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 "MEGAVOLUNTEERS '18" in Tarragona, Spain.

През юни 3-ма младежи от България участваха като ЕДС (Европейска Доброволческа служба) доброволци в проекта "MEGAVOLUNTEERS '18" в Тарагона, Испания. Отговорностите на доброволците бяха да подпомогнат организирането на средиземноморските игри в Тарагона. 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.

6 months/ From France to Pazardjik, Bulgaria

One day I did the choice to have an unique experience and like this have the opportunity to change my life, I found this chance in my EVS in Focus organisation. Six month ago, I arrived in Bulgaria with a lot of hope and fears, and I had only one desire, to make progress in everything: in languages, in communication and confidence in myself. The thing who scared me when I arrived was the language barrier that I thought I could not cross it, but thanks to Bulgarian courses, that all long-terms had the chance to follow, we were able to communicate with he guest, while using mainly simple words but enough to understand and understand each other.

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