Refugee Volunteerism in Europe

It’s been an emotional, exhausting, and life-changing few weeks for me! My trip to Belgium to assist with refugees has officially come to a close and I am forever changed from the experience. While there, I met so many wonderful people from all over the world and I can’t say enough about the team in Brussels who work tirelessly to help displaced people. I volunteered 8 hours each day and in 8 different locations throughout the week.

Locations included the Red Cross, Salvation Army, children’s centers, the immigration center, Ukrainian registration center, and family asylum housing. I helped make and serve over 1,000 meals, distribute hygiene packs, give blankets and clothes, spoke with refugees and asylum seekers about the dangers of trafficking and safety, answered various questions, and made connections with so many wonderful people.
I’m still processing everything from the last week and a half but it was truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

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