Tag Archives: Volunteering

Жив музеј на коли

Сирење, ајвар, тавче-гравче, ракија, ќебап, шопска салата, прекрасна природа, сонце и неверојатен амбиент создаден од луѓе-ова се само некои од првите асоцијации кои ги имам во глава за Македонија. Верувам дека најголем дел од луѓето што ја посетиле оваа држава барем еднаш во животот, ќе го кажат истото. Како волонтер во Европскиот солидарен корпус, живеам […]

From volunteer to a tourist guide – how to work during the pandemic

Tourism has stopped during the pandemic, but that did not stop people from finding other solutions. We talked with David Trajkovski – a tourist guide in Skopje who shares what activities he has done during this time.

Sustainable Volunteering with Ulla Rissanen

Volunteering in Africa may not be as ethical as you might think. We talked with Ulla Rissanen who volunteered in Tanzania about her experience, sustainable volunteering, and her advice for young people.

Towards the sun – trip to Kokino megalithic observatory

While traveling, we cross the borders of not only other countries but also our own. Macedonia is the perfect land for us, volunteers, to see the many wonderful places it offers us. The location also makes it an ideal starting point to visit other Balkan countries. These factors make us want to travel whenever possible […]

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. In our first episode, we talk with Edward Stead and Elen Wright-Stead about helping out as they can in a foreign country while they […]

THE FORGOTTEN AQUEDUCT

On the weekends, we’re always free from volunteering work by VCS, so we decided to go on a bit of adventure. Our good friend Chris, who also works at VCS, recommended the aqueduct and agreed to accompany us because he never went there either. We began our trip by getting some food and drinks from […]

“I want to feel empowered”

When she arrives in Skopje with six other Spanish volunteers on the 7th of June, it is the first time in her life Sheila comes to Macedonia. She does not know the language, and has to integrate fast into a society that is completely unknown to her: the VET program she enrolled indeed finishes at […]

New experience, new skills

A professional career is an important part of our lives. It is safe to say that each of us wants to do it today. However, not everything goes our way, and it often turns out that the completed studies do not guarantee our work in the profession. Good work is the result of our actions […]

Volunteering. Selfishness or Altruism?

A longer journey to the farthest corners of the world is undoubtedly a tempting vision. Our actions can make the world a better place, each day bringing us new challenges. In pursuit of a career, we often try to prove to ourselves that we are the ones who want to do something for others. However, […]

Светлата европска иднина

Да, беше навистина предизвикувачки да се организира настан со педесетина физички учесници во период на олабавување на мерките и се уште недоволна доверба дали го победивме „Ковид-19“. Но, тие прекрасни млади личности заслужија да добијат шанса да ги презентираат во живо своите проекти со кои го променија општеството на подобро. Работеа напорно изминатите 15 месеци […]

A bright European future

Yes, it was really challenging to organize an event with about fifty physical participants in a period of easing the measures and still insufficient confidence whether we beat Covid-19. But these wonderful young people deserved a chance to present their projects that changed the society for the better. They have worked hard for the past […]