Jack Martin - Platform2 Returnee and Gap Year Volunteer

Jack Martin - P2 returnee from KenyaA two week trip to Kenya, and two weeks working at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

These are just two of the highlights of my Gap year experience with Christian Aid and Platform2. My name is Jack...

Jayde - Platform2 returneeJayde spoke to her MP

Jayde Maguire from Manchester met her local MP Paul Goggins when he attended a Platform2 event in Wythenshawe where Jayde was telling her story.  Jayde asked Mr Goggins to ensure that he kept her experience in mind when voting in the House of Commons and in his duties as MP...

P2 campaigner at the WaveJosh @ The Wave
I went to Ghana with Platform2 in December last year. I lived in a community of farmers who grew maize, palm trees (for palm oil & wine), coconuts, pineapples and plantains. The community didn’t talk about climate...

December 5th was International Volunteers Day. In the last 3 years Platform2 has worked with around 3000 amazing volunteers so we had a lot to celebrate.


Volunteers have been sending us articles about how volunteering has impacted on them - this is one of our favourites by Uzair Choughtai!
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December 5th was International Volunteers Day. In the last 3 years Platform2 has worked with around 3000 amazing volunteers so we had a lot to celebrate.

Volunteers have been sending us articles about how volunteering has impacted on them - this is one of our favourites by Thomas Carter.

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Now that I’ve been back for almost two...

December 5th was International Volunteers Day. In the last 3 years Platform2 has worked with around 3000 amazing volunteers so we had a lot to celebrate.  

Volunteers have been sending us articles about how volunteering has impacted on them - this is one of our favourites by Sian Gregory.

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A few weeks ago we heard from Paul Fegan, a platform2 volunteer who went to Kenya, and came home inspired to make a change. Now on the Global Xchange programme he's volunteering in North Wales with his Namibian exchange partner Martha, before they both head out to Namibia in the new yeat. You can read his blog here: http://www.myplatform2.com/node/279
 
Now we'll hear...

Paul Fegan reflects on his Platform2 experience and the path it's taken him on today.
 
Since returning from platform two, 10 weeks in Kenya in 2009, I found myself at a loss. Before my experience in Kenya I had never really carried out any form of volunteering as I selfishly thought that there was always someone else out there to do that. Which unfortunately I feel is the problem with many youths of today’s society. I was so...


When I volunteered to work in Ghana for 10 weeks at the start of 2010 I had no idea of the lasting effect the events of 2 or 3 days would have on me. The whole ten weeks spent in a small community called Kasapin was incredible; The freedom the children had to go and play with whoever they wished; The sense of achievment in building a new school block in a community with huge problems of overcrowding in it's schools;...

Teachings in the Desert is a personal account from a group of 46 volunteers who spent ten weeks living and working in rural Rajasthan India as part of Platform2.
The exhibition showcases 30 images, accompanied by text and live music, portraying personal accounts of life in a developing country, seeking to raise awareness of the harsh conditions the local people endure; their strength of character; and the poverty in which they live. It...