“A reminder to live a more positive life.”


UBELONG Snapshot
Name: Jacqueline Moore
Age: 32
Hometown: County Wicklow
Nationality: Ireland
Languages spoken: English
University: Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art, Design And Tec
Degree: Journalism
Past travel experience: Moderate
Volunteer Abroad: Care and Teach for Children from Poor Backgrounds in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia
Duration: 5 weeks
Start month: June 2015
Claim to fame: Jacqueline was a gymnastics teacher in a small group based in Dun Laoghaire. Great work!

Why did you decide to become a UBELONG Volunteer?
I had wanted to volunteer for a long time and I had researched multiple volunteer organisations and the reviews and info on UBELONG suited and matched my outlook the best.

What was your impact on your volunteer project?
I was able to put a practical plan in place for the class of 4 to 6 year olds, to learn practical, conversational English, a plan that volunteers following after me could follow on from.

What did you take from the experience?
A richer appreciation of my life and opportunities. A reminder to live a more positive life. To smile more. It proved I am able to deal with the difficulties volunteering can bring and has encouraged me to take up a regular volunteering job at home. It also has given me the confidence and reinforced my decision to follow a career in social work.

In a sentence or less, best advice for fitting in with the local culture?
Be open minded, non-judgmental and flexible.

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