Life as a European volunteer in Stuttgart, Germany
Are you a young person, eager to try out new things, adventurous, willing to prepare food by yourself and thus survive without your mommy ? One might think this is an ad for Survivor or some other reality show but that is not the case.
I am talking about EVS ( European Voluntary Service) a part of Erasmus + programme which enables young people to do voluntary work in a foreign country within or outside the EU.
In the following text I will offer an insight into the everyday life of a Jugendwerk volunteer.
First things first, let me introduce myself.
My name is Milan and I come from Serbia.
I started EVS because I felt it was time to do something different in my life. I just graduated, I wasn’t even thinking about a steady job/ career because it was virtually impossible, and I wanted ( I still do), I will have to use the worn-out cliche ”See the world”. Not just see, experience, meet as many people as possible, travel, learn, share and grow.
I have been here for 2 weeks now and still haven’t got enough time to take a thorough tour around the city of Stuttgart so I cannot write much about it of course.
But I can show you 🙂
This was on the second day of my arrival. Beautiful day. Also the last time I saw the sun 🙂
The view of the Wasen, a festival which takes place twice a year, in Spring and Autumn.
As mentioned before I went there on the following day of my arrival and I really enjoyed myself . A steady flow of people with traditional outfit and smiling faces looking for … well, mostly beer 🙂
And now something about the work in the office and things I learned about Germany so far.