Workcamp in Serbia

One year ago I didn’t even know that international work camps exist, but this summer was one of my best holidays, all thanks to the Tanderbal work camp in Serbia. I vaguely remember how i found out about it, i think i came across it when surfing on Facebook – regardless of all negative effects…

Volunteering On 2 Wheels

Being drawn to the open road is an affliction which I’ve suffered from for a number of years. I’ve often spent my summers on the move, spending only short periods in one location before moving on. It was a bit different last summer; stopping in one location for two weeks was the best part of…

My fourteen days in Portugal

It is raining in Ljubljana. It is cold and since the warm Portuguese sun is absent, feeling that something is missing becomes even bigger. And memories of amazing experience – workcamp in Lousa and discovering Lisbon before and after the camp – are more than alive, constantly present in my mind. I could have simply…

Asylum seeker Ter Dennen Centre

Hello, I’m Fanny and I’m 28 years old. I did a volunteering  for two weeks last august in this refugee centre, organizing activities for children from the families we lived with. When I was on the way I thought it would be difficult, and more when it is the first time you do something like…

Tour of Freedom – Cycling Activism in Kosovo

The Problem is not the WASTE. the contaminated AIR; WATER and SOIL. It is the collective Apathy that makes a whole global society live in the Illusion that everything is fine as it is. -Tour of Freedom participant   We got used to our lives so much, that we seem unable to see how hostile…

Perma… What ?

Summer-Camp 2017, Mont-Soleil, St-Imier « What did you learn during this camp ? » « Many things, but anything about permaculture. » The answer of Alex, one of the participants An old house in the Jura-mountains, called the « Décentrale », about twenty people from all over the world and an international hosting crew with…

“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…

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…

IIWC of PKBI: Street Literacy Camp 2017

My name is Mara Melão, I’m a 24 year old student living in Lisbon, Portugal and I’m a volunteer in the Street Literacy Camp! This was my first time as an international volunteer and experienced this many cultural contrasts, and the first time I realized how many children live with so little access to education….

Workcamp in Italy

“My Workcamp experience at Vivaro with Ciampacavallo Onlus and EquiAzione was wonderful. In fact, it was even better than I expected. I learned a lot and I got all the support needed from the Staff. The topic and work itself are so specific that it’s difficult to explain, one just has to try it if he or she is…