It has been nearly two months since I started volunteering in the IVY volunteer program and I am happy to be in a place where I can help create great things in terms of space science and education. While, to some people, what I am currently doing may not sound too interesting, I am glad to have the chance to participate in sharing my experience in this program with other volunteers around the world, as well as add to the ever-expanding blog.
As I am volunteering I have assumed, rather, I gave been given the role of a Project Manager Assistant, a job which allows me to learn many new things in office and managerial work, as well as sharpen my time management skills, increase my work capacity and add to my experience as an aspiring translator/interpreter. I have been given a lot of tasks. One time I had to create and correctly input successful working hours for every employee in their respective documents, so that they actually do get paid for their work. I am, also, assisting in keeping everything office-related in order, that includes, creating understandable, easy-to-read stickers which are later put on folders to organize various important documents, proof-reading many documents to make sure that the data in them is in order and many other tasks, that help the development of the projects and help me further understand what it is like – working in an office. Another important thing to note is that I am helping to create and manage the VIRAC webpage. I check it for bugs, compare and analyze Latvian and English versions for said webpage, as well as provide translations for it, if needed. Not only doing this helps me improve my translation skills, but it is also a great deal of help for the people I work with.
In conclusion, I must say that I am happy to be a part of this volunteering project, it helps me see how things work, I get a deeper understanding of what goes on in large projects, the magnitude of work that needs to be put in for something great to develop, as well as everything I do while volunteering helps me improve as a person. And the best part is that by helping myself I also et to help others in their endeavors.It has been nearly two months since I started volunteering in the IVY volunteer program and I am happy to be in a place where i can help create great things in terms of space science and education.