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Please read below some of the experiences that volunteers gained by taking part in one of our workcamps in Greece:
In July 2018, Andrea left Slovekia to participate in a workcamp of 2 weeks, as a European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteer through the project "V.I.P. - Volunteering is Possible" with the financial support of the Erasmus+ Programme funded by the European Commission. She supported children with disabilites throught “This summer is ours“, a project organized by ELIX in Elefsina. Discover what she wrote about her experience.
When I started to talk about the possibility of joining a voluntary workcamp during the summer, nobody took me seriously. Nor did I, in the first place. I was not the kind of person to do something like that. That was what I thought, and what all the others thought too, I can guess.
My name is Carla, I’m 24 years old and I’m a student from Switzerland.
This spring, I participated in a wonderful work camp in Athens. It’s purpose was to “recycle for good“ – to repair old and broken furniture in order to give it to socially disadvantaged families.
Isabel was one of the volunteers’ team of Refugees Support Platform (PAR – Plataforma de Apoio aos Refugiados) from Portugal. She daily supported ELIX project “pame Scholio!” (Let’s go to School) at 87th school of Athens, educational and recreational activities project for kids from Eleonas Refugees Camp.
My name is Ryoko Tsukada. I am 20 years old from Japan.
I am studying about foreign countries’ cultures and developing countries’ issues at my university. Especially I am interested in helping people who face difficulties so I often volunteer at children’s nursing home, have been to some places which are suffered from the Great East Japan’s earthquake and visited Malaysia, Philippines and Myanmar to research their difficult situation.