Every Ending is Always a New Beginning - EVS

by Silvia Trapiella Lopez

And the day came to put an end to this wonderful year. If I have to be honest I had started writing this article a month ago ... but it was supposed to be another step towards the end ... so as always at the last minute I do it.  It is very difficult to summarize in a few words all the experiences, emotions and feelings experienced in a normal year, so a year of Evs will not be easy, but neither will it be impossible, so let's go there!I do not know where to start, but I remember the first day as if it were yesterday, those nerves of how everything would be, the apartment, the city, the flatmates, the project ... etc.

Understand To learn more… EVS

by Héloise Chfray

23th of September 2018, Pazardjik, Bulgaria,time of thinking and leaving…
After one year of EVS, i realize that when a door is closing, an other is opening. EVS is the door in your life that if you decide to open can change your life : I did it and my life will be never the same.
Volunteering is something extremely simple. You stop to don’ t just look yourself but everywhere around you. It is not necessary to know everything ,  to bring too much informations because  you will forget the meaning of EVS.

EVS « Take opportunities »

by Estelle Berthelot

One year ago I was starting this EVS project in Pazardjik and the organisation was asking us “What is your motor?” -“Take opportunities” was my answer and if I had to answer the same question today again, I would say the same, adding that Life is discoveries, joy, a mixture of feelings, beautiful coincidences but mostly - life is you and what you do with it. I will always remember what Ivo told us during the first meeting : “I open a doors for you, it's up to you to cross them or not”. And it's true. We were  a lot of volunteers starting in the same time for the same project with the same conditions but each of us have lived a totally different experience because all of us were coming for different reasons. After all working all together for the happiness of this lovely people who were giving us much more that what we were giving to them.

EVS project "SMART – Supporting youth Motivation, Actions, Sense of Responsibility and Tenacity" in Italy.

През октомври 2018 година една доброволка от България участваха като ЕДС (Европейска Доброволческа служба) доброволци в проекта "SMART – Supporting youth Motivation, Actions, Sense of Responsibility and Tenacity" в Италия. Отговорностите на доброволците бяха да подпомогнат организирането на средиземноморските игри в Болоня. Средиземноморските игри събират няколко държави в спортен конкурс, свързващ Азия, Африка и Европа, имащи за цел да насърчават интеграцията между геополитическото и културно наследство. Това е международно събитие - момент за опознаване на европейските ценности, междукултурно разбиране, толерантност, анти-расизъм, човешки права, интеграция, равенството между половете и много други. Доброволците бяха насърчени да упражняват това чрез доброволчеството, но също така и да бъдат посланици на тези ценности, тъй като те представляват Европа и Африка на това събитие.

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