Team building with the X&Y game, creating a long carpet from the National Plan of Actions, trading with our skills at the market of competences – some of the methods that were used during the recent meeting of Malteser Youth International Network in Ukraine in order to reach the vision and “Inspire youth work that matters”.
When the Polish volunteer, Krystian started to work at the Temporary Shelter for Families in Békásmegyer, he didn’t know what tasks he will have. He was scared, but also excited. Now, after two months he knows much more. Our EVS volunteer, Natalia Puchajda is reporting.
Reaching the common view, increasing motivation and communication, strengthening group cohesion – these were the objectives of the meeting of the Malteser Youth International Network in Poland, in the beginning of November. The hard work resulted in a new structure, promising project ideas and an elected leadership team, helping the journey of the network in the future.
Volunteer psychologists are holding individual sessions, group sessions, movie clubs and team-building trainings at the facilities of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. Their presence may not only result in positive changes in the lives of clients, but may also strengthen these young people in their role as psychologists.
European Voluntary Service recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. For this reason we organized a mini festival around volunteering abroad in the city of Salgótarján, on the 17th June. Experienced travelers, experts, volunteers shared their stories about why it worth to cross the borders.
More than 20 representatives and youth leaders joined from 9 European countries to discuss the further steps in creating a strong youth network for a long term positive change. The main goal of the meeting was to find a common road where different ideas could be exchanged and reach a common understanding.