• 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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  • POLCAT: Polish adventure in Barcelona

    The decision to start the project was a piece of cake. I’m not a person who overthink every decision for many days. If you started thinking about something, it means that you want to try. So, just try. Life is so easy. I love the big cities and the opportunities they give me and in […]

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  • What will bring us an European training?

    ‘Water is a message from the universe’ Masaru Emoto Masaru Emoto was a Japanese scientist known for his controversial claims that words, sentences, sounds, and thoughts directed toward a volume of water would influence the shape of ice crystals obtained from it. According to Emoto, the aesthetic appearance of crystals would depend on whether the […]

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  • Benefits of participating in a youth exchange

    Hello everyone! I am Lorena and I have been working for 7 years at the FCV. Taking the opportunity to clean up during these days of confinement, I found a promotional brochure of the second youth exchange in which I participated, now 12 years ago!, which made me reflect on the importance of that experience […]

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  • Life is a set of rites of passage

    There is something that impressed me in the trip to the United Kingdom to complete a rites of passage project. The place itself is near Wales, between Stroud and Gloucester (pronounced as Glouster), called ‘Asha Center’. At the beginning of everything, long before I set foot in Asha, there was an opportunity to volunteer in […]

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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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  • From all the adventures you learn

    From all adventures, one learns, but even more from the precipitous; of those, we allow ourselves without knowing anything else that will awaken something inside us. From the 7th till the 15th march, Fátima, Ghizlan, Enric, Joan, and Ainhoa ​​dared to challenge their limits and, thanks to ‘Fundació Catalunya Voluntària’, they entered the program ‘Inside […]

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  • Be a Star -Target the moon and you’ll reach the starts!

    Milcoveni 19-29 September 2019 (Romania) Last September, a group of young people, through the ‘Fundació Catalunya Voluntària’, became part of the “Be a star – Target the moon and you’ll reach the Stars” project, a Youth Exchange in Romania, focused on by enhancing the capacities of the participants in the field of entrepreneurship. For one […]

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  • How a job-shadowing experience can create new infrastructure for young people?

    From February 7 to February 14, the FCV hosted a group of 6 young people, from 15 to 18 years old, who enjoyed a week full of activities within the framework of the practical learning experience (Job-shadowing) ‘Youth Leadership for Change’. The activity took place in Barcelona as part of the project for the exchange […]

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  • Contact Making Seminar

    From December 1 to December 6, 2019, FCV had the opportunity to participate in a Contact Making Seminar held in Poland, where 25 organizations from countries from Hungary, Azerbaijan, Spain, Italy, Portugal, North Macedonia, Poland, Turkey and Moldova. For a week each organization presented their respective organizations and the different actions they carry out within […]

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  • EVS in Barcelona – my first experience abroad

    Hello everyone, Before I start to tell you how my 9 months EVS Eramus+ journey was, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Alp, I’m from Turkey and I’m 23 years old. I was 22 years old when I volunteered, I had my 23rd birthday in Barcelona with all FCV members 😊   […]

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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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