THIS ONE IS HUGE.
Part of the volunteering there’s training courses that are part of your EVS, which is a formal (non formal) educational program that happen in a different part of your residence country (in my case Spain) with more than 20 other volunteers.
This one will be really a good experience since you’ll probably have no idea about most of the activities or the people participating there.
1st day will be about getting to know the facility and the people around you, you will probably be tired and hungry which is normal, so first day is your day, rest, get to know your surrounding and get ready for the adventure.
The upcoming days are when the action happen, it’s gonna be 4 full days of activities and learning. I’ll tell you that you’re gonna be active the whole period and working yourself over there (more focus less party), so if you’re willing to visit the city or do some shopping you probably should think twice about it.
Probably most of you now aren’t that excited about this or willing to accept this training.
So, the upcoming days we got to know more about the program and the whole plan basically for this week and BOY it wasn’t fun at all. We had several meetings, workshop and trips to the city center ( Yohoo ).
For this training i’ll tell you that it was about getting to know our EVS, Erasmus+, our rights and over all get to know the country that we are staying at this moment.
The actives were basic and simple for everyone to understand but meaningful and in point.
this one was about TRUST, we had to be blindfolded and trust our partners to find the “egg” without talking as well, and finally take it to the Eggs HQ. Looks easy but if something went wrong everyone could be lost probably or even worst, so team work is a must.
i’ll not explain to you what happen each day, but will give you few interesting examples and go thru them, just to have a general idea.
This next one was fun all around ( indeed it was really fun ), we had a list with tasks to do and the mission was to finish them before a certain time, and just be creative and enjoy our time.
In those tasks we had to ask local people about fact about that city( the most epic thing happened in the city, the cheapest coffee in the city center, most famous landmarks….) you got the point, so getting contact with people was either success o unlucky to make, especially when they see 5 foreign persons coming running to there faces.
Like this one we had to find locals who actually live in the city and in a certain place we need to take a picture with them, which was hard at first to do, so we had to explain in details what and why all this but we had it at the end.
Too much fun right, well let’s not forget the educational part of this training all this is part of it, and nothing is meaningless each class have something to teach us.
We got to know more about Erasmus+ program in details as well as our EVS and what our plans for the upcoming months which we were creative about it and each one of us had to make a board explaining his vision and everything he/she willing to do in this time. Also rights which is a big deal, since most participants didn’t know much about it or had issue with there host organization, so it was really interesting to understand a bit what’s going on.
To finish this, i’ll tell you that there’s a lot to cover, I tried to be short and just give you a peek of what happened over there and hopefully you’ll get an idea about it.
I’ll be more happy to explain to you and tell you more about this training, you can always contact me or Ticket2Europe anytime to get updated.
To finish this, i’ll tell you that TEAM-WORK always win in any situation, try to get to know your city, the people, make contacts, enjoy your EVS experience.
Until next one.
ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER STORY.