Overcoming the fear of the unknown

Stéphanie from France Sending organisation: Concordia Hosting country: Estonia   1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp? I’ve been surprised by the activity we had to carry out : painting. I’ve never done that before and I ended up loving it because it helped me to relax. Besides I noticed that there was a…

It is a good feeling to work for the community as a volunteer

Flo from Austria Sending organisation: Grenzenlos e.V. Hosting Country: Austria What surprised you the most during your workcamp? It is alway great to meet new people from different countries, cultures and different personalities. 2. What was the biggest fear you had before the project and how did you managed to overcome it? Due to my…

How a walk can become a special memory

Josef from Austria Sending organisation: Grenzenlos e.V. Hosting country: France 1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp? I was surprised to be the oldest group member. I was surprised by the lack of a common language, which sometimes led to isolation 2. What was the biggest fear you had before the project and…

I decided that I would think about this tomorrow, if it happens

Nadya from Russia Sending organization: World4U Hosting organization: SIW International Volunteer Projects What surprised you the most during your workcamp? I’m really surprised that I was so close with other volunteers although we had come from different countries with different backgrounds. We worked, rested, cooked and played all together. We were as a big family,…

I’ve taken lots of good moments of joy with me

Grigori from Germany Hosting Organisation: Jeunesse et Reconstruction, France Sending Organisation: IJGD Germany   What surprised you the most during your workcamp? Altogether, our group consisted mainly of nice people from different countries, who made a significant contribution to the cultural development through their volunteer work and leisure activities! Helpfulness and sociability were very important…

Memories to be proud of

Chrisostome from France Country of my workcamp: Greece My sending organization: Concordia Hosting organization: ELIX 1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp? FR: J’ai été surpris de l’ouverture d’esprit et de l’enthousiasme  des enfants que l’on encadrait. Toujours souriants, toujours heureux, dès le matin il respirairent une joie de vivre qu’ils nous transmettaient au…

I have found my element

Ismail from Belgium The country of my workcamp: France 1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp? That was more beautiful than what I expected. I thought it would be okay but it was much more than that. That what surprised me the most, it was unforgettable. 2. What was the biggest fear you…