Here comes the next exciting piece of diary of our EVS volunteer from Hungary Judit. Enjoy!

I already spent 49 days in Bulgaria as an EVS volunteer of CVS Bulgaria, and I honestly think that I am one of the luckiest volunteers. Why? If you want to know I can share with you my Bulgarian days 🙂

One part of my life is working in CVS-Bulgaria where everybody is so kind, helpful, well prepared, diligent, motivated. I’m working at the office with Snezhi; we organize info days at the Hungarian Institute; we select participants to youth exchanges; we make contact with our candidates; I participated in the Familatlon with Mira and Zori, in the Irish night with Snezhi, Mira and Sophi; I met with the social group; I participated in the board meeting; I met with a lot of motivated volunteers; we organized a preparation training for participants to youth exchange with Tomi; and I know the life here. I spend one day in the Hungarian Institute every week. These days are the best for me. I can use my mother tongue and there the staff is fantastic, I really like them. Sometimes I work with the porter, sometimes I have office work, sometimes I work in the library and sometimes they let me play the piano and in that time I’m really happy.

The other part of my life is much more than I ever thought. I accidentally met with a Bulgarian singer who makes my life so great. I was singing already three times with her in Bulgarian and in Hungarian: on the children’s day, at a musical night and at a festival. She introduced me to some other singers, writers, artists, poem writers, painters. She spends with me a lot of time, and she takes care of me, which feels as if I have a new mom here. We visited some places in Sofia, and she found me a choir where I can sing again as I did in my hometown. In the choir I have some very kind choir mates, and we spend our time together singing, talking which is such a good feeling.

And last but not least I live in Sofia. Sofia is wonderful with a lot of programs, with beautiful parks, with kind people. Here I have everything what I need. In the first week we went to the military marching with my flat mate; I participated in the opening of the Hungarian week; I was in some event in Hungarian Institute; I participated in a two days long musical festival; I was marching with a thousands of people from NDK to South Park in a sport event; I met with students who learn Hungarian in the university; I met with interesting people and I saw nice places. And I feed the pigeons every day. I can see the mountains from my window, I can feel the sunshine every day, I can hear a beautiful voice of the birds in the parks… I just simply like living here.


Днес имаме удоволствието да ви представим най-новия член на екипа на Си Ви Ес – България. Това е Юдит Ваш от Унгария.

Тя е доброволка по Европейската доброволческа служба (European Voluntary Service – EVS) в рамките на една година в нашето сдружение. По-надолу тя сама ще представи себе си, както и проекта (на английски език), но все пак да споделим и ние с две думи. Юдит ще помага най-вече в офиса при организирането на различни събития за доброволчество – международни вечери, представяния на Си Ви Ес – България, инфо щандове, събития в Унгарския културен институт и още много неща.

(Снимките са от обмена “Открито пространство за човешки права” в Узана и Габрово, 2010. )

My biggest desire came trough when I arrived in Sofia as an EVS volunteer for a year.

Last summer I participated in a Youth Exchange Open Space for Human Rights organized by CVS-Bulgaria in the hearth of Bulgaria in Uzana, and Gabrovo. In that time I felt, that I must come back here again. When I arrived in Hungary after this incredibly good Youth Exchange, I quitted my job, and I decided that I will do something new, something good for others. I decided, that I don’t want to work as an accountant any more. In Hungary I spent all my days in an office, and I felt that I was just wasting my time to useless things. But in the same time I was working in a charity organization for big families. I knew that I like working with children, with disadvantaged people, with youth because I was doing it for 10 years in Szentes.

I asked help from Snezh, because she was a very good coordinator, and I hoped she can help me. She was very nice and sent me some opportunities, and I realized, that I must work in here with CVS-Bulgaria.  Bulgaria is a beautiful country with nice people. We were talking about the future projects about volunteering in CVS-Bulgaria. I was interested in her project, and luckily the organization wrote a successful application to Youth in Action Programme, Action 2 – European Voluntary Service (EVS), and they host me as an EVS volunteer for a year.

I will participate in the organization’s work, organize programs such as Day of Europe, International Volunteer Day, intercultural evenings, and many other activities for youth. We will organize some programs with Hungarian Cultural Institute, and other organizations too.

Now, I’m very happy because I’m here with the cutest, smartest, the best Bulgarian coordinator. We will work together for a year, and I know that it will be a very useful, effective year. I promise that I will try to give my best knowledge. And I know that I will use my new skills and knowledge in my future work in my association in national and international way.

Екипът на Си Ви Ес – България приветства Юдит и нейния неприкрит ентусиазъм към България, доброволчеството и нашия общ проект. Очаквайте редовни включвания от нея в бъдеще тук :).

И накрая едно пожелание: Нека ЕДС проектът на Юдит е още по-успешен от обмена “Открито пространство за човешки права” (Let Judit’s EVS project be even more successful than the youth exchange “Open Space for Human Rights”)