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Volunteering? Saskia talks about her experience.

Saskia Grieser (29) is a volunteer from Germany. She came to Varna in May and I remember when I met her for the first time during Sonia’s personal project without realising the fact that actually she is the new volunteer we were waiting for. She has big experience in youth and volunteering sector.…


FINDING EVS IN 5 STEPS

  1,2,3,4,5 … LET’S GO FOR THE EVS ! You want to do an EVS in Europe, here are the 5 tips to find your host organization: 1 – DEFINE YOUR PROJECT EVS gives you the opportunity to participate in different projects: - No need for professional experience - No need for diploma! Just motivation! -…


Youth Exchanges, EVS and Other Things...

Some time ago you had a chance to read about a youth exchange in Kranevo where we briefly presented participants from Varna. Now, you can get to know one of them. He will talk not just about youth exchanges but also about other projects in which he participated. Tell us something about yourself. I…


Bulgarian Meals Cooking Workshop in a Place For You

On the 7th of October we had a cooking workshop in a new home for social activities „Place For You“. The place is well prepared for such initiatives and the spacious kitchen can fit a lot of cooks :) The workshop was open for everyone. As always, some of the participants were youngsters with…


From an Erasmus Student to an EVS Volunteer - a Few Words from Sven Mertens

Every volunteer in our project is an unique person and has an unique story. And trust me when I say it, because this year we managed to gather very interesting blend of people. It also applies to how and why all of us decided to come to Varna. Even though we are part of one big project (Get Ready!…


“The Journey Goes on to New Horizons” - Exceptional Youth Exchange in Kranevo, Bulgaria

Last week I got the opportunity to participate in a Youth Exchange with 50 other people from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Portugal, Slovenia, Poland and the Netherlands. Project “The Journey Goes on to New Horizons” took place from 23rd of September 2017 to 1st of October 2017 in Kranevo. It…


Find Out What Tracey Gillen from Ireland Thinks about Bulgaria and Her Staying in Varna

The Association For You doesn’t only deal with an EVS projects. As you probably already know, from time to time we host interns as well.  Find out what Tracey Gillen from Ireland thinks about Bulgaria and her staying in Varna. You can read about many nice things, but not only as there is a place…


International Youth Exchange for Youngsters with Different Abilities and Disabilities “The Journey Goes on to New Horizons”

International youth exchange “The Journey Goes on to New Horizons” is organized by the Dutch organization “Rock Solid Foundation”. It targets youngsters with different abilities and disabilities. Association For You is the partner from the Bulgarian side. And, naturally, we are dealing as a host of…


Long-term EVS is Not the Only Option - Meet Our Volunteers From Italy!

Ergisa, Marta and Salvatore are volunteers who visited Varna just for the short-term EVS project and probably they enjoy their summer in Italy right now. Not all of them are Italians though. Ergisa is an Albanian girl who moved to Italy a long time ago. Girls have just graduated from high school…


Luiza Karimova, Our Russian Sunshine Who Shares Her Skills and Experience at the University of Economics - Varna

Luiza is our volunteer from Russia who is a part of the Association For You project since June. She’s 27 years old, full of energy, young woman who decided to turn her life upside down. Are you ready to find out something more about her experience in Bulgaria? Luiza, why did you decide to do…


The Sport and the City vol. 2

On the 15th of July, we gathered in the beautiful park of Asparuhovo. It was the 2nd event from the project “The Sport and the City”. As with the first event, we enjoyed a perfect weather! Sports and the City - 2nd Edition! Some of the volunteers present at the event! The different associations…


Assia Zaharieva and Her Attempts to Spread Her Passion in Varna. Our International But Bulgarian Volunteer :)

Assia Zaharieva is a Bulgarian who spends most of her life in Germany after moving there at the age of 12. The EVS project created an opportunity to go back to hometown and use what she had learned as well as her passion - rollerblading - in creating “new” space in Varna. She is the part of our…


Taste and Share vol2

As you remember, in March we made a very fun event called Taste & Share and it turned out to be a big success! This is why we decided to create something like a small tradition. And use the occasion to introduce you to our wonderful volunteers in person.   Last Thursday, on the 13th of…


As There are Not Enough French People in Varna, I Introduce You Morgane Bugara

We had a nice opportunity to celebrate a 29th birthday of Morgane here in Varna in April. This small clue is supposed to show you that this French volunteer isn’t already new into town. Besides, probably many of you have already had an opportunity to meet her during some of the events she helps to…


Some Moments From Our Presentation About Erasmus + and EVS Activities at Vasil Levski School

We think that it is very important to spread the news about the benefits of volunteering. We want to give information about other Erasmus + activities for youth as well. So we often make informative presentations for young people in schools. This week the volunteers Laura, Daria, Miranda and Saskia…


Lidia - Volunteer From Siberia

After being patient with her long visa fight, our volunteer from Russia managed to come to Bulgaria in March. Lidia is 28 years old girl (well, I should say woman) from Siberia, who already has a big experience living abroad and using different opportunities to travel the world. What is she doing…


The Sport and the City Vol. 1 - Skate Park Mladost

The Summer is finally in Varna and the city welcomes the new season with more and more alternative youth initiatives and events. One of them occurred this Saturday in the skate park Mladost and was open for participants of all ages. The organisers planned four events, which together form the…


The Summary About International Steering Committee in Varna For the Project 'The European Gateway'

On the 11th and 12th of May 2017, the Association FOR YOU organised an international steering committee. It included all the organisations and partners involved in the project The European Gateway,  Erasmus+, K2. You can read more about the purposes and aims of European Gateway in a previous post…


Our Small Family is Getting Bigger and Bigger - Meet Miranda From Cyprus

Miranda is a 26 years old volunteer from Cyprus who came to Bulgaria in February. She is here already for a few months and helps in Младежки дом together with Sonia (you could read about her experience last time). They already have a new helper there, the new volunteer from Germany - Saskia (you…


Sonia Golini - the French Volunteer of Varna European Youth Capital 2017

Sonia, French volunteer for Varna 2017. Sonia is a 24 years old French volunteer who came to Varna few months before us (and here I mean the bigger part of youth who participate in the project Get Ready – Varna 2017 and myself). This is why, I am sure, she has much more to share with you, as she…