To become part of EVS was a long felt dream of the Wildlife Rescue Center. The presence of these international youngsters, which participate actively and with happiness and enthusiasm in the daily life and work of the Rescue center, brings to us lot of positivity The first steps in the Youth In Action program were made officially in 2007 when the Wildlife Rescue Center was accredited as a hosting organization by the Bulgarian National Agency. Since then the Center has had real and visible success.
Short description of the program:
EVS – European Voluntary Service is Action 2 of Youth in Action EU program, 2007-2013, The activities are done in foreign countries and is a once in lifetime opportunity for youngsters between 18 and 30 to live and volunteer abroad for short-term – from 2 weeks up to 2 months, or long-term projects – from 2 up to 12 months. They will get professional support, guidance and tutorship for the entire duration of the project. At the end, the volunteers will get a certificate for the results achieved at the time of the project entitled ‘Youthpass’. The European commission covers all expenses in EVS activity – accommodation, food, transport, language lessons and even a monthly allowance. The main benefits of the program is to offer the possibility for the volunteers to acquire new skills and knowledge, to experience other cultures and concepts, to learn new languages and to challenge or enhance their points of view or opinions on life and all aspects of it. Amongst the priorities of the program are intercultural dialogue and reaching people with lesser opportunities.
Volunteers to date:
Since September 2007 the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center, Green Balkans – Stara Zagora, has hosted 5 youngsters from 4 different countries. These are our friends Swentje Muller, 22 from Germany, Richard Werban, 20 from Germany, Federico Lettiery, 27 from Italy, Mylene Sannier, 22 from France and Cora-Michal Graulich, 19 from Germany.
You can see the impressions of our volunteers:
Richard Werban, Germany – impressions
Related links in youth activates:
Green Balkans Youth project – data base
Youth in Action program
National Centre European Youth Programs And Initiatives
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