Royal Honour in the Netherlands
On Tuesday, 16 May, Brigitte Vonck-Makkinje – the founder and city leader of Serve the City Amsterdam – was awarded an honour by the King of the Netherlands for her leadership and [...]
Serve the City is a global movement of volunteers showing kindness in personal ways to people in need. We partner with homeless shelters, refugee centers, orphanages, and other associations, offering help and support.
It was challenging but it was amazing to serve people and learn from them. It is an experience that shapes you and one that you will never forget. You carry these people in your hearts.
Serve The City facilitated that basic human need of mine: to help others. Scratching that itch feels good.
Anyone who thinks one person cannot make a difference will see that one person makes all the difference when you are with Serve the City. It is changing the world one person at a time! Don't miss the opportunity to experience it.
To have the opportunity to serve the city I live in and its people is simply wonderful!
My view of the people in Amsterdam changes as I do volunteer work and connect with other people.
It's amazing how healing human touch can be, sitting eye to eye, communicating in halting French and broken English.
The more I engaged on an individual level, the more I grew to love hearing their stories and jokes, and the more I realized that people are no less human and in need of interaction simply because of their age.
Our organisation is starting a campaign on poverty, therefore we thought it important that our team-building activity is related to this issue and gives us very practical insight into the needs of the local community. Serve the City could not have chosen a more suitable project for us, thank you!
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