Tag Archives: Volunteering

VCS – TEHV – EU AID VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers Centre Skopje is part of the EU project “Towards Effective Humanitarian Volunteering”. The main objective of the project is training for certification of organizations for the EU Aid Volunteers program, which is aimed at providing practical support to the humanitarian aid efforts, and at contributing towards strengthening the local capacities in countries affected by […]

The last EVS-volunteer

From May 2019 to February 2020 I did my nine-month EVS at Volunteers Centre Skopje in the Macedonian capital Skopje – being the last of this kind, since the EVS program is now being replaced by the ESC (European Solidarity Corps). Already after a study-visit with the Young European Federalists (JEF) in 2017, I decided […]

Who was Jean Monnet?

History is an open book. It comprises our past represented as a tale of events, with mistakes and lessons, with victories and defeats. Each of us is still writing history putting the basis of chapters to complete the book. When we are talking about history, especially when we are talking about World War I and […]

Safeguarding heritage, or how to create bridges between people

After the Second World War, the number of projects attempting to recreate links between countries through international heritage restoration sites increased. From this ideal, REMPART network was created in France in 1966, with a strong will to welcome volunteers from abroad on its restoration sites. Consisting of 180 local associations, the network organizes voluntary workcamps […]

Is volunteering a helping hand for your future?

Can you combine the law faculty with other activities? How? Just do it. Do not think that you don’t have time (I won’t have anyway), that you want to be focused only on your courses (you won’t be all the time), or that you don’t know how to do that and that (you will learn […]

Diary of an EVS Volunteer in Spain – UPDATE

If someone had told us our world would be confronted with a pandemic at the beginning of 2020, we would probably have replied with a shrug and disbelief. No one would have ever guessed that within a short period communities from everywhere would be forced to adjust to major changes caused by the coronavirus outbreak […]

VOICES May 2020

Home is strongly connected with safety and peace. Either you will call a home your family house, your favourite place that got your heart from the beginning, your country or the whole world. There are many definitions. But it should always mean that at home you’re safe and peaceful. Everyday now you probably hear the […]

Life at home of VCS family

Starting a new thread “Life at Home” in our Voices magazine, we are reaching few members of our VCS family to ask them about their thoughts and impressions. Finnish, Polish, French and Turkish living in sunny Macedonia… Summer surprised us, especially me from Finland, as I consider 20 degrees plus to be a summer already. […]

VOICES March 2020

As the spring gets closer, this edition of VOICES is bursting with topics full of light, love and questions. The topic of the month will take you deep into the world of tattoos, maybe so deep that you’ll end up taking one on your own skin! And one of the most essential things in life, […]

Добредојде Догукан – нашиот нов волонтер од Турција!

Merhaba! Јас сум Догукан, имам 23 години и доаѓам од Турција. Живеам во Кападокија (воздушни балони, оџаци од бајките…). Студирам на Универзитетот „Невшехир“ и имам уште еден семестар до дипломирање. Уште на првата година од студиите сфатив дека луѓето можат да прават луди нешта само поради младоста или само заради тоа што се млади. Па, […]

Welcome Dogukan, the new volunteer from Turkey!

Merhaba! I’m Doğukan, 23, from Turkey. I live in Cappadocia (air balloons, fairy chimneys…) in Turkey. I study primary school teaching at Nevsehir University and I have 1 semester to graduation. I realized in my first year at university that people can do crazy things just his/her youth. So, I leave my comfort zone and […]