Anna, EVS Volunteer in Women’s Aid

Here she talks about her experience of being an EVS volunteer based primarily in Refuge, but also supporting group work with children and young people.

My name is Anna, I am 19 years old and I was born in the South of Germany.I started my EVS placement in August 2016 and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am volunteering for an organization called Womens Aid, that provides all different kind of services for women and children that suffered from domestic violence. As EVS volunteer I have the best job in the whole organization I get to play with the kids all day. This includes planning my own activities such as baking and trips or preparing sessions about self esteem. EVS is a great opportunity to get to know a lot of new people and different cultures, but also to learn a lot about yourself. Northern Irish people would probably answer 'happy days', if they hear me talking about my placement and I can not think of a better description.

Anna, Belfast