• How delicous is trying food from around the world!

    Hi, I am Anna, I’m 24 years old and I’m from Barcelona. Thanks to Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, I am working as a volunteer at CAT foundation in Leszno, Poland. Although I left with great enthusiasm in the suitcase, I also left room for fears and doubts, but it has been a month since I arrived. […]

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  • 10 reasons to do a European Volunteering

    Are you thinking of doing a European volunteer service? If so, congratulations, you have made one of the best decisions of your life! Are you thinking of doing it, but you are not entirely sure or safe? Do not worry, from the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària we have prepared for you, ten reasons to encourage you […]

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  • Experience in Xylokastro

    Hi, how are you? My name is Pilar, and since the beginning of January 2020 I am volunteering in a village in Greece called Xylokastro. The day of the trip I felt a little nervous because I had not travelled much outside of Spain and I did not know very well what I would find […]

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  • Good harmony in Ankara

    Merhaba! I am Roque, I am 27 years old from Spain. I arrived in Turkey, Ankara, one week before Corona started to change the life of the country, the 7th of march. The first week was perfect, I met a lot of people from different countries and a lot of people from Turkey. I did […]

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  • The perpetual Sunday

    How many times have we dreamed of freezing a moment? How many times do we wish we had time to rest and heal our nerves from all the daily traffic jams on the road? I don’t exercise because I don’t have time, I don’t cook because I don’t have time, I live in my family’s […]

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  • One week as volunteer

    My EVS in S&G was probably the shortest one ever, just one week, when it was expected to be almost two months. When I made the decision of coming back to my country (Spain), it was not easy, because my days in Turkey were being just wonderful. I discovered a completely new culture; by tasting […]

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  • Why I decided to get engaged in international mobility experiences?

    Well, after finishing my bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration, I thought that I needed to do something different; I needed to improve my English level and learn other languages. I wanted to travel and live new experiences, so I decided to participate for 3 months in an Erasmus internship in Slovakia, working in […]

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  • My volunteering experience in Bulgaria

    I remember how nervous and scared I was the days before coming to Bulgaria, but deep down I knew it was something that I wanted, and I needed to do. Bulgaria is not a famous destination in Spain so it sounded mysterious and attractive at the same time -don’t forget to visit it if you […]

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  • A long-term volunteering in Slovakia

    Claudia is doing her long-term volunteer work in Slovakia, at a youth centre. Here she tells us a little about her day to day life!  The project has different activities that are classified by clubs and that take place inside and outside the centre. Now, I mainly teach Spanish, but I also participate in the […]

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  • Croatia – one of the best experiences of my life

    Croatia has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have always liked volunteering, I had participated in various work camps, both national and international; but before I left for Croatia, I wasn’t sure I could be part of an experience like that one. The job was surprisingly fun, we worked at a […]

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  • My volunteering experience in “Outward Bound Sumartin”

    When my friend Fernando asked me if I wanted to go with him on an Erasmus+ program, the first thing that came to my mind was: “Is my English good enough for doing that?” Because I hadn’t studied it since I finished high school and I was pretty sure that I would struggle a lot […]

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  • A great experience that I recommend to all young people

    Good! My name is Robert, and for a year I have been living in Lębork, a town in northern Poland. There, I was working as a volunteer in one of the European Union projects. My level of English when I started was not the best, but spending 24 hours a day speaking in English I […]

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  • Plans that become alive

    I knew almost nothing about Croatians a week before flying there for the first time. Actually, I wasn’t even aware I was about to make this trip couple of days before. I must admit, though, that volunteering had been a thing in my mind the last years: Sweden, Norway, no, no no, too cold!; Italy, […]

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  • Dear future volunteers!

    Hi, future volunteer! My name is Carolina, I am 29 years old and I am from Barcelona. From April until November 2019, I have participated in an EVS project in Lithuania. During these six months, I have volunteered in Kauni Marios’ Regional Park, in the city of Kaunas. I had previously studied Environmental Science, and […]

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  • EVS, you must do it!

    Paula tells us about her SVE experience in Sicily: Hi, I’m Paula and I’m doing my EVS in Sicily -Italy-, with the GIACHE VERDI association, about the environment. I live with a volunteer from another country, and I know other volunteers, also from different countries. We learned the language quickly – had we not, we […]

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