Making Good in Slovenia

Slovenia hosted 5 workcamps in the month of July. One of them took place in Vodice, a few kilometers away from the capital Ljubljana.

Six volunteers gathered there for one week in order to provide some support to the small local community. They started by doing some renovation work in the firefighters station, then they did gardening and built bird houses for the local sport association. They also had the chance to help collect salt nearby the Slovenian seaside.

Although it seems like they were only working hard, they also had time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Slovenia. Camp organizers drove them all around the country, allowing them to go sightseeing in Ljubljana, swim in lake Bled and sunbathe by the sea in Piran for a while. They also had the chance to taste original Slovenian food during the evenings they spent with local people.

They all had the feeling of being part of a big family, even within such a small amount of time,  and a lot of tears were shed during the departure day, both by volunteers and local organizers. What was the reason they bonded so tightly? Probably due to a mixture of warm welcomes they received, the perfect organization, the desire of each volunteer to contribute at their best, as well as the magic of SCI workcamps which has been connecting people for almost 100 years so far.

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If you want to know more about how the workcamp looked like, you can check the website of the hosting organization, where everyday volunteers shared something about their experience. 


Story written by Cristina Tosone, EVS volunteer at Zavod Voluntariat in Slovenia.

Want to have your own workcamp experience? There are plenty of short term voluntary projects you can still join, just check our workcamps database!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kevin Weyers says:


    I am a scout leader from Belgium and we are currently searching for a voluntary project for July 2019, during
    approximately 10 days.

    We are a group of 28 people, 22 scouts
    aged from 16 to 18 and under the responsibility of 6 chiefs aged
    from 21 to 25 years. We are available from 28th June to 16th July!

    We would like to know if you could help us find a project ?

    We would really like to feel useful while volunteering. We are really motivated bringing a change in the world even if it is a small change at first.

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Kevin Weyers


    1. Hi Kevin! We have a lot of projects available and you see them all on our database:
      You can search per country, per topic, etc. Hopefully you will find one interesting for you, we really some cool ones! Greetings from Antwerp.


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