European Voluntary Service (EVS) gives young people opportunity to volunteer abroad up to 12 months in the field they are interested in. Young people interested in EVS can find an organisation where they will volunteer in the database of organisations with EVS accreditation, also a sending organisation from the country they are coming from is needed. Prospective volunteers should be between ages 17 and 30.
EVS activities should be aimed at bringing benefit to the local community in the country in which the EVS programme is being carried out. At the same time it is important for it to have a clear educational goal for the volunteer. In the time of volunteering he or she is entitled to financial compensation, which includes basic living costs and language course(s), the volunteer also has a mentor who helps him or her throughout the EVS experience.
Foundation Wings of Hope received accreditation for hosting and sending EVS volunteers in September of 2013. In the years 2014 and 2015, foundation hosted six (6) volunteers. They all shared their stories about their EVS experiences or will do so in the near future, so that youth from Bosnia and Herzegovina can learn firsthand about this volunteering opportunity. Of course, new volunteers will bring new stories.
Volunteers that we hosted:
Maria Chernayeva, Bulgaria from October 2014 until October 2015
Paolo Filetti from Italy has spent his one year long EVS project in Wings of Hope from December 2014 until December 2015
Almedina Lozić, Slovenia from September 2015 until September 2016
Elske Thaden, Scotland from October 2015 until October 2016, My EVS story – Elske
Marta Fiorin, Italy from October 2015 until October 2016
Urszula Andruszko from Poland has spent her one year long EVS project from October 2016 until October 2017 in Wings of Hope. More about it you can read here: My EVS story – Ula
Maria Dumbsky from Germany has spent here one year long EVS project in Wings of Hope from October 2017 until October 2018.
Petra Goljevšček from Slovenia has spent here short-term EVS project in Wings of Hope from February 2018 until April 2018.
Tjaša Brečko from Slovenia has spent her 4 months long EVS project in Wings of Hope from April 2018 to October 2018.
Sašo Hacin, Slovenia from July 2018 to September 2018
Volunteers that we send:
Milenko Nikić, Cracow, Poland for 8 months
Nerina Kadrić, Ljubljana, Slovenia for 12 months
Daniel Fejzić, Almvik, Sweden for 10 months
Irina Kujundžić, Denmark for 10 months
Biljana Đajić, Chiari, Italy for 12 months
Berina Verlašević, Pula, Croatia for 10 months
Rijad Cerić, St. Polten, Austria for 10 months
Džana Kospo, Trbovlje, Slovenia for 10 months