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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!…


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…


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…


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…


Interview With Laura - Our Creative Graphic Designer, Who Likes to Combine Work in the Office With Outdoor Activities

Laura is a 29 years old volunteer from Lithuania. We are just sitting in the office and discussing her age, as she doesn’t look like being almost in her thirties. I think it is because she likes to spend so much time outside. She has also another theory. She thinks that it may be because of…


You Should Not Base Your Expectations on Your Past Experiences - What Else Our French Volunteer, Marie Gabrielle, Has to Say About Her EVS in Varna?

No, we do not sit in a nice restaurant drinking small coffee (where the hell is a big “normal” coffee hidden in this country?). Marie and I actually didn’t even have a regular conversation. But hey, let’s imagine we did. It shouldn’t be so difficult, because Marie-Gabrielle happens to be my…


From Student to Experienced Teacher - Pavel Talks About His EVS Service in Poland

Last summer we have posted an announcement about a volunteering position in Poland on our Facebook Page. We received so many inquiries that it seemed impossible to choose the right person. Until we got the letter from Pavel. He knew very well what he wanted and why he was applying for this project.…


First Meeting EVS "Get Ready! Varna European Youth Capital 2017!"

On the 9th of February, there was the first meeting between some of the volunteers and interns in Varna and their coordinator Dilyana. The association FOR YOU wanted to welcome all of them in their office ;) Daria from Poland, Marie-Gabrielle from France, Laura from Lithuania, Assia from Germany…


Blogs, Robotics, and Working with Children – the Amazing Spanish EVS Experience of Our Volunteer Maya!

Meet Maya from Bulgaria! She searched the right EVS project for herself for a quite long time before leaving for Spain. However, after our interview with her, it was more than obvious, that the wait was worth it! You can read about her life and service in Spain and see for yourself why we think…


The European Gateway – Creating Better Conditions for International Professional Mobility of Youth

September 2016 was the official start of The European Gateway. This is a project which aims to change the way both professionals and young people view, implement and experience international professional mobility for youth. Association FOR YOU, Bulgaria, joined 7 other partners from 4 European…


EVS Chronicles in Foreign Countries Pt.2: Living in Lisbon

Hi Dilyana, just to follow the usual protocol tell us who you are: where are you from, what are you doing and where are you going. Hello, I’m Dilyana from Varna, Bulgaria. I am a volunteer in European NGO Mais Cidadania (more citizenship) in Lisbon, Portugal. I work in a relations department and…


Interview with Anda, the New Latvian Trainee of FOR YOU

Hi Anda! Just to begin our interview, speaking about yourself: who you are, where are you from and where are you going. Hello! I'm a positive, open-minded person who is a big ice cream lover and sometimes lives in a small world in which there is just me and myself, with no countries and races.…