“Coffee Time with… Volunteers of European Voluntary Service”

The Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA in IlidĹľa was visited by volunteers from 8 countries.     

A “Coffee Time with…” session was organized with the volunteers of the European Voluntary Service during which youth exchanged their experiences. The session was attended by volunteers from the European Voluntary Service and Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA and by representatives of the Association for Preventing Addiction “Narko-Ne”.           

They discussed the lifestyle of youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the educational system and advantages that volunteering provides for youth.       

The voluneers of the European Voluntary Service were intorduced with the activities of the Institute for Youth Development KULT and the Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA, and tried to master the basics of the local language.        

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) enables youth to perform voluntary services from the area of their interest in another country. Youth may volunteer in areas such as culture, youth, sports, children, cultural heritage, art, animal welfare, environment, etc.  

Volunteers from Austria, Denmark, Turkey, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and the United Kingdom spend at least 3 months and no more than 1 year in the countries of Western Balkans, where they meet youth, aid in resolving local issues and acquire new knowledge that they will implement in their future voluntary engagements. 

More information on the volunteering program are available at: http://goo.gl/g9sXo9

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