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…

Challenges and wonderful memories- it’s about what you take!

Zacaria from Belgium Sending organisation: CBB 1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp ? Actually, I did a short-term ESC, not a workcamp. I’ve adapted quite quickly with the others volunteers even if I absolutely didn’t know them. I never thought it would be that easy.  The others participants were pretty comforters, I…

Don’t be scared of the unknown!

Véronique from Belgium Sending organisation: CBB 1. What surprised you the most during your volunteering? The atmosphere of the delegation, it’s really nice and familiar. 2. What was the biggest fear you had before the project and how did you managed to overcome it? My biggest fear was: Meeting new people, knowing nothing about them,…

Don’t wait to do a workcamp, do it today!

Sulaiman from Belgium Sending organisation: CBB 1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp ? The thing that surprised Sulaiman the most is how tolerant was the hosting organization with the group. He also surprised himself by overcoming his prejudges to meet the “others”. For him, the real success of this project is how…

A newly discovered passion

Manon from Belgium Sending Organisation: CBB 1 What surprised you the most during your workcamp? The link we instantly made with the kids, especially with a little girl, Elisabeth. This photo that I sent to you symbolizes my connection with this little girl that i was taking care of. 2 What was the biggest fear…

How workcamp life looks like

Lisa from Belgium Sending organsation: CBB Hosting organisation: Elix/Greece 1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp? Before the beginning of the project, I was invited to join a facebook group where I could talk with the other volunteers. I have contacted some of them and we met at the airport. Then, we took…

A cultural discovery and heartbreaking goodbyes

Guillaume from Belgium Sending organisation: Compagnons Bâtisseurs Hosting country: Greece 1 What surprised you the most during your workcamp ? The connection we made  with the kids. They were really friendly since the beginning of the workcamp. One of them even asked me to marry with her. Leaving them at the end of the workcamp was…

Even better than expected

Adrien from Belgium 1 What surprised you the most during your workcamp? Our animators’s understanding. They were really understandings. It was easy to talk with them about the difficulties I had. I never wanted to leave the camp. In the end of the workcamp, I felt a bit sick (maybe because we ate little meat)…

How to face International volunteering challenges

Some tips for refugees and people from around the world by Mahmoud Being volunteer in the international environment sometimes is not easy especially for the first time, there are some difficulties and challenges you may face during the project so you need to be prepared for it and hear what I am going to tell…

From a tiny island to a first European experience

Pamela from Saint Martin Hosting country: Italy Sending organisation: Compagnon Batisseurs   1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp? I was amazed by the hospitality. People were friendly. Furthermore, I love the beauty of the city, even though the cold weather was not easy to deal with. But I still manage to support…

A birthday party in Italy!

Mélina from France Hosting country: Italy sending organisation: Compagnons Bâtisseurs   1. What surprised you the most during your workcamp? I was suprised by the rules in the school and I saw a lot of bad drivers in the city.   2. What was the biggest fear you had before the project and how did…