EVS Week 21 – Farewell

I’ve been back in the UK less than 48 hours and I already miss Austria! Thanks to Jugend:info Nö, Campus and City Radio 94.4 and the other great people I met, my European Voluntary Service (EVS) experience was fantastic. I would do it all again in a heartbeat, and if you want to contribute to aContinue reading “EVS Week 21 – Farewell”

EVS Week 20 – The Best Day Ever

To say I am lucky is an understatement. Austria, my volunteer placement at Jugend:info Nö, my accommodation, my friends, and my main hobby – Campus and City Radio 94.4, have all been incredible. And to top it off I had the best day ever on Friday! On Tuesday 28th June my colleague Gerda made aContinue reading “EVS Week 20 – The Best Day Ever”

EVS Week 19 – Donauinselfest

Hallo Week 19 included editing videos and lots of music! The first video I edited was an interview with three European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers. The interview was from episode 4 of Volunteer Stories which was recorded in May. The video only contains the questions that were about EVS. To hear the full interview, whichContinue reading “EVS Week 19 – Donauinselfest”

EVS Week 18 – Neuland Für Alle

Hallo! Week 18 was busy – so busy it’s making Week 19 feel boring! Here’s what happened: On Saturday 11th June I attended the third round of “Das Größte Talent” competition which my friend Barbara was competing in. Barbara’s performance was amazing – and I’m not just saying that because she’s my friend. Her performanceContinue reading “EVS Week 18 – Neuland Für Alle”

EVS Week 17 – Summer Party

Hallo und herzlich willkommen! I hope this blog is inspiring you to consider being an EVS volunteer if you’re not already. Through EVS you can have lots of fun, make new friends, and gain new skills. For more information about EVS visit the European Youth Portal. Youth is up to 30 years old and you don’tContinue reading “EVS Week 17 – Summer Party”

EVS Week 16 – World No Tobacco Day

Hallo! Week 16 was primarily about World No Tobacco Day but I also fit in a few other things! On Monday 30th May I attended a play about refugees by The Silent Majority. The play involved over 30 refugees. It was really interesting to watch and at the end they did a Q and AContinue reading “EVS Week 16 – World No Tobacco Day”

EVS Week 15 – I interviewed a band!

Hallo! I’m still recovering from Week 15 as it was super busy! Here is what I got up to: On Monday I saw She and The Junkies and The Coronas at Chelsea Bar in Vienna. She and The Junkies are from St Pölten and The Coronas are from Dublin. She and The Junkies gave 1Continue reading “EVS Week 15 – I interviewed a band!”

EVS Week 14 – Summer is here!

Hallo! Week 14 was a short week as Monday was a public holiday. Public holidays, of which Austria has many, are great for doing activities and travelling! During the week I edited videos, attended an online German lesson, watched a singing competition, and visited Campus and City Radio 94.4. I visit Campus and City RadioContinue reading “EVS Week 14 – Summer is here!”

EVS Week 13 – On Arrival Training

Hallo! Week 13 of my EVS placement was fantastic! I spent four days in Vienna with 26 EVS volunteers who are all volunteering in Austria. Every EVS volunteer does “On Arrival Training” to learn about EVS, goal setting, Youthpass, individual projects, and to meet the National Agency. There were lots of activities to get usContinue reading “EVS Week 13 – On Arrival Training”

EVS Week 12 – Isolation Berlin

Hallo, Week 12 was full of meetings and a gig! My first meeting was about The Filter Europe. Using Skype, colleagues from 5 different countries discussed organising a training event for young people. The training will take place in Romania in July. For more information visit The Filter Europe website. My second meeting was atContinue reading “EVS Week 12 – Isolation Berlin”

EVS Week 11 – Volunteer Stories

Hallo! Week 11 consisted of video editing and hosting Episode 3 of Volunteer Stories. Editing two videos for Rumtrieb and Jugend:info kept me very busy. The videos were about the services both organisations offer and recruiting participants for the Filter Europe project. You can watch the videos below. Volunteer Stories is my fortnightly radio showContinue reading “EVS Week 11 – Volunteer Stories”

EVS Week 10 – Critical Mass

Hallo! Week 10 was lots of fun. I recorded a radio interview, attended a music concert at FH. St Pölten, joined a bike parade, visited Wiener Neustadt and played games at H2. On Monday 18th April I recorded an interviewed for Volunteer Stories with a friend called Conny. Conny volunteered as a Scout leader forContinue reading “EVS Week 10 – Critical Mass”