• 8: April – Curso de Monitor
    In March I did my curso de monitor. I attended online classes in the first two weeks, and then I went to Leon to participate in the camp.I was a little bit scared about the language at the beginning, because I was the only one not speaking Spanish as a native, but I never had
  • 7: March – Moving to Spain
    I came to Spain knowing that I had to search for a job after the end of the project and that i needed to decide what I had to do with my life. Luckily just after the first month I understood that I wanted to remain in Spain working as a professional educator (monitor in
  • 6: February – Learning a new language
    In those six month my spanish improved a lot. I studied it in middle school, but I was very bad at the time, and in the next thirteen years I lost all my skills and knowledge. When I arrived in Spain, I wasn’t even able to introduce myself. During my first month I was surprised
  • Working at Casal Jove
    In February, my fourth month here begins, months in which I have learned a lot and also worked hard to learn as much as possible from others and to tackle this huge event organized by the Casale: the manga festival. They were intense weeks full of research to find activities suitable for the event and
  • The Christmas atmosphere in Spain
    This year in Spain, I wanted to make the most of it, and the Christmas atmosphere is one of the things not to be missed. I feel very fortunate to be part of this project and to have met wonderful people at work who are now friends and who involve me in their lives and
  • 5: January – Far From Home
    During the festivity of Christmas and Easter and during five weeks in the summer Casal Jove organize activities everyday for the young people that are not going to school. This meant for me staying in Sagunto for Christmas. We were helping in the morning the monitores in doing the activities with the kids, and in
  • Express yourself and help
    L’esperienza di volontariato, secondo me, deve essere vissuta pienamente, condividendo le proprie conoscenze e competenze, come la mia passione per la cucina. Ecco perché a Casal Giove, da dicembre in poi, c’è un corso settimanale di cucina italiana completamente organizzato da me. Fino a un mese prima ero nella mia stanza a studiare e sognare
  • Changing lives with the European Solidarity Corps
    Mi chiamo Donata e sono una studentessa universitaria italiana. Sono nata in Sicilia da genitori che amano viaggiare e ho iniziato ad esplorare il mondo fin da giovane. Per frequentare l’università di marketing e iniziare a vivere lontano dalla mia terra d’origine, ho dovuto spostarmi di 1000 km da casa, iniziando una nuova esperienza che
  • 4: December – Let’s Chat!
    The “Let’s Chat” is the first activity that I started to organize alone using non formal education. It is an hour of games in english for people from eleven to fourteen years old, made with two different group every week. The goal is not to teach english, but to make them practise the knowledge they
  • 3: November – Working Routine
    At the end of October, just in time for the Halloween celebration, arrived the other volunteer of my project, Donata. I think it my be intresting to describe our working routine. There are actually two Casales in witch we organize activities: the one in Puerto and the one in Sagunto. I normally work in Puerto
  • 2: October – My month alone
    My first month in Sagunto was a pretty intense experience. I was the only volunteer in the project at the moment and I couldn’t speak spanish. It never happened to me before to not being able to communicate, because when i did my first Erasmus + experience my english was already decent. It was tought
  • 1: September – Wellcome to Casal Jove
    Hi, I am Luca, and I’m volunteering now in Puerto de Sagunto.Why did I decided to leave? Because I always wanted to try to live abroad, because I’m going to finish university but i don’t know what i want to do with my life, and because after Covid I was feeling a sense of emptiness
  • My Sixth month in SPAIN 🇪🇸 – Leonard
    Hola! 👋 Can you believe it’s already been 6 months in 🇪🇸? Time flies ✈ I’m happy to say that I’ve been feeling more confident with my Spanish lately 🇪🇸. I’ve been chatting with my coworkers at work and even making new friends 🤙 I had the opportunity to experience Fallas in Valencia for the
  • My fifth month in SPAIN 🇪🇸 – Leonard
    My fifth month begun by going to a school dressed like Sonic 🏃‍♂️💨 to promote an event at our work, that’s good marketing tbh hahah. Anyways, after a week another best friend of mine(i have a lot of best friends lol) came to Valencia to see me (he said), let’s say that i believe him.
  • My fourth month in SPAIN 🇪🇸 – Leonard
    My fourth month in Spain begun when i returned 13 January (a bit late but the plane tickets were expensive afff) Anyways, after returning from Greece 🇬🇷 i appreciated more the area i live. Having to live less than 1 minute from the beach it’s quite amazing 😂 Also my level of spanish instantly went
  • My third month in SPAIN 🇪🇸 – Leonard
    Sooo(❄️🥶), December begun with the wrong foot because i had a bad illness and i missed my trip to Madrid (🥲) Around in the middle of December i went back to Greece to my Familia to spend the christmas and new years 🎄🌟 🛫 Before flying to Athens i went to Barcelona and it happened
  • My Second Month in SPAIN 🇪🇸 – Leonard
    Second Month in Spain, Valencia was mostly about exploring. seeing familiar faces again and Self Reflection. 🧘‍♂️ The first days of November my friends Elli and Sergi came to visit me in Valencia, we had a great time as we already knew each other from Greece. We explored Valencia, we ate traditional food and of
  • My first month in SPAIN 🇪🇸 – Leonard
    INTRO So my name is Leonard, I’m 21 years old and i was born in Romania in the Transylvania part. At 1 year old i went to Greece with my family so from then till now i was living there. Basically i know 4 languages Romanian, Hungarian, Greek, English and NOW my mission is to
  • The beginning month
    My first month here I arrived on the 19th Of July and went into CasalJove for the first time the next day. I was surprised by how different the youth centre was compared to the UK and Poland. I met a couple people there and then went and joined one of the summer schools that
  • A one way ticket
    A one way ticket. It all started around the end of June 2022. I was back at my hostel in London working again after travelling for two months and everything started seeming monotonous again, even the weather… I started to research where I could travel to next or even move to and there were so