And for you, what is EVS?
If you want to get known more, check this guide prepared by our ex-EVS Olga Batrakova
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM ME?
Always remember that EVS is a partnership. These expectations form the basis of that partnership.
You can expect…
- to be treated with respect at all times
- to receive learning opportunities as part of your stay, by working alongside your host in their everyday tasks
- to have a regular contact with your coordinator
You are expected…
- to negotiate with your host organization Lužánky, before you arrive, concerning the needs and expectations of both parties
- to be genuinely interested in help and learn and sometimes be patient
- to give the agreed hours of help and work conditions
- to keep an open mind when meeting people from other cultures
- to treat your host organization with respect at all times.
- to tell if your experiences fall short of what should be expected
BEFORE YOU GO
- Read the basic information we provide on this website.
- Read other guides and information about the country you are going to.
- Ask Lužánky about former volunteers contact and ask them about their experience as EVS.
What to tell your host
- What you’re interested in learning during your visit.
- What are your needs.
- If you have any disability or special need, disease…
What you should ask
- What work will be going on at the time of your visit?
- How many hours a day will your host expect? How many days a week?
- What’s the rhythm of the day?
- What’s the accommodation?
Once you’ve made arrangements with a host
- Keep in regular contact with your host so they know you’re definitely coming.
- Let your host know immediately if your plans change, even if it’s short notice.