EVS in Slovenia by Rapolas

Hello! My name is Rapolas and I am coming from Lithuania. I started doing my year-round ESC internship at Zavod Bob during the first days of September 2018.

Before coming for EVS to Ljubljana I was mostly doing seasonal summer jobs in my hometown as well as have shortly worked as social worker abroad. With the passing of last summer days I started working with LivadaLab team on the field and slowly getting to know who is who and who does what in youth center Bob.

Being overwhelmed by the amount of activities I was slowly getting to know people with whom I will work together for a year. It happened in the middle of September that we had immersive theater collective Slepa Ulca building up a show in the field of LivadaLab and I was asked to join them preparing the site for the outdoors horror show with sunflower labyrinth.

During the weeks of preparing the site and building up the scenography I grew familiar with Slepa Ulca’s collective as well as exploring the bushy corners of LivadaLab field. With the time passing and first days of show approaching I found a sudden interest in performing and started preparing for my first minor role in the show- being a ghost in sunflower labyrinth. With the clock ticking last minutes up to the show, a tremendous lightning and thunder started to roll over our heads and a massive rain broke out- such strong, that it almost destroyed our labyrinth and make-shift decorations but gave raise to a type of Frankenstein that was me- spending the idyllic sunny days on the beautiful meadow of LivadaLab, taking care and observing plants, animals and pace of season change, while devoting the dark and rainy days to the underground tunnels of fear, thriller and darkness with Slepa Ulca’s immersive theater collective.

During the winter time I grew stronger with both of the collectives as well as my colleagues at Bob. Little by little I was learning the structure of organization, taking up new tasks and learning new things.

Once the spring time came I started working on the vegetable garden in LivadaLab. Having all the practical knowledge aside that I got through the time I spend on the field learning about the natural cycle of plants and their different characters, the most valuable quality that I acquired is patience.

Closely observing the change of seasons, the slow awakening of spring and subsequent explosion in summer has left me more patient and calm. On the dark side of my EVS, the one with Slepa Ulca, I believe I managed to get much more confident with my artistic expression as well as becoming more confident in situation where you suddenly are exposed to public or a crowd of strangers.

At the same time, I started to explore a field of horror and found it extremely telling and intelligent. Horror is a silent tool to tell the unspoken, it is a way to talk about forbidden, repressed and uncomfortable. When deployed in a non-banal way (forget the zombies) it is a tool that invokes fear for the sake of overcoming it.

The experiences that I got through EVS internship are vivid and unforgettable. I am happy to have had a chance to spend a year in an environment that gave me food for thoughts everyday and helped me grow as a person. If each and single positive experience counts as a drop- then after the year I am standing here with a full glass and cheering to you.

Learn more about a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle in southern France

Eager to discuss environmental issues and learn more about how you can contribute to a better world than join us in Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux in southern France this May. This project deals with current topics like a* sustainable lifestyle and an eco-friendly environmen*t so it’s really perfect if you’re interested in the future of our planet! Often demands are made on changing politics concerning the environment: Well here you are! Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux declared the month of May an “environmental month” and will organize and host several interesting events around this topic, such as this workcamp! It’s all about learning from each other and discovering new and innovate approaches to environment. But apart from gaining theoretical knowledge you will also have the opportunity to prove you practical skills by building wooden furniture or bike shelters. Also Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux is located *in southern France*, just next to Bordeaux, which means in May the climate should be pleasant already and the beautiful landscapes with its famous vineyards will present itself in the best light! So in fact there is no reason not to participate! We’re looking forward to having you here in France! See you soon!
*Lena Singer* Incoming officer *Concordia France* Tel. 0033(0)1 45 23 00 23 Siège National, 64 rue Pouchet, 75017 Paris <www.concordia.fr/> <www.facebook.com/AssociationConcordia>

Volunteer on ECO farm in Slovakia!

Come to a workcamp in Zlatná na ostrove in Slovakia and gain unique experiences and new skills while living at a beautiful eco-farm! “Put down your phones, enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Slovak nature.

For more details, please click here






Be part of an 87-year-old movement supporting children at CiA01

Citizens in Action and “Happy Children Happy Youth” organize CIA01 voluntary project in an isolated mountain area close to Elefsina, to contribute to the overall running of a summer camp hosting 140 children from socially deprived background. International volunteers will support in the kitchen and organize activities with kids. You will be part of an 87 years old social movement and work together with more than 50 Greek volunteers, offering to children a life time experience and to yourself a meaningful experience of active social participation and solidarity. If you live in Lithuania, apply here: tinyurl.com/y6hlxcts #volunteer #action4all #greece
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Prasideda savanorių stovyklų sezonas!

Tarptautinės savanoriško darbo stovyklos – tai unikalus būdas suburti jaunimą iš įvairių pasaulio šalių bendram tikslui, – padėti konkrečioms vietos bendruomenėms gamtosaugos, socialinėje, kultūrinėje ir kitose srityse.

O svarbiausia – tai bene pats smagiausias būdas prasmingai keliauti, susipažinti su jaunimu iš viso Pasaulio ir puikiai paatostogauti.

Plačiau apie tai skaitykite čia.

Savanorių stovykla Belgijoje “Pasaulio spalvų centras”

This project is always very appreciated by the volunteers in the past years, and we’re convinced they will be please this year as well.

Project is happening in an asylum seekers center during Easter holidays (06-20/04).
Many activities are planned or to be planned with the local staff and can be (but not limited to) about painting, dancing, theatre, sports, and so on.
We’re –preferably but not mandatory- looking for people open-minded and keen on arts, whichever they may be, as the workcamp will lead to a final representation.
We also need *our questionnaire dully filled* in order to confirm applicants (doc attached to this email).

*Maxime Meunier*
*CBB Outgoing & Incoming Officer – Animateur aux échanges internationaux*

*Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs asbl*
9 place Albert 1er
6900 Marche-en-Famenne
Tél +32(0)84/31 44 13

ESC savanorystė Ispanijoje

Mūsų partneriai “Asociación Juvenil Intercambia” kviečia savanoriauti Ispanijoje. Siunčiame net 5 kvietimus į ESC projektus. Savanorystė pilnai finansuojama ES, o daugiau informacijos apie Europos Solidarumo Korpusą galite rasti čia: europa.eu/youth/solidarity_lt