Leaving Athens

After three months in Athens as a volunteer with Hellenic Youth Participation, my time is now up. Having spent my last weekend in Thessaloniki to get an experience of the second largest city of Greece, I am now doing my last week. It is a weird feeling. Since uprooting after three months requires some preparation,…

Arrival of new volunteers

It is a funny feeling when new volunteers arrive. It is people you will likely spend a lot of time with both professionally and privately, so it is important that you get along. Additionally, new volunteers generate memories of the feelings experienced when you yourself initially arrived. Recalling the overwhelming feeling of arriving in Syntagma,…

SHINING BAFI

Has been a while since my last post and also has been more than 3 months that I’m already here. When doing EVS we think that is essentially about volunteering and the experience gained while you are dedicated to the project, however it is also from it that you give yourself the self-knowledge, that you…

Being a Volunteer

Being a volunteer has both advantages and disadvantages. It gives you the opportunity of getting experience in different fields, which you would otherwise not have had the opportunity of trying out. It allows you to meet a lot of passionate people from around the world. It is also an opportunity to obtain some valuable experience,…

A Greek love affair

I wouldn’t consider myself inexperienced or naive. I have lived in a lot of cities all around the world. However, Athens is hardly like anything I have every experienced before. After having lived here for a little more than a month our relationship is quickly developing. Growing closer and closer, we are starting to get…

Dear creativity!

From the very beginning creativity has been very relevant throughout the EVS process in HYP. Without a doubt I have learned a lot and my mind is increasingly full of new creative ideas. For the first time I’ve been working with the Roma kids and I must say that in the end it was an…

EVS . GOALS . HYP

The adventure itself begins already in the fact of being in a different country. I believe that the learning at the end of this experience will be very beneficial for my life from now on and the responsibility imposed has been a crucial point that is remembered daily. Adult life is quite complex, and the…

Goals I want to achieve with my EVS experience

We all know that doing volunteer work  transform´s one person´s life, volunteering helps you grow. Not only as a person, it can help you develop your skill set as well. The only real downside is how hard it is to leave when circumstances make it difficult for you to continue, one of the main reasons…

What makes Athens special

We are 4 volunteers that decided to explore nice places to spend time with friends in Athens. We spent a whole day walking around in the city and we found these amazing places: 1.Philapappos We started in philopappos hill to feel the fresh of the morning and to enjoy a nice view of Athens. There…

My Greek Gods!

Hello dear readers, I am writing this blog because I have not shared a new blog post for a long time. I have forgotten to send a blog post in the my routine. I want to talk about my last 9 months. What was it for me and what i did about EVS. I have…

Welcome to Athens!

Hello Athens! I arrived to Athens on the 15th January, and so far I’m enjoying everything about Athens. On the first day I meet Melike my flatmate she is turkish (also a volunteer) she help me getting directions to the basic places, it was nice to meet her (sad she´s leaving soon). On the first…

Being in Athens, the land of the gods.

Here I am in Athens, it has already proved to be an incredible city. I have no words to describe how good it feels to be here, it’s been three weeks since I arrived and the truth is that I already feel at home. I’ve known a lot of nice people and every day is…