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…

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…

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…

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…

The first living fairy tale in Slovenia

The workcamp season in Slovenia has already started: our first workcamp began on the 7th of May in Škofljica, a small village in the green situated only 10 km away from the capital city Ljubljana. 8 and a half volunteers (the half is a cute 4 year old hard worker from Germany) are working and…

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…

10 reasons to attend a voluntary workcamp

I have attended workcamps several times, and as I am listing reasons to go, I feel like going once again! Attending a workcamp is easy, because often taking two or three weeks off work or your studies is not too difficult. Travelling in Europe is quite affordable, and you don’t spend much money during the…

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…

One of the Fullest Years of my Life

If somebody were to ask me if I had any regrets about my one year of volunteering for EVS in Poland the answer would definitely be Never. I wouldn’t swap this experience for anything. It was one of the fullest years of my life, one year full of experience, full of memories, good and bad,…

Q&A with an EVS volunteer!

Q: What have you been learning through this experience? A: For me, the majority of the learning has been personal – aka personal development. Being in a new country, a new environment, a new social situation and a new workplace has really made me consider my pre-existing relationships, and ask what it is I need…

An eco weekend

SCI Italy organized a weekend workcamp in an eco-village in Granara (Italy) from 24th to 26th of February, where they work in a lagoon and in the bio lake there. Thanks to all volunteers and Granara residents! Next date: 25th and 26th of March, for activities and holidays!  Post originally publish on Servizio Civile Internazionale…