Hi, my name is Paulina, I’m from Poland and I’m 28 years old.
I am a Technical and Computer Science Education graduated in Poland. I want to find my way in life. I want to share my experience and my skills with another people. I see more development opportunities in another country than Poland.

When I studied, I was 6 months on practice in Germany. That was it! I feel good there, but I could stay only to the end of practice. I decided to find some European project. That was EVS, so new challenge. I didn’t know how it would be… I start my adventure with EVS in October 2016. I found on the IB-Polska website, 3 offers for voluntary work. I choose some project in Arche Neuenhagen near Berlin. So, great I’m near the capital of Germany, the largest multicultural place in the world. I knew already Berlin, I was here in 2009. But Berlin is such a big city, so to get to know it well you must to spend a few years. In my work I was the only foreigner.

I had a great chance to learn the language quickly. I could also develop my graphic skills. In my workplace, we organize open-air concerts, events, courses, so I can make posters, flyer, concerts tickets. Two days a week I work in a senior’s house. I prepare breakfast, help with cleaning and keep senior’s company. EVS is a combination of gaining knowledge, learning the language and possibility to meet people from all over the world. Teach patience, understanding, openness.

article by Paulina Krych

(EVS volunteer)