I had always wanted to volunteer. Every time I thought of the idea, there was something that did not allow me to step forward: studies, lack of money when I had time, lack of time when I had money… until the day I made up my mind..
My name is Virginia Lopez, I am from Huesca (Spain) and I’m doing my European Voluntary Service (EVS) in a social and educational integration project with young immigrants and refugees in London.
EVS is not very well known in France and it hasn't got a good reputation if you do it when you are studying because in France the diplomas are an obsession. But I will explain that EVS is also a form of learning.
My name is Sophie and I’m from Duderstadt, Germany . Currently, I am realizing my European Voluntary Service in Zaragoza, Spain. After I graduated from school in spring 2016 I decided to make my dream of going abroad come true by doing an EVS for one year.
With distance and time, things have different perspective. I want to express my learning Europe Voluntary Service (EVS), from my experience.
Clara Frago recién llegada de Costa Rica ha estado en un proyecto medio ambiental y a través de una pequeña entrevista nos va a contar de primera mano como funciona un Campo de Trabajo Internacional.
Hi we are Victor and Annalisa, two Erasmus+ volunteers just arrived in Spain, precisely in Leganes, 11 km south of Madrid.
When young person wants to travel to Europe, he wonders why? We present you the fundamental reason of European Mobility and a real experience.
Public administration doesn’t have to be boring and slow. Now that’s clear on Anja, a german student of public administration, who realizes her internship in the town hall of Tomiño, Galicia (Spain).
Ismaël Dini is the first European volunteer received by the Town Hall of Burgos within the framework of the Erasmus+ Program “European Voluntary Service”.
When I sent my EVS candidacy I couldn’t imagine the real feelings that I am actually living.
My name is Deborah Bartel and I am a volunteer at the en el Youth Information Centre in Purchena (Andalusia). Here you have mi experience as a volunteer and advices that can be useful if you are thinking os volunteering in Andalusia.
Here you have a Youth Exchange experience in Daugavpils from the point of view of Spanish group of participants.
Tired of staying at home waiting for an opportunity to touch on his door one day Samuel decided to change his life, leaving a small town in Galicia to undertake a new adventure, using the European Voluntary Service.
In a song of the famous soviet singer Bulat Okudzhava there are next words: "You cannot live two lives. Two happiness are impossible." For me, European Voluntary Service project in the science center Principia in Malaga became the second life, very different from my previous life.
After 9 months publishing experiences of other people on europaerestu.eu portal, now it is my turn to write my EVS experience in Costa del Sol.
Europe gives us a lot of opportunities. And for me it gave me amazing an opportunity, which is called the European Volunteer Service (EVS).
Gracia Guarido, volunteer from Europa Joven Madrid in UK wanted to share her experience to encourage Young people to go abroad as a learning experience….
The European Volunteering Service (EVS) is no longer the great unknown and youngsters are deciding to go abroad as volunteers. Thanks to this activity they can live diverse experiences and acquire a unique non-formal education.
More than 300 youngsters have taken part in youngsters programmes in work camps during the summer of 2015
Read the experience of Mahmoud, European volunteer in Málaga during the Gamepolis Games Fair
Tymofii, an European volunteer from Science Center Principia. helps to develop a festival in Málaga
Annaëlle Chevalier is a volunteer of the European Voluntary Service and for this article she interviewed one health professional who, as many other professionals, works for the health of the young people in Madrid, Spain.
Ofrecer una guía para todas las personas que se dedican y trabajan en el campo de la educación no formal y los intercambios juveniles, es la clave del nuevo set de competencias elaborado por la Agencia SALTO.
Read the story of Sarah, a young from France, who has made volunteering in Barcelona as a teacher of English and French.
From Estonia, Arto Haponen is doing his EVS in San Sebastián. This is his story.
We present to you the experience of a group of young people who have participated in the ERASMUS EXCHANGE + program in England. And you... When?
Here's the experience of a group of young people that participated in an EXCHANGE in Italy thanks to the ERASMUS+ programme. What are you waiting for?
What follows is the experience of a group of youths that has participated in a SVE from the ERASMUS+ Program in Poland.
The beginning wasn’t very promising because Madrid is not a very appealing destiny for two girls from Málaga...
