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”

Episode 9: Arun & European Voluntary Service in Austria

In Episode 9 of Volunteer Stories I talk to Arun from India. Arun lost his father early in his life. Even though he enrolled himself in a hostel facility which supports disadvantaged children, the burden was on him to support his mother and three siblings. Luckily Arun found the Dream a Dream foundation and things beganContinue reading “Episode 9: Arun & European Voluntary Service in Austria”

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 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”

Episode 4: Winnie, Damir & Kiryl

In Episode 4 of Volunteer Stories I interview my neighbours! My neighbours Winnie, Damir and Kiryl are volunteering in Austria through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) like me! Winnie is from France and lives in the same flat as me; Damir is from the Russian Federation and lives in the flat next to me; and KirylContinue reading “Episode 4: Winnie, Damir & Kiryl”

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”