What is EVS? The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is part of the Erasmus + . Program financed by European commission.

This blog is written by volunteers of European Voluntary Service, which is supported by Programme Youth in Action/ERASMUS+

Christoph Lackner

Featured imageDate of birth: 02/07/1995

Country: Austria
Languages: German / English / Italian / Spanish / learning Latvian / Russian
Interests: cultural activities and sports
Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: German conversation club / translations / organisation of some events
EVS: from August 01 2015 to March 8 2016

Ani Hakobyan

11755830_824910737577466_5539135486980310288_nDate of birth: 01/03/1989

Country: Armenia
Languages: Armenian / English / Russian/ learning Latvian

Interests: cinema / travelling / music / writing
Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”:English conversation club / helping to organise activities such as youth exchanges
EVS: from August 04 2015 to May 20 2016

Javier Luis Porras Garcia

Date of birth:06/10/1984385850_517632248294624_1258278494_n

Country: Spain
Languages: Spanish / English / learning Russian and Latvian
About: I finished my degree in Primary School teacher in 2014.
Interests: cinema / travelling / music / writing
Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: Spanish conversation club / English conversation club / helping to organise activities such as youth exchanges
EVS: from May 2014 to May 2015

Rene Dablander

Date of birth: 06/02/1990

Country: Austria

Languages: German / English learning Latvian and Russian

About: I finished my education as a teacher and now i want to see other countrys.

Interests: sport / music  / going out / drawing

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: translations / German Conversation Club /organisation of some events

EVS: from August 2014 to Juli 2015

Sophie Bröer

Date of birth: 08/12/1995

Country: Germany

Languages: German / English / French / learning Latvian

About: I finished school in March 2014. In May I came to Latvia, Daugavpils.

Interests: reading /meeting friends / go jogging /culture

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: translations / German Conversation Club /organisation of some events

EVS: from May 2014 to May 2015

Amandine Boisson

Date of birth: 06/02/1991

Country: France

Languages: French / English / German / learning Latvian

About: I finished school in 2012 and after that I studied tourism for three years. Afterwards I worked one year at the French administration.

Interests: basketball / history / literature / other cultures / travel and much more

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”:  I would like to participate in events and if it is possible animate something in french or with students who learn french

EVS: from May 2014 to May 2015

Maria Do Carmo Páscoa

Date of birth: 11/09/1984

Country: Portugal

Languages: Portuguese / English / French / Spanish / learning Russian and Latvian

About: law student / wants to work with children in developing countries

Interests: cinema / travelling / reading / politics / water sports

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: Portuguese lessons / organising and taking part in children schools / helping to organise activities such as youth exchanges / planning cultural evenings

EVS: from May 2013 to May 2014

Therese Hempel

Date of birth: 25/07/1994 blog_bitch_klein

Country: Germany (Dresden)

Languages: German / English / Russian / learning Latvian and Spanish

About: just finished A-levels / want to enlarge my horizon / fighting for more solidarity in the world

Interests: music / art / literature / travelling / nature

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: German Conversation club / blogger and reporter/ organizing and taking part in children schools / German lessons / planning cultural evenings and events

EVS: from July 2013 to February 2014

Pia Locher

Date of birth: 03/02/1995 Pia

Country: Germany

Languages: German / English / French / learning Russian

About: I finished school in summer 2013 and after my EVS I want to go to university.

Interests: meeting friends /music / drawing /swimming

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: children school / English Conversation Club /art workshops /making advertisment and videos

EVS: from October 2013 to June 2014

Ana Rekhviashvili

Date of birth: 19/08/1988

Country: Georgia

Languages: Georgian / Russian / English

About: graduated Tbilisi State University – faculty of English language and literature /worked as an English language teacher

Interests: traveling / reading / listening to music

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: translation / making presentations

EVS: from October 2013 to April 2014

Our former volunteers:

Madeleine Gerstner

Date of birth: 23/06/1994

Country: Germany

Languages: German / English / Spanish / currently learning Persian

About: After my EVS in Latvia I started studying at the Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenber. I major in Economics and Management and minor in English Studies. Also I enjoy working with children and youth in different projects.

Interests: reading / languages / making food

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: writing and correcting German texts / planning traditional events / managing children schools

EVS: from November 2012 to July 2013

Nikolas Stäudte

Date of birth: 13/06/1994

Country: Germany (Leipzig)

Languages: German / English / French / learning Russian and Latvian

About: I finished highschool in summer 2012 before I spent 1 month in a work camp in Helsinki. Now I am studying in Germany.

