Episode 2 of Volunteer Stories features Oliver from St. Valetin in Austria. Oliver talks about his European Voluntary Service (EVS) placement in Wales with Ash Wales. Ash Wales is the leading organisation working for a smokefree Wales. Oliver volunteered with Ash Wales for 10 months. In the interview Oliver talks about why he decided to do EVS, what tasks he had to do, how his mentor Bobby helped him, his hobbies, his accommodation and what skills he gained from the experience.

During the last 10 minutes of Episode 2 Prof. Kühl talks about social work with six social work students. The discussion is in English and German.


Episode 2 features music by Palisander, With Sun and Winona Miroy.


European Voluntary Service (EVS)

Ash Wales

Interview with Bobby

More Episodes

Episode 1: Georgina and the environment
Episode 2: Oliver and European Voluntary Service in Wales
Episode 3: Connie and Scouting in Vienna
Episode 4: Kiryl, Winnie and Damir and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 5: Funto and International Citizen Service in Nigeria
Episode 6: Volunteering with animals in the UK and New Zealand
Episode 7: Refugees in St. Pölten, Austria
Episode 8: St. Pölten Skate Association in Austria
Episode 9: Arun and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 10: Volunteering for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
Episode 11: Calum, sports, jam making and International Citizen Service in Zimbabwe
Episode 12: Volunteering at a Library and university Social Work placements

Get involved

If you would like to share your volunteering story on Volunteer Stories email office@cr944.at. Interviews are recorded using Skype.