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To leave is to discover oneself

It’s been four months since I left home 3.000 kilometres away. I’ve been alone for four months now, without my usual familiar surrounding. I’ve been discovering myself for four months. Because yes, going to volunteer is on the one hand a cultural encounter with your host country but also a personal one. You find yourselfContinue reading “To leave is to discover oneself”

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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”

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”

Exchange is Key during Volunteering

. “Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.” Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot Being almost 3 months in Finland, a quarter of time passed. Time passed very quickly. Too quickly. A lot happened. Many changes took place.  Many people struggle nowadays. Those are tough times becauseContinue reading “Exchange is Key during Volunteering”

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”

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”