UNA Exchange on BBC Radio Wales

As part of celebrations in Wales to mark the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme of European-funded exchanges, UNA Exchange volunteer Georgia Quinn spoke to BBC Radio Wales about her experiences abroad.

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Celebrating 30 years of European-funded exchanges

This year the European Commission’s Erasmus programme turned 30. Since 1987 some 9 million people have had opportunity to take part in European-funded exchanges: 600,000 of them from the UK. To celebrate, members of the UNA Exchange team joined cross-sector colleagues and volunteers at the Senedd on 13th November 2017.

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Six girls one sink: EVS volunteers in Cardiff

Each year UNA Exchange welcomes two new team members from overseas as part of the European Voluntary Service, which provides long-term volunteering abroad opportunities in all EU member states and many neighbouring countries. Sara Sportelli and Sandra Tiitson, from Italy and Estonia, respectively, joined UNA Exchange in September 2017 for an exciting 11 months with the team. Based in Cardiff, our outreach work will be taking them across Wales and further afield. We have invited Sara and Sandra to blog about their experiences and in the first instalment they tell us about how they are settling into life in the Welsh capital.

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7 EVS Vacancies in Belgium

Compagnons Bâtisseurs Belgium (CBB) – a Youth Organization recognized by the French Community of Belgium is looking for 7 motivated volunteers aged 18-30 to take part in a 12-months project connected with youth work, promoting anti-discrimination and European awareness. 

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Have you ever felt like you want to volunteer abroad but don’t know where to start?

We know this is often how young people feel. That’s why we’ve been making some exciting changes at UNA Exchange to our already first-rate service.

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