Hola! I am Victoria from Switzerland. Since June 2010 I have been working as a volunteer Field Assistant for HPHA! My first field experience was with the Global Village brigade from the Habitat affiliate from Arizona last month. It was a fantastic experience; the people I worked with, both families and international volunteers were absolutely great. We accomplished many tangible and intangible goals and could help lots of families! From a personal perspective, I learned much more then I could ever expect from this experience. Beside the construction knowledge that I gained, it was the first time I was in charge of coordinating a group and being responsible for the interaction between the families and the volunteers was truly rewarding. Seeing how over the course of the week the connection between the volunteers and the families changed from a “work” relationship to a friendship was amazing. I am glad to having the opportunity to work so close with families and international volunteers and taking an active role in transforming people’s life! Looking forward to my next mission!
Check out the slideshow for photos (courtesy of unofficial photographer Ron – thanks!) from the week.