CVS Bulgaria


Разлив е само на 40 минути път с кола от София – достатъчно близко в географско отношение, но изолирано в социално. В дома в село Разлив живеят 24 деца, а разказът ми е за техния recycling weekend.
Ако си припомните репортажите, които често излъчват по телевизията и нашето пристигане в дома не се различаваше особено. Посрещнати бяхме с радост, любопитство и очакване да се случи нещо.
Доброволческият екип включваше и „доброволци” на 3 години. Това, което различава нашето посещение от многото останали бяха дейностите, които реализирахме заедно с децата.
Надали вкъщи събирате ролки тоалетна хартия, брошури и вестници, сламки и буркани. Естествено е тези боклуци веднага да намерят своето място в контейнерите, но децата успяха да ги претворят в цветя, бинокли, арт-маса декорирана чрез непотребна хартия,  моливници. Всъщност „боклуците” се превърнаха в едно увличащо няколкочасово занимание. За съжаление не успяхме да дочакаме изпечените от солено тесто моливници, но се надявам да ги видим при следващото посещение. Докато те се печаха обаче, не останахме да бездействаме с игри на открито дочакахме пролетния следобеден дъжд. Децата имат нужда да създават, да измислят и да творят и е чудесно да бъдат провокирани да го правят!


At the end of April this year CVS-Bulgaria took part in the largest service event in the world – Global Youth Service Day. Established in 1988, GYSD is now celebrated in over 100 countries. It encourages children and youth to get involved in the world’s most critical issues and to improve the communities they are part of.
This year the Global Youth Service Day coincided with the Earth Day (the 22nd of April). A Mini Grant Competition for an ecological event was held among organizations from South-Eastern Europe and CVS-Bulgaria became one of the five winners with its project “Use imagination – the world is your creation!”. The event was intended to emphasize the importance of reusing materials and it was directed at kids from “St. Ivan Rilski” Public institution for children. A group of nine volunteers prepared a workshop and together with the kids created different kinds of interesting and funny objects – flowers made of straws, pencil holders made of used jars and decorated with dough. A little table was decorated with old newspapers as well. At the end of the workshop volunteers and kids played games together and everyone had fun.


CVS Bulgaria has established a cooperation with the National Association of Therapeutic Horse Riding and Hippotherapy. The aim of the association is to help children with special needs through hippotherapy treatment sessions.
The sessions will take place on Khan Asparuh Race Course (located on Haidushko izvorche street, next to the ice ring of “Slavia” stadium) on Wednesday and Friday from 15:30 to 17:30, as well as on Saturday from 10:30 to 12:00.
Therefore CVS Bulgaria is looking for volunteers, who will be able to support the hippotherapist’s work. Before undertaking their duties, the volunteers will participate in a training introducing them to the specific characteristics of the work. The children undergoing the treatment suffer from different diseases such as celebral palsy, Down syndrome, mental diseases and other motor difficulties. During the sessions the kids will be accompanied by one or both of their parents.
The project will last 3 months and frequent attendance will be expected from the volunteers.
If there is a mutual interest, the project might be prolonged.
We would like to start work as soon as possible! So, if you are above the age of 18, with a strong sense of responsibility and discipline, and most of all – if being tolerant towards differences and accept them, you are willing to work with children with special needs, you can send us an application and CV on with the following subject: Hippotherapy volunteer.
A more detailed description of the work, as well as an application form you can find below.

Application Form
work description


CVS – Bulgaria continues its tradition through organizing trainee programmes. Our first for the current year trainee programme will start in April and that is why we are looking for three trainees, one at each categories:

1. A Web trainee – will look after for CVS – Bulgaria web site actual information selection, both at English and Bulgarian language, also, for our web – based platforms – Facebook, CVS blog, twitter and others. /For this position it is not necessary to be and IT expert/;
2. A communication trainee – will deal with CVS – Bulgaria events covering, will assist in bound cultivating with media, institutions and other organizations, in our PR- strategies, as well.
3. An office trainee – will assist in our every day office work, dealing mainly with our Volunteers Coordinator.

The training duration is three months, from 1st of April till 30th of June. Weekly, the trainees will have to cover 6 hours and there will be a possibility for a “floating” “working” time. During the programme the trainees will work with a certain person from our team.
For those completed the trainee programme successfully, it is envisaged to be issued with a certificate where will be strictly described the trainee activities and the horarium. Also, they will be given some advantages in case of attending at forums, seminars, summer camps, trainings, and others, both in Bulgaria and abroad.

What do you need for the positions mentioned above?
Enthusiasm, imagination, willing for a office work, good communication skills and smiles. Of course, we need your motivation to support the development of your favourite 🙂 volunteer organization.

For more details concerning the trainees duties, please contact our office.

Deadline for applying for: March, 28 /Sunday/. An application form you can find a little bit down on this page.

Please, pay attention, the training is not paid!



Below you will find the updated list with the ongoing LTV and EVS positions.

The list will be updated in May 2010.
For further information please contact the Youth Projects Coordinator, Snezhina Kozareva, on cvs-bg[at]

EVS List Mar 2010
LTV List Mar 2010


From March 8 you can find us in our new office in 31 Han Aparuh Str., ground floor. Our telephone number remains the same (02) 989 98 46 but it will be available from next week onwards.

We would like to thank all volunteers that helped us moving and we will be happy to see you soon in our new home.


We are extremely happy to inform you that now we have a blog –!
Although it’s still not entirely complete, you can read about the thrilling experiences of our volunteers – participants in workcamps and youth exchanges in Bulgaria and abroad.
We will appreciate your comments and ideas on the development of the blog.


On February 13nd CVS-Bulgaria is trowing a party in the spirit of the 60’s to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Trifon Zarezan. So we welcome you in our office at 18:00 h. You can bring food or drinks and of course – dress appropriately according to the 60’s fashion.
Please, confirm your attendance till February 12th!


March 5th is the starting date of the 14th Sofia International Film Fest 2010 (SIFF). We are happy to announce that CVS is looking for volunteers to help with the organisation of the Fest. The SIFF takes place between 01.03 and 21.03. The work includes: support at the entrance of the different film shows (checking the tickets and handing out flyers), work at the office of the SIFF, help with the organisation of the events (press-conferences, award ceremonies, parties). The working hours depend on the Fest schedule and vary from 1pm to 10pm every day. The work will be organised according to a preliminary schedule suitable to the volunteers.
Do you want to look behind the scenes of the SIFF 2010, to communicate with famous persons from the cinema world, to see interesting movies with high quality and, last but not least, to attend events at the SIFF absolutely for free as a part of the team?
If the answer is YES and you have the interest, availability to work in the mentioned time period and you are a responsible person, don’t hesitate to fill in the contact information (in the attached file) and send it to or call 0888 75 16 84 (Mira).
Deadline: 22.02.2010 (Monday)

You will find more detailed information on the work in the attached file.

Contact and additional information


CVS – Bulgaria’s Steering Board is summoning a meeting of the General Assembly on March, 27th 2010 at 10:00 in our office (Sofia, 42 Denkoglu str.).

In the file below you can see the full text of the invitation (in Bulgarian).