We all want to get out of our comfort zones now and then, but it’s scary. We choose to stay where we are because we are frightened to take risks, no matter how good the life scenario we would like to have. So what can we do? First, I compile a list of everything I
  • Meghan from Austria
    As I am writing this, I realize that as of tomorrow, I have already been living here in Silla, Spain for one month. Even though it’s true, it feels rather surreal to say these words out loud. Moving abroad- just after having graduated high school and with having no experience of living in a shared
  • Tale from Germany
    My name is Tale, I am 19 years old and I am from a small town in the north of Germany. I finished school this year, so I was looking for some new experience and adventures. I decided to go abroad as a volunteer to meet a lot of people, learn Spanish and to challenge
  • Thinking out loud
    I’m not sure how much of what I’m thinking can be conveyed to the page. People use their experiences to make a location their home. All objects and persons are ghosts unless we have memories of them. However, as your memories gather and your days pass bitterly and sweetly, you begin to form your own
  • Ready, steady, aim and cheer
    Hola familia, me presento.Mi nombre es Melquiades y soy voluntario europeo en el espai jove de Silla.Inicio esta etapa con muchas ganas, mucha ilusión y mucha fuerza, deseando hacerlo lo mejor que sé. Toda esta andadura comienza con una propuesta en junio para realizar un training course en Bulgaria, seguido de un proyecto grupal en
  • Today is difficult tomorrow will be worse but later the sun will rise
    adiós verano… Summer is over, with it the laughter in the pool, the improvised plans, the smell of sunscreen have gone… Now September begins, the month that we never want to arrive but that with its speed, surprises us every year. These month I have learned that you cannot expect anything from anyone, that people
  • I don’t want to listen to songs any longer I want to sing
    June is one of my favorite months, especially the 13th. I wouldn’t believe it if someone told me I’d be 23 in Spain. With my buddies, we had a fantastic birthday celebration. For me, it was unique. Every year, I continue to discover new things. In each new age, I continue to discover new things.
  • No byebye
    Hi, It’s Andrea. I was a volunteer from January 2020 to March 2021 and I am still here (¿wait, qué?).  My story is long, probably one of the longest volunteer stories ever. I came before the pandemic, spent a few months online, went for a break back to my country and returned again in October
  • “si el viento no te lleva, rema”
    3 months ago, I was a news editor for a television channel, while I was attending school, I was trying to continue my business life.  Everything happened so suddenly and I found myself here sometimes I am still amazed. I’ve experienced so much in such a short time. I cried, I laughed, I got sad,
  • Sara – Granada (Spain)
    Hola, soy Sara y soy de Granada (Andalucía). He venido a Silla a hacer un voluntariado en el centro ocupacional Tola, en el que se lucha porque las personas con diversidad funcional logren cumplir sus metas, expresen sus deseos y sean escuchados, tengan toda la autonomía posible y se relacionen con su comunidad. Llevo aquí
  • Youth Club Activities, from Boredom to Peace – Alexander
    Before I moved to Spain in October, I had never taken part in weekly youth work activities – nor known what a youth center really was. But this was about to change, as I do a part of my volunteering in Espai Jove Silla. I often felt uncomfortable at first, but I came to realize
  • Volunteer diaries – Zeynep
    It’s been 2 months since my arrival to Spain. Time is too fast. I can’t believe that 2 months already passed. This is a good and a bad situation.. I woke up this morning with the news that the curfew was extended. Moreover, the situation in my own country is getting worse. While all this
  • Zeynep from Turkey
    VOLUNTEERİNG İN THE PANDEMIC:  “UNDER THE SPAİN SKY WHERE MY STORY BEGINS “ Where the sun constantly  shines and  palm trees in the shadow of a volunteer story. İ am here during pandemıc J The best part of volunteering is to collect good friendships and memories. İ wanted to expirience the culture, history life and
  • Alexander from Hungary
    It has been half a year since my arrival. In October, I came here with excitement, a willingness to learn, and a desire for adventure. I was not sure what to expect but I knew it was going to be an experience I would cherish for the rest of my life. And I am glad
  • Voluntariat Europeu
    Les nostres voluntàries han rebut ja els materials del #CosEuropeuDeSolidaritat de part de l’IVAJ. 😃 #Voluntariat #Joventut #XarxaJove
    Various cultures approach the end of October in several different ways. Some celebrate that they can be closer to their long-gone relatives, either physically or in a transcendent way, others wear costumes to scare away ghosts or to have fun, while lots of people just think about their passed away loved ones and mourn more
  • Alexander, from Hungary
    Hello everyone! My name’s Alexander, I’m 19 years old and from Hungary. I’m going to be a volunteer in Silla for the next 9 months and that I’m thrilled about. Unfortunately, I’ve never been to Spain before, but I’ve always been fascinated by the country, the culture, and especially the language, so I eagerly look
  • An unexpected journey!
    Saludos de Silla soleada, del proyecto europeo donde decidí ser voluntaria,donde decidí venir sola, durante una pandemia, en un centro con personas con discapacidades mentales por máximo – un año! Cuando persigues los sueños y tomas la decisión más difícil que te hace tan feliz, la vida simplemente te envía dificultades y ataques y te
  • Expect the unexpected!
    ACTION I, New year, new me. What a year! 2020 isn’t even halfway done and it surprises me every single day. It began really smooth, with a big decision of mine to spend six months at Valencia, Spain. I was more than ready to gain a new life experience and see what I can do
  • Hanna from Austria 2020
    Hanna is doing ESC in Silla