Here's the experience of a group of young girls that participated in a training course in Bulgaria thanks to the Erasmus+ programme.
Os acercamos la experiencia de Raquel que, junto a Pedro, realizó un voluntariado durante dos meses, en Turquía. Y tú… ¿Cuándo?
Some time ago, I decided to participate in a solidarity work camp with Setem Catalunya. I have chosen this Organization, Setem, because I like their ideology and the concept of discovering a “southern” country the organization has.
Twelve youth correspondents of Purchena Youth Information Office (Almería, Spain), 13 to 16 years old, participated together with other twelve Calabrian youngsters in the project U Part of Eu, a youth exchange that took place in Pizzo (Calabria) from the 1st to the 8th of February 2015 in the framework of the Erasmus+ program. For most of us it was our first international exchange and, even, our first travel by plane. Then they tell us their experience in this diary.
Tapas, beer, Spanish coast, memories and happiness. This is the summary about the voluntary serice Loredana made in Málaga. She tell us this unfogetable experience in the following letter.
With 30 years old, Juan is living one of the best experience of his life: to be european volunteer. This is his story.
In this article Ricarda Koopmann tells us how good and beneficial is to play another role and, for a while, to be a different person. Ricarda is a volunteer of the European Voluntary Service of Erasmus+ programme of the European Commision.
Italy hosted a meeting to create a bigEuropean tool about EVS in which Spain took part in
A girl from Slovenia tell us her experience
The desire for self-improving, knowing other cultures and making new friends opened a way from the north of Africa to Bakuriani Mountains.
¡Qué guay my EVS! es una iniciativa audiovisual que se ha materializado en un cortometraje traducido al español y al inglés.
It has been almost one month since Quique finished his Euopean Voluntary Service and he feel in need to write some words about these 10 months living in Newcastle. Let’s read his story!
An approach to the experience of David in his European Voluntary Service in Turkey that lasted two months. And you, when?
Going to Russia for an exchange can be a challenge, but with the necessary energy and enthusiasm, this challenge becomes very simple. Discover the experience that changed the lives of these young people in St. Petersburg.
Mi madre siempre decía que las oportunidades están ahí fuera y que hay cientos de ellas, pero es necesario buscarlas. Estoy de acuerdo con ella en el 90% de los casos. ¿Queréis saber cuál es el 10% restante? Mi año como voluntaria del SVE.
Alberto Bustos from Spain shares his EVS experience in an interview.
Silvia is a 25 year old Spanish girl who has been living in Ireland for the last five weeks because she got a grant to do an internship abroad. She wants to talk to you about her experience and her every day.
Volunteering is not just paperwork; is also the story that you bring with you and others want to hear. Tell it!
Do you know that there are also SVE for people with fewer opportunities? From La Rioja we work for everybody can live this special experience
Dasha Lavrinenko and Marie Sophie Geske are two youngsters from Ukraine and Germany respectively, whom have decided to make their cultural EVS in the Youth Office of L´Alt Urgell, Lleida
Are you curious about the Spanish mentality and lifestyle?
El 20 y el 21 de junio tuvo lugar en Málaga la segunda edición del SMS Festival en el Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, en el que algunos SVE participaron como voluntarios.
We are an Andalusian group from Malaga and Cordoba who have recently participated in an exchange in Rome
The celebration of the Spanish "Semana Santa" is an event that has always aroused curiosity in foreigners. I would then express what is my personal impression of my experience.
The European Voluntary Service opens doors to the world and in the minds of those who embark on this wonderful adventure.
Tomarse un año sabático es una práctica muy común en algunos países europeos. Tom Jakobeit, un joven alemán que desarrolla su voluntariado en Madrid dentro del programa Juventud en Acción, nos cuenta cuál es su impresión al respecto.
When I was asked to write an article about my European Voluntary Service (EVS), I did not think twice. I want to pass to the others how much this experience meant to me.
I can think of thousand and one reasons for which it is worth embarking on this adventure and participate in the youth mobility programs of the European Union.
” Enjoy and learn” the motto of Principia science centre, very fast become motto of my EVS.
Fantastic and unforgettable experience.