Volunteer Story: Liv’s Trip to Bosnia

Liv’s at The House of All

Like all of the volunteers I had the pleasure to meet in Bosnia, I had long wanted to contribute in any way I could to help the millions of displaced people across Europe. IndiGO Volunteers were fundamental in making this a reality and were so supportive throughout.

I spent three weeks volunteering at The House of All, a safe house for families and particularly vulnerable refugees, providing a safe place to stay for as long as was needed. The ethos of the house is all about community and it was heartwarming to see how much this was embraced and appreciated by the residents and the volunteers alike.

My role was to run various activities ranging from playroom time with the younger children to school lessons and crafts with the older children, as well as English lessons for adults and days out at the park and cinema. Having this time at the house provided a little bit of respite for families undertaking unimaginable journeys, and I think for the parents to know their children were safe and smiling made a big difference. It was such an inspiring experience and I am so grateful to have had the pleasure to meet some wonderful people I’d otherwise not have had the opportunity to. Next time I plan to go for longer.