New botanical experience through volunteering in Austria

The Global Botanical Portal has already published information about possibilities for botanists, especially from developing countries, which we can receive to thanks by volunteering. Today I would like to share my last experience after participating in the volunteering camp „Wachau Volunteer“ at the World Heritage Landscape of Wachau in Lower Austria from July 30th till August 12th, 2017….

Spastic Annual Charity Walk

Spastic Annual Charity Walk Jog Wheel-a-thon (ACWJW) is an event organized by the Spastic Association Selangor  & Federal Territory together with 30 over like-minded Non Government Organizations (NGOs) raising funds for the special-needs people. SCI KL is one of the long supporting NGO to this noble event. I have decided to participate in this charity…

Training Course and Seminar about the Good Practices in EVS Volunteering

My story started in September 2016 when I began my volunteer program in Naples. Thanks to this, my interest in the idea of EVS began and I was accepted as a participant in the great ECOS double project. The first adventure began on 19th of June and continued until 26th of June. Its goal was to reinforce the theoretical…

Center for Asylum Seekers of Florennes, Belgium, 2017

International and volunteer projects are one of the best experiences that a person can have, be it young, or mature, both from entertainment and social, but also professional perspectives. Moreover, I don’t know anyone who would deny this fact or would regret doing the volunteer project hereafter, but I know a lot of people from all…

SCI Summer camp in Kyrgyzstan

We came from different backgrounds, but we share one common intention – the high aspiration to serve our community. We are all well-motivated young people with an ambition to contribute to the development of society. Volunteering and implementing social projects are the main fields of our interest since we believe that the source of happiness…

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…