International volunteering(Italy): EVS’ definition by Eva (Video)
Go out and do something. Be active. Be useful. Live your life to the fullest. Do EVS!
Sometimes the images, positive vibes, passion and the enthusiasm expressed in a video can persuade you to take action. At least, that was the conviction and idea behind the promotional EVS video I created (together with Elena Cazzulo, a professional video maker), as my personal project during my European Voluntary Service (EVS) at Cesvov in Varese (Italy).
Our intention was to explain to other people what EVS is and how to tackle the application process, but most of all, to share our own positive EVS energy with the rest of the world.
Do EVS – that was our message to young people in Europe!
Are you interested in doing an EVS project? Watch the video below, and find out what EVS is and how to find a project, explained by EVS volunteers themselves. (the video is in Italian, but we provided English subtitles)
The volunteers you see in the video are Nani from Germany, Julie from Belgium, Mercedes from Spain and myself:
four girls (among many other volunteers) who have done their EVS in Varese, Italy. The four of us shared a small house in the North of Italy, even though we were all involved in different EVS projects: a support centre for volunteering (Cesvov-Eva), a day care centre for disabled people (La Finestra-Nani), an elderly day care centre (SOS Malnate SMS-Mercedes) and a Blood Donation Volunteering Centre (AVIS Varese – Julie). Not only did each one of us have a different EVS project, we also had different backgrounds, experiences, motivations… and still we were all involved in the same European programme: EVS. That’s why the idea came up to share the different story of our individual projects as that would maybe help explain the entire EVS experience to young people who aspire to be an EVS volunteer.
You can watch the video’s explaining our projects in different sectors through this link. Enjoy!