Interestingly, the EVS allows you to discover different cultures, the one of the country where you move but also those of other volunteers: you’ll meet so many young people from all over Europe during your project!! First of all you gather during the on-arrival and mid-term training, where you have the chance to share serious reflective as well as fun moments. Then, during your stay and because of travelling, the network expands and you’ll find several new friends! Consider that, for example, in Lithuania alone there are about 200 volunteers per year!
Moreover, if you find out that you have a lot in common, you can join forces and organise a project together!
That’s what happened to me: I met other volunteers from other parks of Lithuania and we decided to do something together to “Engage people for nature”. Indeed nature conservation is very important for us all and we realized that one way to inspire people to protect it, is simply to let them know more about it! So what we did is a video to talk and show about Lithuanian nature and about volunteering. It was an amazing experience both because of the hard team work on a common project and because of the much fun we had.
In the end this is the aim of the EVS, the creation of an intercultural network and a chance to grow by doing.
Hopefully our video will inspire you to volunteer for what you believe in and to respect and protect our wonderful nature!
Here the links to the project:
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JA0z39NzkO6c_p7_k-QNw
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/engagingpeoplefornature/