“Volunteering helped me rediscover myself”
“My experience with the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) is unlike any other. ARDD’s generous legal aid and advice helped me and many others. This journey raised my legal awareness and increased my knowledge of Jordan’s laws.”
Two years of voluntary work has helped Kafa to find herself again. She realized the human nature of this field, sharpened her communication skills while filling surveys with refugees and gained experience in Jordan’s human rights organizations.
Since volunteering was greatest rewarding experience she ever had, Kafa would call on everyone to do voluntary work, as it enables the volunteer to get in touch with one’s self and explore one’s skills and sharpen them.
Kafa Mohammed Barho
A Syrian volunteer, Irbid
“I now know my rights and responsibilities”
“Prior to joining the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) as a volunteer, I was unaware of my rights as a refugee in the host country, I had no knowledge of how to act if a legal issue arises. Despite the short two months I spent as a volunteer, I left a new person, aware of his rights and responsibilities”.
Mahmoud gained new knowledge through awareness raising sessions with ARDD in the areas of divorce, violence, and refugee rights. He makes sure to consult with ARDD whenever a challenge arises.
His self-esteem was boosted after volunteering, as such he encourages people to get involved to improve their self-esteem and satisfaction.
Mahmoud Mohammed Aoudeh
A Syrian volunteer, Al-Azraq
“You don’t want to stop volunteering, or stop advocating for people to join”
“Voluntary work is the highest area of work. Nothing is more beautiful than being the person whose door people knock when they face a problem or the tree that sheds from the unbearable heat”
Ismael spent three years as a volunteer at the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), he helps people join workshops and training sessions and is liaison for people who seek legal services providers.
Volunteering improved Ismael’s ability to offer legal advice and help the needy. Serving the community gave him satisfaction, making him unable to ever quit it or quit motivating people to be volunteers themselves.
Ismael Ibrahim Al-Khaleel
A Syrian volunteer, Al-Karak
“No matter what our differences are, we remain all human”
“Throughout my volunteering journey with the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), I learned not to discriminate based on race, sex or skin color. We are all equal and building the earth is our joint responsibility.”
For the last three years, Khaleel has been tirelessly encouraging people to join the Social Security to protect themselves. He offers advice on the importance on the Social Security system and being part of it. He desires that all people have a decent life after retirement.
Khaleel is relentlessly encouraging people to volunteer and be part in the positive change for individuals and communities.
Khaleel Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Khaleel
A Syrian volunteer, Al-Azraq
“The good impact I leave in people’s lives, makes life worth living”
“As a volunteer, you get to leave an inerasable mark in people’s lives. It creates such satisfaction and opens many doors. Life has more value for me now.”
Ghadeer joined the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) as a volunteer and offers information about the organization and its services and links people with ARDD’s legal consultations teams.
After three years of volunteering, Ghadeer helped other solve many problems, improved her skills, navigated job opportunities via networking and gain great satisfaction as an active member in the community.
Ghadeer Abd Al-Rahman Al-Khateeb
A Syrian volunteer based in Al-Karak