In Episode 4 of Volunteer Stories I interview my neighbours! My neighbours Winnie, Damir and Kiryl are volunteering in Austria through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) like me!

Winnie is from France and lives in the same flat as me; Damir is from the Russian Federation and lives in the flat next to me; and Kiryl is from Belarus and lives in the same flat as Damir.

In the interview my neighbours talk about what EVS is, why they chose to do it, what activities they do, what skills they gain, what support they receive, and other volunteering projects they have participated in including: the Special Olympics in Belgium, the World Hockey Championships in Belarus, and the Russian Geographical Society.

Below you can watch parts of the interview where we talk about EVS. For the full interview, including live music performances by Winni and Damir, listen to the audio recording.


All the music is Episode 4 was performed by Winnie and Damir. All the music was performed live apart from one song.


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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 Interviews are recorded using Skype.