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Bee grateful!

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

From USA to Macedonia: why the Steads came to volunteer in Skopje

With their two small Maltese, the retired North American couple is already used to move around – after living in the Bahamas for five years, their latest choice was Skopje, Macedonia. Edward Stead and Elen Wright-Stead are looking forward to helping out as they can in a foreign country while they enjoy the landscape and history of the region.

VOICES March 2021

As VCS is turning 15 years old, we are celebrating all the people that were inspired to grow in that time. But let’s be more specific! What is VCS all about? For me, it’s all about change and joy through small actions. Sure, volunteers are leaving their comfort zone behind to have new beginnings in […]

Welcome Yvan, our new volunteer from France

Bonjour ! My name is Yvan and I am 29. I grew up in Marseille for most of my life. I studied in Aix-en-provence when I was a student, a sunny cosmopolitan city located in the South East of France.

Our ESC in Portugal: An adventure that must be experienced

Two months ago we moved to Arrouquelas, a tiny village located in the center of Portugal with an amazing landscape and very welcoming inhabitants.

Let’s go expressly oriental, Enjoy!

Have you ever thought or dreamt of boarding a train to reach the utmost areas, exotic regions, going all the way to the end of the world? Let us go back in time before the golden age of aviation.

THE DARK FUTURE OF CHOCOLATE

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” ― Jo Brand
According to several studies, the existence of chocolate is in jeopardy due to the soaring demand and the dwindling supply from the cocoa agriculture sector. Imagine having your last bite of chocolate. Forever.

How J. Marion Sims became the “Father of modern Gynecology”

Nowadays called the “Father of modern Gynecology”, J. Marion Sims is praised by some and despised by others. The core of the polemic? Experimenting surgeries in enslaved black women without anesthesia in the 19th century.

Andrej Pavlov – Industrial Designer and contemporary artist

Andrej Pavlov (24), Industrial Designer and contemporary artist exploring shapes created from single continuous line. Most of his work is based on portraits and shapes representing human body, inspired by people’s energy, emotions and creativity spread around him. Pavlov’s art consists unique expression, following peculiar language where aesthetic, physical and spiritual concepts coexist in line […]

Ahoy from New Zealand, sailors!

Back in the days, I had the wonderful chance to travel to New Zealand for three weeks. I went to a few places, for instance, Christchurch, Rotorua, or Queenstown. While I was in Auckland, I dedicated time to visit the very nice national Maritime Museum. Are you ready to go out into the open sea?

Barber Saloon Experience: it’s more than just a haircut

“You can trust your barber with secrets you can’t tell your wife”
Communication, and people skills, together with barbering skills, are what makes a successful barber.