June O’Connor

Teaching Volunteer | Barcelona
United Kingdom
15 October 2012

When I decided to spend a few months in Barcelona my main concern was how was I going to find voluntary work there when I could hardly speak any Spanish. Thank goodness I came across Connect-123. They made everything so easy for me. Even though I only gave them a couple of weeks notice of coming here, they went all out to help me to find the right accomodation and to match me with suitable voluntary placements. They also recommended a really good Spanish school which gives you 25% discount if you are registered with Connect-123. My first 2 weeks here were spent at the school doing an intensive Spanish course which I really enjoyed.

On the day I arrived Lea met with me to talk through all sorts of useful information that would help me to settle in quickly. She gave me her mobile number and assured me that I could contact her with any queries or concerns, no matter what the time. She continued to suggest several options of voluntary work that I could do and I soon found myself with 3 different placements, working with children in various capacities, all of which I am loving. I have now been here for 10 weeks and it has been an amazing experience. Barcelona is a beautiful city and Lea is always sending e-mails to us to suggest things to do and places to go and to arrange regular get togethers with the other volunteers and interns.

I am very happy with the help and support that I have received from Connect-123. To have done this on my own would have been very difficult, if not impossible. I can’t thank them enough and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.

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