I’m very happy that I could share my e-volunteering experiences
with people from so many countries…
Subjects of classes were fascinating. There were also a great variety of workshops and interesting activities prepared by participants from each country. Lots of laughs, fun and serious conversations.
I highly encourage everyone to take part in the trips and discover themselves – you can learn a lot and get to know yourself very well. Erasmus+ spreads our wings making our experiences far more interesting!
Justyna, 28 years old, E-volunteering simulation – Youth exchange
I met people of different age and with different life experiences…
Despite many differences, I think that the group was well integrated and easy-going. I’m sure I will keep in touch with some people I met. 🙂
The biggest barrier for me was to open up to such a large group of people, that’s why I tried to talk to those with whom I felt comfortable.
Local people, mainly the elderly, were very kind towards me. Thanks to them, I could learn a bit about Malta’s history and hear some interesting facts about this country.
I’m grateful that I’ve met inspiring people who made me realize that sometimes it’s good to slow down and enjoy life the way it is.
Every trip is a lesson. I encourage, especially young people, to travel and be open up towards others. It is an amazing experience and a process of learning about yourself.
Klaudia, 24 years old, E-volunteering simulation – Youth exchange
What encouraged me the most to take part in the project was its
topic – e-volunteering…
Although I am e-volunteer in LEVEL UP myself and I thought that I knew the topic very well, it turned out that I acquired a lot of new knowledge and skills, which will be beneficial not only in the e-volunteering, but also in my career or studies. I got familiar with, among others, the methods of managing projects and dealing with public
performances, as well as using many digital tools (Canva, Trello, Data Studio, Google Tools or Social Media).
This project was very well-prepared. The facilitators proved to be competent and flexible by adjusting the program to the participants’ needs. It made our week even better and allowed us to make the best out of the exchange.
The LEVEL UP team supported us during the preparations for the trip and also during the exchange itself – they helped us with purchasing the tickets, arriving to the venue of the exchange and solving any kind of logistic problems. They even prepared us breakfast for the way back.
Visiting Malta itself was also an interesting experience. Compared to the countries that I have already visited, Malta is the most culturally distant. Due to the British influence, traffic is left-hand and plugs are different. The locals in Malta made a very positive impression on me – they were kind, helpful and mostl spoke English, too. There were also many tourists and Polish language could be heard in almost every place I’ve visited.
I can honestly recommend this kind of trips to everyone. Even if you’re anxious about communicating in English, youth exchanges are designed to learn. Besides, you don’t go there alone, but in a group of usually 5-6 participants from the same country who are always eager to help. In Malta, there were people with us who spoke almost no English at all, but their mates gave them a helping hand with interpreting. That’s they benefited from the project just as much as those who spoke the language better. Such projects will allow you to make new friendships, develop linguistic competences and soft skills. What’s more, they will have a significant influence on your life.
Marika, 25 years old, E-volunteering simulation – Youth exchange
I met a lot of amazing people from our organization and different countries…
I got to know new multimedia tools and ways of managing projects. Additionally, I broadened my knowledge about e- volunteering and LEVEL UP’s activity. I’m grateful that I could take part in this exchange. I received a great support from LEVEL UP before, during and after the exchange.
I recommend such trips to everyone.
Piotr, 19 years old, E-volunteering simulation – Youth exchange