Interests: music / movies /meeting friends

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: giving German lessons / conversation clubs / organizing children schools / writing and translating articles

EVS: from February 2013 till September 2013

Jeanne Wilmart

Date of birth: 31/12/1989

Country: Belgium (Brussels)

Languages: French / Dutch / English / German / Russian / learning Latvian

About: I finished a master in translation before my EVS and I want to work in international relations after!

Interests: Languages /cooking /youth work /oenology

Responsibilities in “ERFOLG”: translations / facilitation of conversation clubs /seminar coordination / animation of children schools / events

EVS: from October 2012 to September 2013

01.01.2015 – 30.06.2016 Европейская волонтерская работа в Польше!

01.12.2015 – 30.11.2016 Европейская волонтерская работа в Болгарии!

В рамках проекта у Вас будет возможность организовывать различные мероприятия, проекты, изучать иностранные языки и много другое.

01.09.2015 – 01.03.2016 Волонтерство в Польше

Projekta ietvaros TEV būs iespēja: organizēt dažāda veida aktivitātes bērniem un jauniešiem; popularizēt Eiropas brīvprātīgo darbu; apgūt poļu valodu; piedalīties diskusiju klubos utt.

01.02.-31.12.2015 EVS in Bulgaria

12.2014 – 15.12.2015 EVS volunteer in Poland
Polish non-profit organization “East-West Mutual Understanding” Association is looking for 3 volunteers from Moldova, Latvia and Bulgaria (age 18-30 years), who want to come to us for 12 months to work in 3 youth centres in Olawa (near Wroclaw city).

11.2014 EVS in Poland
Organisation: President of Europejskie Forum Młodzieży
Project: “Volunteers as leaders unite and build learning experiences”
Duration: 13 weeks

09 -12.2014 EVS Project in Poland
Vacancies for Project no 1:
Special Kindergarten No 245 for Visually Impaired Children in Warsaw (EI Reference Number: 2012-PL-51)
1 volunteer / 10 months (starting date: September 2014)
1 volunteer / 7 months (starting date : December 2014)

09-10.2014 EVS vacancies in Vienna!

06.06.2014 – 06.05.2015. EVS Project in Romania. Volunteer profile: Volunteers should be 20-30 years old.The project main objectives are the following: promotion of green values among different people, especially youth in our community 

16.05.2014 – 16.04.2015.Call for EVS volunteers from Germany!
Dear sending organizations,Society “ERFOLG” (2013-LV-65) is a hosting and sending EVS organization in Latvia (Daugavpils city).
We are looking for EVS volunteers from Germany for our new approved project „Challenges of diversity in multicultural Europe”.Activity dates: 16.05.2014. – 16.04.2015. (12 months)

07.04-06.06.2014.  Invitation for EVS 4.6
Dear Partners and friends,
Europejskie Forum Młodzieży is glad to inform you that we have an approved EVS projects. We would like to invite you to take part in our action between 7th of April and 6th of June. In our project we can host volunteers from Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey for 8 weeks.

at the Youth Association from Transylvania?
Here’s what we offer

03.04.2014 European Voluntary Service Did you ever dream about being a volunteer, but never knew how to apply?
Are you curious about all the adventures that these experiences can bring?
ERFOLG international volunteers will visit Daugavpils’ high schools, to share stories and answer all your questions.

08.01.2014. During 7 months our Volunteer – Marks Badalans participated in EVS project in Iceland, which was financially supported by Program “Youth in Action”. The European Voluntary Service enables young people to carry out voluntary service for up to 12 months in a country other than their country of residence. It fosters solidarity among young people and is a true “learning service”. Beyond benefiting local communities, volunteers learn new skills and languages, and discover other cultures. Non-formal learning principles and practice are reflected throughout the project.

12.12.2013. В обществе «Erfolg» работали волонтеры из Германии, Николас Штедте и Мадлен Герштнер. Мадлен и Николас прибыли в наш город в рамках программы «Европейская волонтерская работа» при поддержке программы «Молодежь в действии».

‘’Erfolg’’ takes an interview to Ana Raviashvilli.
Ana came to Latvia as volunteer and we would like to ask a couple questions to her.

01.11.2013. Пия Лохер: «Хочу узнать о Латвии!»
Вот уже несколько дней, как в наш город, в общество «ERFOLG» из Германии, из города Альценау, прибыл новый европейский волонтёр – Пия Мария Лохер.

16.05.2013. In the network of project „Youth in Action”, 15th of May in the „Erfolg” community was arrived volunteer from  Portugalia, Maria Do Carmo Pascoa. I asked Maria to tell us some about herself and here is the following interview.