My journey with SCI Hellas

My EVS with SCI Hellas in Athens was very useful, not only in a professional but also in a personal way. I have many reasons why I chose to participate to an EVS. One of them was to find some answers about myself, what I want, what I feel, what I can do to help…

My inner healing is simultaneously contributing to healing of the world

When asked to reflect on her time here, Ellie said: “One of the simplest, yet power tools I have had the amazing fortune of learning during my time as an EVS volunteer in Sennrüti, is the Hawaiian forgiveness ritual: Ho’oponopono. It centers on the belief that everything is connected and offers a self-love approach to…

Sennrüti, a place of equality

I had previously spent time on several short-term volunteer projects, including two months at a Croation eco-centre, where I gained plenty of useful skills and know-how in the field of permaculture, as well as learning basic Croatian. After this experience I found myself asking ‘How is it possible, that one can gain so much knowledge…

Work is Love in Action

Two years ago I was sitting in a huge, loud, open-space office and my life was passing by without any sense; I didn’t know what the weather was outside of the office or what the weather was inside of me. I was working as a Human Recourses manager in an IT company: well-paid, but leaving…

Memories of volunteering from El Salvador

My name is Tania and I would love to share with you part of my long term volunteering experience with SCI in the ‘Consciente’ project in San Francisco Gotera (El Salvador). I think that our job as volunteers is to show the world the potential and hidden treasures of the places we visit! That is…

From Sri Lanka to Germany

I can’t believe that I spend 7 months in Germany. My main tasks of the project are depending on the situation. Monday I clean the chicken cage, this place is full with around 20 chickens. I clean the floor and put new hay into the small cage where they sleep. Normally Tuesday and Thursday I…

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…

SCI France Annual Assembly

I was invited to go to the Annual Assembly of SCI France about a week ago. I arrived in Lille, where Eline and Victor picked me up and drove me along with 5 others from SCI France in the direction of Bretagne! 7 hours later, we finally arrived! Surrounded by French, I was feeling at…

My EVS in Albania: helping instill values

The world faces a huge, often seemingly insurmountable range of problems. Whether these be economic, social or otherwise, people with the fewest resources and opportunities always bear the brunt of their impact. Values such as solidarity, interculturalism and active citizenship are of paramount importance in solving these issues, building peace, prosperity and making the future…

EVS, Mon amour

I always thinking to do an EVS, since I discovered – vaguely – what it was. It’s one of those ideas that at some point you forget how it was born, but slowly you start to think about it more and more. For me it was another possibility to work in the cooperation and development…

My EVS project in Albania: first impression

Even though it only started six weeks ago, my EVS has already been a life-changing experience. Since arriving in Tirana early in the New Year my perspective on life itself has changed drastically. Life here in Albania is very different than what I’m used to, being from Ireland. While the people are friendly, the food…

Welcome Tjan!

My name is Tjan and I’m 25 years old Slovenian guy living in Athens. I come from lovely capital city Ljubljana, which is in the central part of Slovenia, surrounded by mountains, rivers, forests and if you’re lucky you can find some dragons hiding in the castle). Since my childhood I love to explore the…