PBI-Colombia welcomes seven new field volunteers who will accompany organizations, defenders and communities
Photo: Nátaly (Mexico), Vieni (Mexico), Emily (Ireland), Jorge (Mexico), Mara (Spain), Marlinde (The Netherlands) and Arnaud (France).
On February 9, PBI-Colombia posted:
We warmly welcome seven new field brigade members who will accompany human rights defenders and organizations from the teams in Apartadó, Barrancabermeja and Bogotá.
“Two weeks ago we arrived in Bogotá. Seven people of different nationalities, with different backgrounds and perspectives, but with the same desire to continue building this project. It is fascinating to learn about PBI’s 30 years in Colombia and how its international character plays a role in defending human rights, being a bridge between organizational processes, defenders and the international community. After two intense weeks of training, we are very sorry to be separated, but we are full of enthusiasm to get to the field and get down to business.”
PBI-Canada joins in welcoming these new field volunteers.
Please also note that PBI-Guatemala is currently seeking field volunteers. More on this at: PBI-Guatemala seeks field volunteers, the deadline to apply is April 9.
PBI-Mexico has also just published this article by Sahara from the United States about what it’s like to be a field volunteer: Diary of a PBI Volunteer.
Stay tuned for details about our next field volunteer outreach webinar that will highlight the calls for new brigadistas from PBI-Guatemala and PBI-Honduras!