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…

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…

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…

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…