Volunteer Profile: Zsuzsanna Kalányos

Zsuzsanna is doing her voluntary service at Livron sur Drome, France

Zsuzsanna is doing her voluntary service at Livron sur Drome, France

My name is Zsuzsanna Kalányos. I’m 22 years old and I’m studying to be social worker at the University of Pécs in Hungary. My host organisation is VISA-L’année diaconale, this organisation coordinates hosting projects across France (including associations, institutions, and organizations hosting volunteers) as well as the follow-up and the training of the volunteers throughout their service.

I am volunteering in France in a social home for elderly people, for a period of 9 months. I spend my internship in Livron sur Drome. Here I take care of seniors and I organise a lot of programmes for them, like group singing, cooking, baking, and playing words games.

Every week we organise handicraft events, where the seniors do a variety of projects including making Christmas decorations, candles and jewelery. I speak a lot with these people and I also learn a lot from them. Since I began my voluntary service, I’ve met a lot of new people, several new cultures, and I’ve expanded my knowledge and experiences of social work. Also, the experience of discovering a new country and environment has been very important to me. Doing this voluntary service is a really excellent opportunity for me, and I highly suggest it for anyone who is considering it.


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Zsuzsanna's volunteer placement is at a senior's residence.

Zsuzsanna’s volunteer placement is at a senior’s residence.

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playing a tune!

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