I have learned to see the world in a different way.
Alexander Konschu
I did an internship at Aġenzija Sapport as part of my course in social work. As an intern my role involved organising activities on a one-to-one basis with 4 service users.

Amongst the different activities, I organised a special cooking session with a focus on healthy eating, begining with an introductory session where we discussed together which foods are healthy for us.

I felt happy because the clients enjoyed the activity, and those that seemed shy in the beginning, were more open by the end of the session.

One thing that makes the work feel useful is that you see changes in the behaviour and the way the clients express their feelings.

The experience was not always easy, but it was worth it!
Alexander during his internship

Hannah Schäfer
The experience with Sharing Lives gave me more than I ever expected. I gained a new understanding about socializing, learnt a lot about myself and how important it is to be open to your thoughts and heart. In the end, we all have dreams and love deep inside of us. Let‘s share it. Let‘s share our lives and connect with each other. This is what we`re waiting for. Thank you Sharing Lives for this unforgetable experience. It will remain in my heart and my memories.

It was a wonderful experience! I worked as a volunteer during the group activities and I did voluntary work on a one-to-one basis.

I had one service user, who has Down Syndrome. I did not know that persons with this condition could have a problem with the direct sunlight. As a student social worker, it was really interesting to learn more about the condition, and therefore I planned the outings with her in the morning or afternoon. She was really thankful for the time we spent together, which sometimes ended up with us laughing together without even knowing why. She is a wonderful person.

Sometimes I had social group activities organized by Sharing Lives such as dance class, music lesson at a local band club, the Isle of MTV festival, pub outing and more. It was a wonderful experience!
I would definitely recommend a voluntary experience with Aġenzija Sapport