Cecilia came from Spain to join our “European Solidarity Voices” project in Norcia, Italy, in July-August 2021. She interviewed local people and documented the situation in town after the 2016 earthquake, organised activities with children, took care of the project online communication, helped in the logistics of events such as concerts and theatre shows, and brought her solidarity to the local community.
The project is funded by the European Commission through the European Solidarity Corps programme and the Italian Agency for Youth.
This is her story!
My name is Cecilia and I’m from a place called Oviedo in the northwest of Spain. I’ve heard about the European Solidarity Corps for a long time, but I never really found the moment to apply for it because I was always waiting for jobs or for exams. This year I met three guys who were volunteering here in my hometown. As time went by, the feeling of becoming a volunteer and becoming part of this European opportunity started to be more urgent. It is part of me to help the world. I guess this gives me a sense of aim in this life. What I’m pretty sure after being able to experience this incredible opportunity is that I’m extremely aware of how lucky I am to have the privilege of being a European and know that the European Union is there for me, to help with my personal and professional development.
To conclude I would like to say: if not now…when? Try to find the moment and do it. You will never regret it. Trust me on that.