In Episode 9 of Volunteer Stories I talk to Arun from India. Arun lost his father early in his life. Even though he enrolled himself in a hostel facility which supports disadvantaged children, the burden was on him to support his mother and three siblings.

Luckily Arun found the Dream a Dream foundation and things began to improve. Arun started volunteering as a sports coach. He taught children hockey, football and life skills.

Currently Arun is volunteering with disabled people in Vienna through the European Voluntary Service.


Episode 9 features music by The National, Barnaby Hughes, Blood Donor, and Jim Kroft.

More Episodes

Episode 1: Georgina and the environment
Episode 2: Oliver and European Voluntary Service in Wales
Episode 3: Connie and Scouting in Vienna
Episode 4: Kiryl, Winnie and Damir and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 5: Funto and International Citizen Service in Nigeria
Episode 6: Volunteering with animals in the UK and New Zealand
Episode 7: Refugees in St. Pölten, Austria
Episode 8: St. Pölten Skate Association in Austria
Episode 9: Arun and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 10: Volunteering for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
Episode 11: Calum, sports, jam making and International Citizen Service in Zimbabwe
Episode 12: Volunteering at a Library and university Social Work placements

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