Volunteers’ testimonials

Read the stories of those who took the opportunities!

29 de Maio de 2017.

Taking part in EVS

Taking part in EVS opens so many doors for those lucky enough to take part but it can also open you up to derision from those who don’t understand the concept of what we are doing. Many believe that this is just a paid holiday, something to do while putting off the inevitability of finding a ‘real’ job and ‘settling […]
26 de Maio de 2017.

So you speak fluent Portuguese?

… is what many tourists ask, thinking living abroad would instantly bless you with perfect language skills. And to be honest: not only tourists think that. I also kind of did, thinking living in Madeira, working with locals and hearing Portuguese all around me, I would playfully pick it up. The only way of language learning I had experienced so […]
20 de Maio de 2017.

Things I don’t know

Before I arrived to Madeira, and here as well, I had a chance to meet many people of different nationalities. Here in Funchal I participate in a project that requires learning a big chunk of Portuguese and Madeiran history. My fellow volunteers are intelligent, worldly and conscious people and we talk a lot about cultural differences, economy, politics and history. […]
16 de Maio de 2017.

The island of the dreams…

I have enjoyed this month as much as the last one, I have met new friends, and I said goodbye to one of my colleagues, I have been in new places, and I have visited some places again. This month has been very similar and different of the last one, this is because the usual things sometimes change. Today you […]
12 de Maio de 2017.

Yes, I can’t

Do you suffer from putting off all your daily duties to unspecified time in the future? Are you always waiting for a better moment to do something? If you don’t know: “from where to start…?”, you can’t stand failure or you do the tasks “for now” only because you fear the consequences – it means that you might have a […]