• Training course in Greece

    On the 15th of August we boarded towards Thessaloniki, the first stop of our trip, with our suitcases full of enthusiasm and eagerness. At a first glance, Thessaloniki seems very far from any other renowned European city, but it stands out because of its ruins, churches and coffee shops you can find all around. It […]

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  • My home is your home

    When we set out on our trip to Sicily, we asked ourselves “How beautiful is the island going to be?” or, as one of us said, “How are people going to welcome us?”. Of course, more than one of us has some kind of basic knowledge about the island: some about pizza, pasta and cannoli, […]

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  • My experience in Szczecin

    The cultural project Multikulti, organized by the hosting organization Stowarzysznie POLITES, consists in giving ludic, educational and social support to children, who were divided into two groups according to their age, during summer holidays. In the project participated 10 volunteers from various European countries (Hungary, Greece, Romania, Italy and Spain). During the first days, the […]

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  • Youth Exchange “Be a Healthy Youth”

    It wasn’t my first time in Cluj, so arriving there on a cold February day, in the middle of the night, wasn’t such a big shock. I arrived a couple of days before the Exchange started, just to charge the energy and be on fire on Monday to start with the programme. Three countries, with […]

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  • EVS in Sweden

    An EVS can be the best experience of your life. I was sure of it when, two years ago, I discovered what the EVS was. I remember that when I found out what it was about, I was very excited at the idea to start and find a project and I knew I could be […]

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  • An enriching experience in Kaunas natural park

    It’s not often that you’re offered the opportunity to work in and be part of an institution such as a natural park. Mi EVS in this field takes place in Kaunas, the Lithuanian city where, for 6 months, I was able to live firsthand how the administration, direction and organization of a 9.869-hectars natural park […]

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  • Here you never stop!

    At this point of the project I have to say I was lucky. I wanted to do an EVS because I wanted new challenges, I wanted to adapt to a new environment and, by doing this, getting to know myself better. I decide to go to Czech Republic exactly because I didn’t know the country, […]

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  • A year after my EVS experience

    I’m Nayara, I’m 22 and one year ago I undertook my EVS in Poland, in a project called Multikulti. The goal of the project was to teach and learn about the culture of the people that were there, as well as teach and learn from the children we were tutoring. I’m very thankful and I […]

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  • Volunteering for Social Change

    From the 7th to the 10th of November took place the 24th IAVE World Conference, organized by IAVE, the Mexican Centre of Philanthropy – CEMEFI and Amevol. Once every two years the conference becomes the main meeting point for NGOs and volunteering associations leaders, volunteers, company managers, governments (yes, that’s right, public administrations all over […]

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  • A letter to ASHA

    I remember the first day I arrived here for a training course. I went down the stairs of the kitchen and I saw Clara through the glass, drying the dishes. I entered the kitchen and I started to speak with her. A few days later I remember entering again and seeing Indu preparing Flap Jack, […]

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  • EVS in Bulgaria

    The first day I arrived to the flat at dawn, because my flight was late and I couldn’t get that bus – which takes 2 hours to get to Stara Zagora – and I had to catch the train – which takes 5. I was the first volunteer to get to the flat, so I […]

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  • Training of Trainers “Understanding and Working with Conflict 2017”

    To all the peacebuilders and multipliers! We have extraordinary news for you! The 2017 Training of trainers-ToT Understanding and Working with Conflict is already in motion! As in previous years (since 2010) Fundació Catalunya Voluntària – FCV will provide a training to young people who want to take the initiative to spread the holistic idea of […]

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  • XXIV IAVE’s World Volunteer Conference

    Lluc Martí, the coordinator of the program “Active Volunteers” will participate in the XXIV IAVE’s World Volunteer Conference which will take place in Mexico City from the 7th to the 11th of November, hosted by the “Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía – CEMEFI” and organized by the International Association for Volunteer Effort – IAVE. FCV’s […]

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  • A Serbian’s journey through Madrid and Cercedilla

    My adventure in Spain continues. This time I had an actual journey. To Madrid, to Cercedilla to be exact. And why was I going to this small, charming village? Well, as an EVS volunteer I am obligated to go to an on-arrival training. Mine just happened to be in the area of Madrid. I started […]

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  • Youth Exchange “EcoMission” in Latvia

    Welcome future volunteers, I am writing to you in order to share my anecdotes about a youth exchange I did. In spring, I decided to do a different trip so I took part in international project named “EcoMission”, which is about environmental problems in our countries, and how our governments are contributing to solve them. […]

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