Volunteer: Reflections on the First Week – Heather (Canada) & June (Venezuela)

IMG_8087On our first week, we had two sessions at the same time; Grape Attributes with three lovely ladies from the USA and Pick & Mix with an energetic group from Ontario, Canada. It was fun getting to know the participants and do different activities with them. We went on a few day trips including Visiting Tepoztlan and hiking at Tepozteco, a cave tour at Cacahuamilpa, learning about silver in Taxco and visiting the pyramids at Teotihuacan. We also got to lead activities at the Cabaña. Our favourites were campfire and International night, where we each shared something from our country. We ended the night with a Piñata from Mexico!

Another important part of the program here is community service. We did a service project at St. Vincent De Paul Morelos with each of the groups. First we helped inventory the clothing that they have for sale in their bazaar. Next we made food bags and helped fold clothes as well. Overall it was a great first week and we learned a lot working with the participants and each other.

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En nuestra primera semana, tuvimos dos sesiones al mismo tiempo, “Los Atributos de la Uva” con tres amorosas señoras de EE.UU y el Pick & Mix con un enérgico grupo de Ontario, Canadá. Tuvimos la oportunidad de realizar varias actividades con las participantes. Escalamos el Tepozteco, fuimos a un tour en las Cuevas de Cacahuamilpa , aprendimos acerca de la plata en Taxco y visitamos las piramedes de Teotihuacan. Tambien lideramos algunas de las actividades de la Cabaña. Nuestras favoritas fueron la Fogata y la Noche Internacional, donde cada una compartió algo de nuestros países. Y terminamos la noche con una Piñata de Mexico.

Otra parte importante del programa de aquí es el servicio comunitario. Éste lo hicimos en el Centro San Vicente de Paul, Morelos, con cada grupo. Primero nostras ayudamos a hacer el inventario de la ropa que ellos tienen para el bazar. Lo otro que hicimos fueron las bolsas de comida y doblamos la ropa para luego guardarlas en bolsas. En general, fue una excelente primera semana y hemos aprendido mucho trabajando con los participantes y entre sí.

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