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I decided to do a year of National Volunteers‘ Service because after ending my school career I wasn’t entirely sure which step to take next. Thus, I wanted to get some orientation in terms of study and job perspectives.

Doing voluntary work helped me a lot: I didn’t only gain a lot of social and working skills but also experienced which strengths and weaknesses I have, learned how to deal with a full-time job and to handle stressful situations. But what’s most important, this intense year made me realize what I would like to study and do as a professional. I can recommend volunteering to anybody who has just finished school and still feels uncertain about his or her way. It will change one’s view of the world.

Andreas Schrank, Germany

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