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Preslava from "SOS - families at risk" tells us about the positives and challenges of working with children!

Today we will present you- Preslava - a volunteer at the SOS Foundation - Families at Risk . She tells us about how our plans don’t always happen, but sometimes it leads to even better results that change our views of the world :). Hello, how are you? I feel good! Today was extremely dynamic and…


4 Skills You Can Develop During Your Volunteering Time

Volunteering is known to be a rich experience, but did you know that it can help you find a job? During this time volunteering abroad, you will gain some skills that are going to be useful for your future! Here are 4 skills you will be able to develop during your volunteering and how they are…


Mariela from "SOS-families at risk" tells us about her passion for working with children!

Although she is still very young, Mariela, who is a volunteer at the SOS Families at Risk Foundation, knows what she wants to do with her life - work with children. Filled with a lot of energy and positive charge, she is committed to volunteering because she does exactly what she loves. Find out…


Did Volunteering Practices Evolve Through the Twenty-One Century? Let’s Find out Together

  In June 2020, the Plan of Action to Integrate Volunteering into the 2030 Agenda for the Global Technical Meeting on Volunteering 2020, published a study on volunteering practices in the twenty-first century. This study suggests that volunteering practices have evolved due to technological…


What It's Like To Work With Your Friends - Eli from HALE 3 Tells Us About It

Each of us probably knows a positive and invigorating, always smiling person - this is Ellie from Hale 3! She is one of those artistic personalities who see the world differently and inspire us. If you want your day to be sunny, read her interview 🙂 Hello Eli. Please introduce yourself…


9 Steps to Preparing a Resume if You Have No Experience

When you have no experience in a field or any previous work experience at all, it is important that your resume corresponds to the job advertisement or internship for which you are applying. Focus on the qualities required for a successful career in the sector. Whether it would be soft or hard…


Genata from HALE 3 Tells How Extreme Sports and Volunteering Are Combined

Hello Genata, how are you! Hi, I'm fine. Well, I just tried a skate trick, one try turned out good, the other didn't… Introduce yourself in a few words! I am Evgeni Penkov, from Sofia and I am a skateboard, ski, rollerblade, snowboard instructor, and some other sports when necessary. I am a…


Meet Elitza - Our Environmentally-Friendly Volunteer in Marseille

Elitza is one of these youngsters that make you smile from the first time you see her - always positive, full of energy, and passionate about the environment. Last year she headed to Marseille to become a volunteer in the office of our partner Eurocircle as part of REVE - a project within the…


Guide: How To Find The Right European Solidarity Corps Project For You?

Nowadays there are many opportunities ahead of young people for both personal and professional development. The Internet gives people endless resources of information. And globalization is making traveling easier each day and young people grow more conscious with each generation. If you are…


What Inspires Alexandra From Sunny House Center to be a Social Worker!

Alex together with her colleagues Elis and Ivelina. Alexandra is a young specialist developing herself in the field of psychology and social work. She came back to the day center "The Sunny House" continuing her missing to help others. Learn more about what inspires her, what is her experience with…


5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Volunteering

You have decided to diversify your everyday life or maybe you want to meet new people? Perhaps you want to gain experience in a certain area? That’s all great! Volunteering is a path that gives a person the chance to find many answers both for oneself as well as for life in general. However,…


Claudia Tells Us More About Her Adventures in Varna, Passion for Social Work and Being an Intern During a Pandemic!

Claudia is one of the lovely interns that joined the team of An Association FOR YOU last fall. She is deffinately one of those energetic people, that fill you up with positive attitude. That's may be because she is commited to social work, travelling around the world exploring new places and…


7 Motivational Reasons to Volunteer!

In our busy day to day life, we often try to take more and more from life but how often do we help others? Luckily, there are some things we can do, in which the more we give, the more we receive. Engaging in voluntary activities is one of these things! In our post today we are going to tell you…


Meet Our Lovely Intern from France Lea!

Lea (to the left) together with the other volunteers from An Association FOR YOU and L'Alliance Française de Varna! Lea is from France and she joined Association FOR YOU's team as an intern last Autumn. She helped the activities at the social workshop Place FOR YOU for the last three months. See…


Skills developed as an intern in Bulgaria

Being a volunteer in another country is not an easy task - you meet up with lots of challenges and culture shock, but most importantly you learn many new things. See what is to be an intern in Bulgaria through the eyes of Claudia from Germany, who's been part of the team of Association FOR YOU…


What Happened During the YE Ecology Act

Between the 15th and 20th of October, ten young French people came to Varna for a youth exchange organised by Maison de l’Europe WIPSEE and Association For You. This exchange, called Ecology Act 1, aimed at raising awareness on the importance of ecology. It was also an opportunity for these young…


Association FOR YOU Was Awarded in the Competition "VOLUNTEER MISSION - (IM) POSSIBLE" 2020

We are pleased to share that we were awarded in the competition "VOLUNTEER MISSION - (IM)POSSIBLE" 2020, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria. Voting ended on December 4, 2020, and on December 5 - International Volunteer Day, an online award ceremony was held for the winners…


8 Reasons Why Lifelong Learning is Important

  We might not always realise it, but we’re always learning. Every day, we discover something new, whether it’s academic knowledge, how to do something, or knowledge on someone, yourself or even what’s in the dish you last ate. But what makes lifelong learning so important? And why should you…


Talking About the Passion for Volunteering with Hrisi from A Place FOR YOU

Hrisi - always positive and with a smile on her face! Hrisi is not a new face to our organization - she’s been participating as a volunteer in the social workshops, as well as in youth projects such as Youth For Social Change, In your Shoes, as well as our last youth exchange Ecology Act!, for…


7 Ways Artistic Activities Affect Mental Development

Nowadays, a lot of people believe that being smart is only a question of being good at maths and science. But there’s a good reason why many famous scientists are also great authors, painters and musicians. The best moment to teach children about the different artistic activities is early…