European Solidarity Corps in IB Polska projects
Internationaler Bund Polska (IB Polska) has been carrying out European Voluntary Service projects since 2008, initially in the Youth in Action program, then in Erasmus + program. The accreditation of the coordinating and sending organization was granted in 2008 first, and then prolonged in 2011, 2014, 2017 as well as extended to include the role of host volunteers.
Currently, we organize long-term projects among the European Solidarity Corps program in the city of Cracow, and in two small towns nearby – Giebułtów, and Waganowice.
Thanks to the Foundation’s experience in coordinating EVS projects, an effective way of skilfully conducting activities was developed, with an emphasis on developing personal volunteers and increasing intercultural aspects of volunteering.
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Check out our volunteers’ blog
The blog is written in English, which is the main language of communication in the volunteering projects we run. Volunteers decide what they want to write about. Moreover, they create articles themselves and choose graphics or photos for them.
Volunteers who came to Poland describe themselves, their experiences, passions, and share traditions from their countries in their posts. Additionally, they describe the events they took part in or organized themselves for the local community. Moreover, they talk about the places where they work, about their students, and how they live in Krakow. We are glad that young people often describe how the project changed their lives and how they got rid of prejudices or overthrew their own deeply embedded stereotypes.
On the other hand, Polish volunteers who went on foreign projects write on a blog about what their projects looked like, what they did, what surprised them. They often describe the shock or cultural differences they collided with during their stay abroad. On the blog, you can read about volunteering projects in Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany and Sweden.