“Castle of Love “Saint Miklosh”

When I chose to go for a workcamp in Ukraine I expected few things: it will be interesting to work on the conservation and preservation of a real medieval castle (you don’t usually do this in your everyday life), I will meet nice and friendly people and I will probably widen my knowledge about this…

Monastery hills and valleys

Have you ever wondered what will happen if you gather a Catholic, an Orthodox, a Hindu and an atheist in one place? I’ll tell you – it will be the best thing that can ever happen in summer! This year’s workcamp was a marvelous mixture of hard work and intercultural communication! You may think that…

“To sum it up… I’m speechless”

Hidden in the Velebit mountain range, the Kuterevo Bear Refuge (Croatia) welcomed us – a group of 20 volunteers coming from different countries (Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Greece, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Germany and France) – for the Kuterevo Camp Coordinator Training. Through this training, our awesome trainers Đurđica Valadžija and Nevena Sićević prepared us to coordinate international…

Introduction to social entrepreneurship

I am doing my project in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The title of my project is introduction to social entrepreneurship. The idea of the project is to improve the South side of Rotterdam which is one of the most disadvantaged areas in the Netherlands. The organisation that I am doing my EVS with is Lava…

A Thank you letter from a workcamp with SCI Norway

Everything has its end, also the 2017 workcamp at Jøssåsen Landsby (unfortunately). The volunteers at this workcamp have been some beautiful people! They have worked hard in rain, in wind, in sun, in shit (literally), in mud, inside, outside, on ladders, on scaffolding, on bumblebee nest (we first realised that after in total 5 stings), in loudly…

Volunteering impact: from Northern Ireland to Tanzania

Tools For Solidarity (TFS) has three basic aims which I will use to talk about the organisation’s promotion of values like solidarity and inclusion and how what I do is having an impact on the lives of people in my local community and further afield. The first aim we have is providing people, communities and…