• 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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  • Which things you can learn during a local volunteering?

    Darwin’s theory has taught us throughout history that evolution depends on the law of the fittest. However, there are many authors and biologists who discuss this theory: survival does not depend on the strongest, but on cooperation between equals. The theory of cooperation as a key element for evolution has been gaining adherents: the idea […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The FCV in the Gulf countries

    The FCV participates in the Second International Conference ‘Excellency in Social Work’, which was held in Manama (Bahrain), from October 5 to 7, organized by the Bahrain Voluntary Work Society. With the participation of more than 150 delegates from 16 countries, NGO leaders, managers and social workers of both public and private entities that are […]

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  • International Conference in the kingdom of Bahrain

    The FCV, invited to participate in the Second International Conference ‘Excellence in Social Work’, in the kingdom of Bahrain. The FCV is invited to participate and to present its trajectory and experience in the international conference dedicated to social services and the role of the civil society, which is organized by the Kingdom of Bahrain […]

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  • The seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’ reaches its expected goals and creates a foundation for future projects

    From September 1 to 7, in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona), the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) has carried out the international seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’, with the participation of 25 representatives of 16 not for profit and nongovernmental organizations from 12 countries, among them project coordinators, volunteer managers, mentors, educators, trainers and volunteers. […]

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