I can’t tell you the number of times I heard the Recruiters say ‘Volunteering is about planets aligning’, while working for Australian Volunteers International. What they were alluding to was that you need to be financially, emotionally and professionally ready to commit to the 12 months required for most AVP assignment.
I’m not sure the planets aligned for me so much as I moved heaven and earth to make it happen. The role of Digitisation Project Officer at the Nelson Mandela Foundation originally opened up in 2012 while I was still working my way through a Bachelor’s Degree with a far-end goal of Digital Archiving. It helped shape my interest in the specialisation of digitisation and is why I chose to have my practicum placement at the
We landed in Johannesburg on the 9th of April….