These are the international rock-stars who volunteer their free time, give their hearts and energy to VOFAIR's mission!

  • Eleanor is a British student currently completing an Erasmus semester in Berlin for her Master’s in International Relations. Prior to this, she worked and studied in Spain for two years. Witnessing many friends and acquaintances who through the goodness of their hearts have accidentally fallen victim to voluntourism, she hopes to raise awareness about the dangerous impact on local communities voluntourism has, whilst promoting more sustainable ways.
  • Marketing
    Luisa, born in Spain, raised in Brazil and now based in Berlin. An International Business student, who loves Marketing and Social Media. Had an amazing experience with volunteer work in Rio de Janeiro and believes everyone should do it, at least once. Interested in traveling, tasting different foods, learning new things and meeting new people, she is willing to help to change the world with focus and creativity.
  • Managing Director
    Laura, from Germany and is based in Mexico City right now. She holds a degree in Information technology, designs websites and works in sustainable projects. She spent more than two years travelling and living in South and Latin America and knows about the culture and language. Working with VOFAIR offers her the possibility to combine her passion for these countries, a fair and transparent volunteering with her IT knowledge and the possibility to earn more experience in managing remote teams.
  • Managing Director
    Beatriz comes from Spain, a passionate volunteer and traveler. She lived in Germany, Costa Rica and is currently based in London working as a travel consultant. Before her university studies in Management & Tourism, she had her first volunteer experience in Morocco and since then she participated in different non profit projects focused on children. After a long trip around Asia, she decided to learn more about International Cooperation & Humanitarian Law and keep fighting for a more fair, sustainable and humane world.
  • Marketing
    Ioana Dragos, from Romania, in based in Berlin since 2016. She studied international business administration at the University of Vienna and has since then lived and worked in London and Berlin. During her university years, she has enthusiastically volunteered for the non-for-profit organisation AIESEC, which also promotes international internships. After an unpleasant volunteering experience in India, she decided to dedicate time towards making other people’s internship experiences better. more transparent and more rewarding. She is passionate about volunteering, start-ups, travelling and being environmentally friendly.
  • English into Spanish Translator
    Gonzalo Mena, from Spain, is an English and French into Spanish translator specialized in Audiovisual Translation and Localization. He is helping VOFAIR with the translation and localization of the webpage into Spanish trying to reach a wider audience in their goal of making the volunteering industry become an even more fair and responsible sector.
  • Founder & Managing Director
    Paulina Rakowska, from Poland, and based in Chile since 2011. Ecological economist & commercial engineer from education, she has been an expat to many countries, including Australia, Morocco, the UK, Hungary. As a couchsurfer, she cannot imagine traveling without meeting local people & learning about their way of living. Her professional experience armed her with a critical eye, entrepreneurial spirit, and an internal need to change things for better.
  • IT Manager
    Oleg Genaliuk is VOFAIR's Web Designer and Technical Expert. Web development and design testing are his favourite hobbies and he has created many websites. He holds a Master's in Financial and Economic Security of Enterprises and helps startups and IT companies to promote and develop their products. Oleg joined the VOFAIR team in order to enhance his own skills and to promote transparent volunteering.
  • IT Administrator
    Daniel Kofler, from Austria, is responsible for the webserver, database, security and mail management. He holds a Master’s degree in microsystems engineering and mechatronics and has a wealth of experience in IT infrastructure mainly on Linux servers and networks. Thus, he supports VOFAIR in all technical manners. He is enthusiastic about travelling and outdoor activities, especially rock climbing and slacklining. Daniel first encountered VOFAIR in 2014 after a long trip to South America, where he learned how important volunteers are and how important it is to support them.
  • Verification Officer
    Kenny Nguyen is from Lowell, MA, a city north of Boston. He is one of our Volunteer Verifiers, working with different NGOs verifying different projects implemented He earned his B.A. in Global Studies with minors in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Kenny hopes to work in the field of international human rights, focusing on the current refugee crisis. He is aware of the many injustices that are taking place in the world, is passionate about making the world a better place in any way that he can. Working as a Volunteer Verifier will ensure that these projects will be both beneficial to the local community and to the volunteer.