Volunteer Swap 2023

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Volunteer Swap 2023

Two English volunteers ar the EuroPride Parade in Valletta

On the third September weekend, our Maltese member provided medical coverage at the EuroPride Parade and Concert in Valetta. The festivities included a concert featuring Christina Aguilera and the EuroPride March.
St John Malta was joined by two English volunteers who supported the festivities.

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International Summer Camp in Estonia 2023

The annual St John Summer Camp in Estonia aims to offer a joyful time to people with disabilities away from their everyday routine. It is also a valuable experience of social commitment and dedication for the volunteers.

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An English volunteer at the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin

From 16th to 25th June 2023, the Special Olympics World Games took place in Berlin where thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities competed together in 26 summer sports. Johanniter’s regional association of Berlin provided medical services at the Games and was joined by Euan from St John Ambulance who travelled from Nottingham to the event.

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First Volunteer Swap for young people between England and Germany

A Volunteer Swap for young people took place in June for the first time between volunteers from England and Germany. The JOIN Volunteering and Youth Working Group has initiated this idea and after long planning, JOIN gave 15 young people and their supervisors the opportunity to experience each other’s areas of activity.

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A German volunteer at the Cambridge Summer Balls

From 16th to 24th June, many colleges at the University of Cambridge threw extravagant parties to celebrate the end of the exam period. These festivities are called May Balls, despite occurring in June, St John Ambulance provided first aid for around 20 different balls and parties over the course of the week and was supported by Larissa, a volunteer from Johanniter Germany.

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Report from an English volunteer at Sweden Rock Festival

In June the Sweden Rock Festival took place outside the city of Sölvesborg. Johanniterhjälpen was joined by three English and two German volunteers who together provided first aid to the spectators of the music event.
Jack Nixon from St John Ambulance reports about his experience at the Volunteer Swap.

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Two German volunteers at the London Marathon

The 2023 London Marathon was the 43rd edition of the annual running event in London. It took place on 23rd April and was the third race of the World Marathon Majors 2023. Our English member was joined by two of their German colleagues. Read the report by Isabella Portenlänger and Gregor Gutbrod.

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One Austrian volunteer at a football match in England

St John Ambulance in England regularly provides first aid at significant sporting events. On 22nd April, the team of our English member was joined by Martin Stepan from Austria for the football match Wigan Athletic vs Millwall at the DW stadium in Manchester.

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