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I found out in the talk on my first day  at UIC that you could do volunteer work through the university

I found out in the talk on my first day at UIC that you could do volunteer work through the university

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Joan

There is no need to speak the same language to understand people filled with the  desire to be happy

There is no need to speak the same language to understand people filled with the desire to be happy

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José María

Something that involves so little effort for us, causes inexplicable happiness in people who truly do deserve it.

Something that involves so little effort for us, causes inexplicable happiness in people who truly do deserve it.

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Edu

I realised how much we can help and learn if we spend some time listening to those who have something to say

I realised how much we can help and learn if we spend some time listening to those who have something to say

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Carla

I was able to realise that it takes very little to make people happy. There is no need to have anything, you can raise a smile simply through some affection and kindness from the people around you

I was able to realise that it takes very little to make people happy. There is no need to have anything, you can raise a smile simply through some affection and kindness from the people around you

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Leyre

Why not dare to live!

Why not dare to live!

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Alvaro

Moments that no one can take away from you

Moments that no one can take away from you

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Karla

If I had to highlight one of the many values of this culture, it would be hospitality. Even strangers treated as if we were family.

If I had to highlight one of the many values of this culture, it would be hospitality. Even strangers treated as if we were family.

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Marc

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

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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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