Volunteering in Spain: Life-changing experience

My adventure started one month ago, when I arrived at the airport of Valencia and I couldn't even imagine the life-changing experience that's awaiting me. Let's go back from the beginning, how I got from a little city in the West of Macedonia, my Tetovo, to a concrete jungle that is Valencia, in the heart…

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Life in Antalya: Volunteer experience in Turkey

I decided to choose Antalya for my volunteering because I wanted to live a different experience in my life. Turkey is known around the world for its delicious food, hospitality and wonderful tourism. Antalya is one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey, and after Istanbul, this is the most visited and sought-after destination.  I…

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One of those stories that are remembered

12 countries, 19 young volunteers, 40 implemented activities, and over 100 completed volunteer hours. Together with one and only goal: To expand and support the idea of ​​a sustainable future. I'm Ana, and this summer I represented Volunteers Centre Skopje and my country as an international volunteer on a project supported by the European Union,…

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ESC in Sofia: Time for solidarity

Volunteering is one of the opportunities offered to us to make a change or be part of the change we want to see in this world. We can learn a lot as we can teach a lot, we have very diverse societies here in Europe & the regions around. In those times, we need solidarity.…

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“L’apéro” in France

After being on two projects in France last year, our Veronica decided that her ESC project should be implemented in that country as well. And in the same place. So, Le Bouizon has been her home for two months now. And it will be almost until the end of the year. To hear her impressions…

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One step back, two steps forward

I am writing you this introductory thought while on a three-month stay in Split, Croatia. I could find myself in a diametrically opposed culture, one that is vastly different from the one in which I formed my personality. But why did I choose the similar over the different? In my mind, the form of society…

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Winter ESC wonderland in Poland

Dzień dobry! I feel like I've been here for 33 and not just 3 months within my volunteering adventure in Bydgoszcz, Poland. There are so many things going on and I don't even know where to start but for the beginning, I will emphasize the culture shock. Culture was and still is number 1 reason…

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ESC in Vilnius – Jerusalem of the North

Dedicating your time, resources and expertise to any volunteer project in need is an admirable way to contribute to the bettering of the world. From two weeks to two months or two years, volunteer abroad experiences come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. It’s a collection of diverse perspectives on what volunteering abroad…

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Friends of Caretta Carettas

Hello dear friends, My name is Nevin Kanzo and I am currently participating in the project that is happening in Antalya (Demre), Turkey. My project is a short-term project (57days). We are two participants from Macedonia and our main activity is protection of Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in their hatchling season. Our volunteer’s daily tasks…

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ESC in Portugal – Marijana Asprovska

Our volunteer Marijana Asprovska is a part of the ESC Volunteer(S)olidarity project for nearly 9 months in lovely Agueda, Portugal. Our partners, association Psientifica, as a part of the good community practices and engagement, organized an open local event for presentation of different cultures, traditions and customs of the volunteers coming from Finland, Greece, Spain,…

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Sun is on my side

Believe it or not, but every time I will look into the face of the sun, from any place in this world, I will think of Macedonia. Sun was always on my side in here, giving me energy and leading me to do amazing. As well as the people, who are the soul and the…

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How I said YES for EVS

Since I had finished high-school I wanted to have EVS experience and I always saw EVS as a great opportunity to live in new place, different culture and people. That looked very cool for me. But I was waiting too long. This summer, in June 2018, accidentally, I saw Facebook post and call for short-term…

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