Volunteering at the Scottish Fair Trade Forum
Hi, my name is Freya and I am another piece of the cross-continental volunteer section at the Scottish Fair Trade Forum. The past few months we had people in our office from every continent. And although technically speaking the U.K. is a part of Europe, the people here do refer to it as the Continent.
I am 21 years old and up until February this year, I have lived in Mechelen (Belgium).
My parents blessed me with a brother and two sisters (though my father might not think three daughters was a real blessing, us being pretty talkative and active).
The past three years I have passed studying Communication Management Public Relations and Information. I know, it’s a mouthful but in fact, it is all just about communicating, so no funny business.
In Belgium, doing an internship is compulsory in just about every college education.
So, this being my final year, I am doing my internship.
The past three months I have been working for the Scottish Fair Trade Forum as an intern.
Not only is it a wonderful experience to work abroad, I got really lucky by ending up with the Scottish Fair Trade Forum.
I am the communications volunteer, so basically, I write press releases and everything that has to do with press and such.
Another important task is organising World Fair Trade Day 2010.
8th May is World Fair Trade Day; countries from all over the world celebrate the evolution of Fair Trade. It is a day filled with festivities highlighting the accomplishments made. On the day, there will be performing artists, Fair Trade and local products and much more.
Off course everyone is welcome to join us at Edinburgh Zoo, the 8th May. There will be performers, tastings and informational stalls.
My time here is coming to an end, World Fair Trade Day will be my final event, but I had an amazing time and I have learned so much. This was a wonderful experience.