Initially, I was extremely stuck on how to complete the “service” aspect of CAS early on in Year 12. However, upon discussions with different students in Year 13, I found out about the Budapest Bike Mafia organisation.
The Budapest Bike Mafia is an organisation that works with volunteers to prepare food for the homeless. This food is then delivered around different points in the city to people in need. I participated in this on multiple occasions with some of my friends. It was very easy to go straight from school to the place, and we were there for a few hours. It was very exciting to meet different volunteers and work with them on a cause like this; helping the homeless. It was rewarding to help make a change in the community along with other people.
The action of making the food wasn’t difficult at all, we were split into small stations that each had their task, so it was like a chain of work. Everyone was very nice. As my friends and I didn’t understand Hungarian it was more difficult for them to communicate with us but they tried their hardest and made sure that we knew what was happening at all times, which made us feel very included.
Year 12 student