyond any knowledge you can learn at university.

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Enric

I feel profoundly inspired by the women I cared for

I feel profoundly inspired by the women I cared for

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Maria

I learnt that, although I couldn’t speak their language, I was more connected to people I had only known for a week than I was to people I had shared thousand of hours.

I learnt that, although I couldn’t speak their language, I was more connected to people I had only known for a week than I was to people I had shared thousand of hours.

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Mar

I Ieft there with the feeling that I had gained more than I had been able to give myself.

I Ieft there with the feeling that I had gained more than I had been able to give myself.

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Anna

But instead would be more moved by the fact a student had spent some time making a little gift for them.

But instead would be more moved by the fact a student had spent some time making a little gift for them.

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Inés

With the same joy and the same smile, from ear to ear.

With the same joy and the same smile, from ear to ear.

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Carolina

It was also a good opportunity to give my time to others and thereby realise that this is what you need to do to be happy.

It was also a good opportunity to give my time to others and thereby realise that this is what you need to do to be happy.

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Laura

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Bring food to the collection points

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Bring food to

the collection points

“Never, not even in the sales, have I enjoyed buying so much.”

Elena. 3rd-year Business Administration student

Elena took part in last year’s Food Collection Campaign. Not only did she come to UIC Barcelona loaded with chickpeas: she also took home a story to tell. What about you, #what’syourstory?

Bring food to the collection points at UIC Barcelona.

What kind of food?
Chickpeas, beans or lentils in glass jars; canned peaches, pineapple or sardines; cookies, nougat, wafers or polvorones.

When?
15 November to 4 December

Where?
Barcelona Campus
Sant Cugat Campus

If you would like to hand out food to the families from the Raval district who receive assistance from Acció Social Montalegre, join the University Students for Solidarity Service or send an e-mail to usolidaris@uic.es

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