ESPERIVIAGGIA - Blog of our volunteer Chiara from Italy. She is writing about her EVS, experiences and opinions

  • What’s EVS?
    by Chiara on 30th June 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Perhaps you heard about this European Voluntary Service. Perhaps you thought it's a waste of time (isn't it what they say about Erasmus?). Perhaps you're asking yourself why you're spending your break reading this post - don't worry, I won't get offended! If you give me a moment, I will tell you as quickly as...... Continue Reading → […]

  • The simple things of life – 1
    by Chiara on 9th June 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Wake up at 5 am and realize I have 2 more hours of sleep Sing and dance in the morning When the sun sets very late (I mean, 10 pm! Wow!)   […]

  • On arrival training in Liverpool!
    by Chiara on 13th May 2017 at 6:57 pm

    When you do an EVS, you will attend 3 seminars: on arrival training middle term training final training On 9, 10 and 11 of May - despite the muscle contracture I had because I tried some stretching at home but I'm getting older - I went to the first one, held in the great and beautiful city...... Continue Reading → […]

  • Comfort zone 2: growth
    by Chiara on 18th April 2017 at 12:07 pm

    In the previous post I've told you about the comfort zone. Moving away from that can be a difficult experience, but you can greatly benefit from this moment and in this post I'd like to tell you what can happen. I love to describe this process with this simple scheme: The first time you leave your comfort...... Continue Reading → […]

  • Comfort zone
    by Chiara on 15th April 2017 at 3:26 pm

    What is a comfort zone? I know there are official and serious definitions, but today I'll give you mine! Do you remember that feeling, when you had a big problem, you were sad, and after a horrible moment you could finally reach your own, private place, when you could sit down, breathe and be yourself...... Continue Reading → […]


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    How to get the...

    Hi, my name is Alexandra, I am from Romania. I am currently an international volunteer at OpportUNITY for 1 year through EVS – the European Voluntary Service. 110 months have elapsed already on my EVS project and I can wholeheartedly state that it has been an incredible journey thus...

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  • volunteer-mentor-wanted

    Volunteer mentor wanted!

    Are you living in Newcastle upon Tyne? Are you curious about other cultures? Do you want to be involved in activities that are both fun and useful for your development? Join our international team as a Volunteer Mentor! If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, let us know by sending...

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  • choices-chances-changes

    Choices, chances, changes

    April deadline is gone, results of February deadline are out, now it is time to have a look of application forms, contact partners, prepare flyers, collect CVs and Motivation Letters, set up Skype meeting taking into consideration different time zones, prepare the environment for hosting new people. What am...

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    Volunteer Opportunity: Public Relations...

    Volunteer Opportunity Public Relations for book project OpportUNITY, a non-governmental organisation, based in the centre of Newcastle, which provides local and international opportunities for young people, is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team for a volunteer position in PR that can commit to 1 day a...

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  • call-for-uk-volunteer-evs-in-denmark

    Call for UK volunteer:...

    OpportUNITY is looking for an highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive person, aged between 18 and 30 years old to join ISCA (International Sport and Culture Association) for 12 months. Deadline: 8th May

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  • my-experience-with-the-keyring

    My experience with the...

    I’m Jeannine and I work alongside the OpportUnity staff once a week on Tuesday in another organisation named Keyring. I personally work with impaired persons through Keyring. I have an education in social work and I have already had some practical experience in this area from Austria. I am...

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  • open-space-technology-prepare-to-be-surprised

    Open Space Technology –...

    “Forget about trusting the process; trust the people.”  Harrison Owen This article is dedicated to the “insiders” of Youth Work as an NGO or Public Body but also for those who just have an idea in need of motivated people willing to help put it into practice and make something beautiful...

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    Experiences with EVS

    EVS is an adolescent: still curious, hungry of discovering new places and meeting people like a child; but also brave and desirous to enhance its professional and personal skills like an adult. Do you know that EVS is 20 years old? Could you believe it? EVS is a rock star...

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