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…

Time flies in Antwerp

Time flies. It has been a month since I joined the SCI International Secretariat as an EVS volunteer. I am so blissful that I am here in Antwerp, a very peaceful and cosy city, and working with a lot of friendly people here. Talk about ‘Work’ I am taking part in one of the SCI’s…

John’s Experience in Iceland

“Our SCI partner SEEDS Iceland offer volunteering projects across the country that aim to educate participants on Iceland’s culture, and the importance of environmental protection and awareness. This January, one of our volunteers participated in the SEEDS “Environmentally Aware: in Reykjavík” project and he has summarised his experience in Iceland.  Keep reading to find out about John’s time as…

Almut’s letter from a refugee camp in Greece

Hello everybody, I hope you are all well in spite of these cold and dark days. Only one ” T ” free day to go! I wonder are there any protests happening around you. A word of warning: This is going to be a rather long letter as I have been now a week in…

“From Russia with love”

I can’t say that I am a experienced traveler and at the same time I can’t  say that I have never been somewhere. Having visited a couple of countries I realized that I had avoided Europe, and it’s the next goal on my list. A wonderful idea came to my mind “Maybe I can be…