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Short-term volunteering in Croatia

This article has been written by the four volunteers Stylianos Papadakis, Maria Daikou, Giantsiou Maria and Gerogiannis Petros-Antonios of the project Outward Bound, which is co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps of the European Union. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects […]

Do you know the benefits of volunteering?

Volunteering has a number of key benefits, from improving your wellbeing, building your CV through to contributing to a community, that make the activity rewarding for everyone involved. In relation to the individual, volunteering provides a lot of personal benefits. It has been proved that volunteering contributes to your physical and mental wellbeing. Exploring your […]

“Don`t be afraid of trying something you don’t know anything about, challenge yourself and enjoy every single moment of the experience.”

We want to share the story and experiences of Giorgia, Basma and Eleonora, who are volunteering at Merseyside Expanding  Horizons. The association offers opportunities to people from different background and origin to get valuable working experiences abroad, by sending and hosting volunteers and interns.  From the left Giorgia, a girl of 24 years old who studies […]

How can volunteering improve our lives and empower us?

After three months in Hungaria, Esdra, a volunteer from Palermo, Italy, tells her story of self-awareness, growth and achievement of new competences thanks to the European Solidarity Corps, an amazing experience “out of her comfort zone”. Esdra has taken part in an ESC project getting in contact with Per Esempio Onlus, an association implementing international […]

There are 109 million of us!

According to the data of “State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018: The Thread that Binds” we are part of the 109 million community of volunteers in the world! The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018: The Thread that Binds created the research which included five continents in order to understand and present the […]

Voluntary at school

We usually associate volunteering with shelters and youth feeding dogs or collecting money for those in need. However, this is not always the case. We should be aware that volunteering is something that will benefit both parties. Working for free we can learn a lot of new and grow personally. One of the many different […]