We want to expand our family so we are looking for new volunteers!
If you’re looking for a new adventure or just a change of pace; between 18 and 30, this is the place!
Just come to live in this amazing forest, surrounded by magical creatures like deers, bunnies and squirrels. Featuring rivers of belgian beer, mountains of belgian chocolate, fields of waffles and the ultimate vulcano of fries!
You would get to work at:
THE BAR – you’ll be a bartender in this lovely bar – #belgianbeers
THE KLIMBOS – you’ll guide groups in the climbing parcours
THE BESTELLINGEN – environmental friendly deliveries inside the domain
The schedule includes at least 2 days off a week, a lot of time to travel and to meet with all the international friends you’ll make along the way. As you know, EVS is all about developing your soft skills so you’ll have time to work on a personal project of your choice.
EVS – New Travel, Friends and Family
The accommodation – you’ll live in a shared house with other EVSers while you’ll have your own room with a double bed. Food is provided as well as a bike #legdayeveryday
For more info about pocket money and other details click –> here
Stay tuned for our next episode on how to tavel cheap in and around Belgium!
There’s this Erasmus+ 60sec video competition so we packed our bags and went travelling through Belgium for 3 days, met a bunch of wonderful EVS volunteers and filmed everything we did. Please check out the video and give us a lil’ like in the link bellow so we can
win this thing : https://goo.gl/os9sgu
Thanks to everyone who helped us make the video, and to Barbara Jovanovic for all the wonderful ideas and a bunch of energy throughout the whole trip!
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European Voluntary Service: A New Hope
It is the 21st century and Europe is awesome.
Young people from all over are flying to everywhere else in order to make friends, help society and be so deep out the comfort zone everyone feels like drowning a bit.
Our heroes Ana, Amel and Yigit chose Belgium for a destination – mostly because of the beer and the chocolate. And to help society, yes.
Continue reading “An EVS Sneak Peek”
Which of you always wanted to be an animal for one day?
Today we had our chance!
First of all, we would like to explain what klimbos means. The word ”klim” in Dutch means climbing and ” bos ” means forest. This activity is the jewel of the crown of de hoge rielen – in case we were still in royal times, you see. We visited it from the ground on the very first day (to check for damage after the big storm) and several times since. We helped clean and manage all the equipment necessary – helmets, harnesses, gloves, smartbelay. We were involved on the preparation of Gebouw 27 where the participants have the first contact with the material and are able to try it out themselves.
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It’s been a while since we last wrote to you but that’s only because of the great news: Yigit finally arrived! The world of burocracy is tough but we are together now <3
With Yigit’s arrival, we (Amel and Ana) were invited to reflect about everything that we have learned in these past weeks and we realised it was way more than we were aware. We’ve met and became close to other EVSers who we call friends now; we know our way in the forest (almost) by heart; we are one with the belgium winter and ecological mobility (yay bikes and electric cars!). We have travelled a bit and we know the easiest and cheapest ways to reach any part of Flandres and the Netherlands. Also, beers! Continue reading “Challenge Accomplished!”
This week we were invited to attend a survival workshop – outdoor school belgium
On that morning, we were awaken by the alarm clocks in our phones and we took a hot shower by simply opening the tap. We boiled some tea water on the electric stove, while listening to Mogli (Amel’s favourite artist at the moment) through a bluetooth speaker. We left the house by bike and we went to the middle of our forest where the training could begin. Continue reading “Barefoot”
This past couple of weeks, our forest has been awoken from the darkness by a festival – WinterWarm. A joined effort between de Hoge Rielen and de Warande (culture center in Turnhout), this event was way more popular than we initially thought – especially because of the cold and rainy weather.
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