volunteer with us
Many times we're left staring at the monitor, staring at a book, staring out of the window, or staring at others, whilst wondering how we can make the world a better place.
Firstly, one has to understand the needs of those in our immediate surrounding, which is harder than what we are led to believe. Growing up in a sheltered environment, one will never acknowledge the harsh realities of his own society. On the other hand, growing up on the other end of the spectrum, a hard unfair life is just what one grows up to expect.
To notice these anomalies, one has to expose himself to a certain way of life.
The volunteers who founded the Third World Group achieved this by first working abroad and working with the Missionaries of Charity. In Malta they located an area where their intervention was needed most and worked there. Through the years they changed both areas and the type of work, always striving to dedicate their energies to any subgroup that silently was pleading for someone to help it.
This day, always keeping in mind the tracks on which it started rolling, the group is still working with emarginated societies. The bulk of our work through the year is done with children. Most of these children are growing up on 'the other end of the spectrum'. Their life is nothing like what it should be, where our harshest problems are their daily lives.
However, we do not consider ourselves social workers or counselors. Our work is done from young volunteers, most of whom have no experience at all working in such an environment, but are all enthusiastic about life and willing to pitch in where they can. We gather children between the ages of 5 to 10 and engage them in activities such as crafts, drama, reading, games or cooking. This is the main project of the group, it-Tokk, which runs between October and June and is carried out every Wednesday between 17:30 and 19:30.
Through these activities, our main aim is to provide a safe, fun and educational environment where the children can experience an hour away from their hectic life.
This work, while at some times difficult, can be addictive as much as it is rewarding. Always striving to deliver more, but limited in our number, we our inviting you to share this gratifying experience with us. Thus, if you deem yourself a committed person, interested in our work and ready to work in a community, consider joining our group!
We require nothing more than your full attention during the hours in session, a smile, an open mind and heart.
Our organisation has a number of projects, some of which are funded by the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties. Sometimes we even take part in other projects, which are managed by other organisations.