From 4th to 10th of may I was given the chance by SCI Austria to participate in the „Leader in Volunteerland“ – training in beautiful Lviv, Ukraine! The aim and topic of the training was to prepare us to lead future international youth and volunteer projects, like SCI workcamps.
In this intensive week full of workshops, presentations and get togethers I learnt probably more about interculturality, group dynamics and leadership than I would have in any normal classroom. The wide range of different nationalities created a unique opportunity to exchange our previous experiences, ambitions and future plans in Volunteerland, as well as getting to know each other. Our two trainers Julia and Mauro, took great care of all of us and created an exciting, varied and demanding program. I did not only take home new knowledge about workcamp coordination and group dynamics, but also new friendships, nice memories and – of course- Vodka!!