Outside with MFR: A hike and a swim in Pantano de San Juan

My name is Josie, I’m 22 years old and moved to Madrid three months ago to teach English. I have always loved the Spanish language and culture so I am in my element in Madrid! I love experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and getting involved in volunteering projects. I came across MFR whilst researching volunteering opportunities in Madrid. It immediately struck me as a distinctively heartfelt non-profit organization that projected a real sense of …

Laughing for good reason—Madrid for Refugees’ first benefit comedy night

This past weekend was jam packed with events supporting Madrid of Refugees, including their first ever benefit comedy night! In collaboration with Freshly Comedy, Fox Jokes, and Stand Up Yours, Madrid for Refugees hosted two English comedy shows at the Beer Station, just off Plaza Santo Domingo. While guests swilled beers before the show, the comedians bellied up to the bar and said friendly hellos. Just before 9:30 pm, the first group made its way …