Category: Workshops



Activities in Blagoevgrad!

ImageThe countdown is running! Here is the schedule:


16.03.2012  FRIDAY

16.00 – 18.00  Arrival of our partners

18.00 – 19.00  Accommodation

19.00 – 22.00  Free evening

17.03.2012  SATURDAY

09.00 – 10.00 Visiting the old people in their home in Blagoevgrad.

10.00 – 16.00  Excursion to Rila Monastery.

18.30 – 20.30 An evening organized by Bulgarian students.

18.03.2012  SUNDAY

09.00 – 12.00  Workshop 1st Part

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Workshop 2nd Part

18.30 – 19.30 Charity Performance

20.00 – 22.00 Disco party

19.03.2012  MONDAY

08.00 – 09.00 Departure.

Like in every good project, we had to prepare materials for all kind of activities.

We started with bags with gifts for seniors…


Then we brought the papers, documents, photos etc. all together in a nice map for the workshops.




Volunteer in a Fundraising Team

Need (more) money for a cause? Why not raise it yourself?

Trainer: Mr. Brindusa Albert, MA, University of Houston, USA

The workshop focuses on fundraising methods for students and teachers who have great projects but don’t have funds or don’t have enough funds to develop them as they wish.

From selling home-made cookies, to organizing a fair or a school race, there is a large number of methods which have been tried before in schools and which may be inspiring for the participants. Moreover, the participants themselves will have the opportunity to share with the others their own experience in this respect or their fresh new ideas that they plan to put into practice.

The workshop is practice oriented, focusing on concrete methods of raising funds, specific for students and teachers.

By means of non-formal education (games, drawing, pantomime, etc.) the participants will create together with the trainer a picture of how volunteers can organize themselves a fundraising event or will be encouraged to just participate in one.

Ms. Sarah LaBounty, PCV Romania, presented our volunteering group how is actually being a volunteer. Some important issues like motivation, time, willing to do “the right thing” belonging to the necessary equipment every volunteer.

Sometimes, you just have to recognize who needs you most, what kind of problem can you solve.

And, yes, volunteering can be fun if you share it with the others!