Helping others is a fantastic way to support to the community and give back. What is great is that it can be carried out in a number of different ways. Here at SPEAK Dublin giving back is done through participating as a buddy. Being a buddy with SPEAK Dublin is much more than just helping others. It gives you an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and experience different cultures. 

Have you ever thought about giving back but found it difficult to decide where to dedicate your time? Or maybe you are not sure what type of volunteering you wanted to participate in? Here are some great reasons why becoming a buddy with SPEAK Dublin is the right opportunity for you:

Helping Others 

Giving back gives you the opportunity to help others, by doing something big or something small, it can make a huge difference in the lives of people. At SPEAK everybody learns from each other. Buddies help others learn a new language by sharing their vernacular with participants in a fun and informal way. A buddy does more than just chat about their language, they connect participants to their culture and bring together a community. Being a buddy provides a sense of purpose, you feel like you have accomplished something when you know you’ve helped someone. The more you help other people, the happier you feel ☺

Meeting New People & Making New Friends 

Whether you’re new to a city or have been a local all of your life, helping out with SPEAK is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Through being a buddy you meet people with common interests through fun and fulfilling activities. SPEAK Dublin helps connects migrants, locals and refugees within the community. Dedicating your time as a buddy with SPEAK you connect with a variety of people from all over the world living in Dublin, how great does that sound? 

Learning About Different Cultures 

At SPEAK Dublin participants and buddies are from all over the world. Being a buddy gives you the opportunity to learn and experience different cultures. There is no better way to learn about a culture than from a local in that particular culture! Buddies can also swap their role and act as a participant in different language groups. 

Developing your Skills

Giving back helps to teach an individual many valuable skills. Being a buddy with SPEAK helps you increase and develop your skill set. SPEAK provides training, where you may learn new skills or build upon the skills you already have. For example, as a buddy, you communicate with a variety of people and in turn, you improve your social and communication skills. 

Becoming a buddy with SPEAK Dublin is easy, just follow the steps on the SPEAK Dublin website. Have fun and share your world!

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Don't stop here! If you would like to get to know more about our Dublin team check out "SPEAK Dublin: Meet the three founders"! To see the original article click here.

Author: Sháunagh

Sháunagh is from Ireland and doing her masters in digital marketing at UCD Smurfit! She loves meeting and chatting with new people and thoroughly enjoyed her time collaborating with SPEAK Dublin!

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