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ESC Volunteers #stayingatproject – Part III

Due to great interest in our volunteers’ stories we have decided to connect with volunteers all over Europe in order to share their stories. We wanted to see how their volunteering experience differs from ours and the ones having their project in Finland. #stayingatproject is linked to the current #stayathome movement giving the impression ofContinue reading “ESC Volunteers #stayingatproject – Part III”

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ESC Volunteers #stayingatproject – Part II

Due to great interest in our volunteers’ stories we have decided to connect with volunteers all over Europe in order to share their stories. We wanted to see how their volunteering experience differs from ours and the ones having their project in Finland. #stayingatproject is linked to the current #stayathome movement giving the impression ofContinue reading “ESC Volunteers #stayingatproject – Part II”

ESC Volunteers #stayingatproject – Part I

Due to great interest in our volunteers’ stories we have decided to connect with volunteers all over Europe in order to share their stories. We wanted to see how their volunteering experience differs from ours and the ones having their project in Finland. #stayingatproject is linked to the current #stayathome movement giving the impression ofContinue reading “ESC Volunteers #stayingatproject – Part I”

Different Perspectives of Volunteers – Part III

We have started a small joint project with volunteers we got to know in Finland. As the situation for all people around the world has changed, it has a huge impact on the lifes of volunteers as well. Coming to Finland to get in touch with people and culture, it became very limited. How doContinue reading “Different Perspectives of Volunteers – Part III”

Different Perspectives of Volunteers – Part II

We have started a small joint project with volunteers we got to know in Finland. As the situation for all people around the world has changed, it has a huge impact on the lifes of volunteers as well. Coming to Finland to get in touch with people and culture, it became very limited. How doContinue reading “Different Perspectives of Volunteers – Part II”

Different Perspectives of Volunteers – Part I

We have started a small joint project with volunteers we got to know in Finland. As the situation for all people around the world has changed, it has a huge impact on the lifes of volunteers as well. Coming to Finland to get in touch with people and culture, it became very limited. How doContinue reading “Different Perspectives of Volunteers – Part I”

Hyvärilä-Metsäkartano Volunteers Cooperation

by Olga Schesler and Elisa Lambot Having a meeting of volunteers living comparable close to each other was way overdue. Because of many meetings and the need of a driver it took way longer to agree on a date to meet in March. But we have managed after all. On Friday, 13th March at 10Continue reading “Hyvärilä-Metsäkartano Volunteers Cooperation”

On-Arrival Training

*Picture above was taken by Sarianne Lokasaari . What is this so called ‘on-arrival training’? The training is an obligatory part of the European Solidarity Corps which is organised by the National Agency in the host country.During the one week training volunteers may connect, share their experiences and learn from each other. The training supportsContinue reading “On-Arrival Training”

First Get-to-Know

Hei Elisa. Please, describe your today’s mood in one French word. Tranquille. What does it mean? It means “quite”. It’s about being good and not having any pressure. Elisa, please characterise yourself. I’m a reserved person at first. In an unknown surrounding I need time to be myself. That time comes when I feel comfortableContinue reading “First Get-to-Know”

What Makes This Special

Post by Margarida Martins It’s been said that it takes almost 2 years to assimilate into a new culture and to have less feelings of loneliness. Well, I believe that this is only a matter of time (which depends on each person) until we realize the big differences between our native country and the countryContinue reading “What Makes This Special”