Nytt från Debora

Six months now that I am in Sweden, who would have believed it !!!

I survive the snow and the minus degrees.

One of the things I enjoy the most about here in Sweden is that there are special days for eating pastries and I really like that habit.

Gothenburg is a cosmopolitan city with a large number of French people among a multitude of other nationalities. It’s a more dynamic city than I pictured it during the first few months I landed. There are always interesting activities or cultural events.



The area where I spend most of my free time is on the side of Jarntorget, it’s my favorite neighborhood. There are some restaurants including ”Le Pub” which is not so Frenchy but at least they do a very good rissotto :). we can also find bars, concert halls and show and two three cinemas. You may have guessed it but I spend time there especially in the evening. Saturday afternoon I go to the art museum and I drag in the section of French artists.

My sister and a Friend came for the christmas holidays, it was great, very funny. We visited Oslo ( the transportation to go in the country around Sweden is cheap compare to France).

Some time I hang out with my Swedish  teacher, she always has funny earring. She  is nice.


As for work, I’m not going to lie the beginning was not easy especially because of the language I think. Today it is much better, it is an instructive environment on the personal level, I learned a lot about me (about the person I thought I was and who I really am.

Must of the time,  I play a lot ping pong ”pingis” in Swedish and skip-bo (I think I have an addiction for this game). A few days ago we went seeing an ice hockey match. It was a first for me and I validate it 100%. we went to the bowling my team didn’t win but anyway it was great, one of the kid in the other team made like 5 strike :/ .

What more can you say? A lot. But it will be for the next time.

Det kom ett mail från Linnea och Ellinor

De vill dela med sig av sitt EVS äventyr i Italien. Här kommer deras berättelse.

”Casa di Alice”



En förskola där vi jobbar med barn mellan 1-3 år. Vi tar hand om, leker och sköter alla busiga barn.


”Pedibus  Ludoteca”


På eftermiddagarna hämtar vi barn i 6-10 års åldern i skolan och går tillsammans med dem till ”ludoteca” som motsvarar ett fritids i Sverige. På fritidset hjälper vi barn med engelskaläxor, hänger och umgås.


Livet i Italien



Vårt övriga liv i Italien består till stor del av många nya kulturupplevelser, god mat och mycket interaktion med nya människor.


Hälsningar Linnea och Ellinor


First Entry in the EVS Log – Fjället


My name is Gonçalo Carita, I’m a 25 years old volunteer from Portugal. I’m doing an EVS Program in Sweden, at Kooperativet Fjället.

Why am I doing an EVS Program? Glad You asked. I needed a new challenge in my life, and the opportunity of becoming a volunteer seemed to be the right decision, I’ll be able to grow as a Person with this experience. I arrived in Sweden on 25th of October 2017. I was ready to start my new life as a volunteer. The first week and a half was the settle down period. For me was something completely different, the Language and what I was supposed to do. I’m quite a shy person, so having to work and interact with kids and youth was going to be a challenge. Started speaking with the kids to let them know who I was and what I was doing here, but for them was weird to see a new person just wondering around the place, and they are shy as well. As the days passed, I was more comfortable with the kids and started doing some activities with them such as, Playing Ping-Pong, Playing card games like UNO and 4 in a row.

In my second week, we went to Liseberg, an Amusement Park in Gothenburg, for Halloween. I had a good time there even though I had to ride rollercoasters which I completely hate… I don’t like heights ok? But Liseberg was the turning point in my experience here in Sweden. I talked a lot with the kids who went there and it was the opportunity for them to know me.

One day Sven showed me the attic, some years there.



I’ve been to the Portuguese Club in Gothenburg, which was a good help to settle down in this new country and to know some more people outside of work. I’ve been to the city a few times and I can say I really enjoyed.


In General, it was a really good month. The people I work help me whenever they can so I have nothing to say against them. Hoping the new months will be like this or Better.


Hello, I´m Debora

My name is Debora and I am 28 years old. I am doing a European voluntary service in Sweden in Gothenburg. It is the second largest city in Sweden after Stockholm, it is composed of several neighborhoods a bit like Marseille. I live in a neighborhood call Rannebergen.

I realize my volunteering at Kooperativet Fjället. It is a youth house open Monday to Saturday. Most of them just come to talk and hang out with their friends. They have the possibility of programming activities (evenings cinemas or video games, play ping-pong and do pastry workshops). Last week, they organized a Halloween disco party for local kids.

Since I’m here, I participated in  training camp at the edge of a lake and I went to a trip to Liseberg amusement park for Halloween (I have often thought that I would fall hit the floor but in the end, I was very happy, it was so cool)

As far as I am concerned, I do not regret having come. It’s not always fun because of the language barrier, Swedish is a very complicated language. The youth were shy like me and do not dare to speak in English but they try a little more each day.

In the next post, I will tell you about my stay in Stockholm and I will come back to the activities I did in much more detail. Big smile and see you soon.


EVS blog of the week 26/2 to 5/3

Hello this is Cyril and I´m gonna write the blog of EVS for the first week of march. This week was very sunny, and more warm to the other week before. We had three new workers in Fjället and it´s great.

Some new kids came and it´s great very nice to meet you, than we have many kids with different background, and they begin to exchange each other I like that. We try to play less ping-pomg and doing more activities, like playing cards for example. Some kids begin to come without any group of other kids maybe because they feel more confortable. I remember at the beginning it was like two or three kids in a evening, and now there is so many, I feel so accomplished of Jose and me. Some kids try to speak french to me its funny, I take pleasure to teach them, some of them are very interested about many things in the life its a very good sign they will go far.

So far what I think about my week, We need to give kids new passion, they need to open themselves to new thing to do.

Next week is gonna be a photo contest I hope kids will participate we offer a camera as a price. And we are trying to get more kids in the official facebook and instagram because its important. I was planning to going out with the kids but its not possible, for the moment. We gonna have a summer camp in april its great. I like summercamp maybe we will fishing. I think I will cook soon in Fjället. I cant wait to have the summercamp because I like to play outside we can play football for example. Maybe I can bring some kids to a football match, and there is a match soon between IFK and Malmo in the gamla ullevi. When the snow will disappear maybe we can play football outside because football make new friendship and this is a sport easy to play because you should just get a ball and you can put for example a bag in place of the post and you can use all place as a field it´s very easy to play but kids they don´t like that much to play football in sweden maybe its because this is cold outside and they used to play inside game in place of, we will this keep going this idea, and we will see if its different when its sunny

I think some kids like to cook so I can teach them some stuff that I know I will do that during a night.

About my life in Sweden I will go to Hungary and Slovakia soon, I can´t wait I will put the photo in the blog or maybe senor Jose will.