Yearly Archives: 2017

The competences I’ve acquired
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The competences I’ve acquired

When I look back at my first days and compare it to today, a lot has changed in these 3 months of living in this magic Ollantaytambo town, in Peru. Doing this appreciation on this Project, I recognize that I am a different person, for the better. Before, I had met in my life a […]

My EVS experience and the metamorphosis that occurred
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My EVS experience and the metamorphosis that occurred

Being in the middle of the duration of this experience, I feel that I am not exactly the same person who arrived here on 2nd of May. As I imagined, this experience that puts me outside my comfort zone it’s helping me grow, to become more aware of parts of me and to develop them. […]

Mi primer voluntariado Italia-EVS
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Mi primer voluntariado Italia-EVS

Ya llevo dos meses en Italia y todo va bien voy conociendo nuevas cosas, nuevos amigo y nuevas personas cada una con una Diferente forma de ser Aun recuerdo el día cuando me dieron la noticia del viaje a Italia, estuve lleno de alegría y felicidad por que Italia es el lugar de la pizza […]

Competences I’ve acquired during my EVS
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Competences I’ve acquired during my EVS

Communication The first competence that comes to my mind right away when I think about my first 3 months of staying in Mexico is the public speaking. As a volunteer in the Vive Mexico association I was invited to different conferences around the country where I organized workshops for Mexican young people that were going […]

Notice the beauty
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Notice the beauty

NOTICE THE BEAUTY The days pass fast one after another with energy and intensity and we are already halfway through the program. The project Global Recognition means to recognize non-formal education, volunteering and the skills acquired during the service period. During the training before leaving, we analyzed features, limits, and goals in the areas of […]

EVS in Italy at Ostello dei Balocchi
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EVS in Italy at Ostello dei Balocchi

Once you start thinking about the possibility of participating in an EVS project the questions start piling up: What should an EVS experience look like, What should I expect, Which project should I choose? Well, I think that the starting point for any potential EVS participant should be a seemingly clishe’, yet very true advice: […]

Mi primer voluntariado en la Ciudad de Bruselas
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Mi primer voluntariado en la Ciudad de Bruselas

Ha sido un largo viaje para poder llegar hasta aquí, alrededor de catorce horas volando. Sin embargo, ahora puedo decir que ha valido la pena.  Les contaré por qué. Me llamo Ivonne, tengo 21 años, vivo en la región amazónica de Ecuador. Ésta es la primera vez que tengo la oportunidad de salir fuera de […]

My EVS experience “Roots”
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My EVS experience “Roots”

Root: noun. The part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibres. The basic cause, source, or origin of something. I don’t really know why someone should get so tired searching for its […]

First impressions of Italy
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First impressions of Italy

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” -Henry David Thoreau Italy! I’ve been here for one month but […]

Arrival in Ollantaytambo
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Arrival in Ollantaytambo

Going to Peru has always been a dream of mine. My father’s family has a lot of connection with it. And actually, my godmother is from Peru. But I never had the opportunity to go. So, when I saw the volunteering opportunity on the SVI (Service Volontaire International) ad on Facebook, I jump on it! […]