Amil Shamshiev is a Georgian volunteer who joined Fundacja Integracji Społecznej Prom in Wroclaw, Poland and carries out his long-term European Solidarity Corps project funded by Erasmus +. Read what he says about his upcoming experience:
“I am Amil, 22 years old. I study at Ilia state university Business School and I decided to be part of the ESC project. Since my school years when I heard about volunteering abroad for the first time, I was willing to do it and now I am so happy that I finally got this chance.
In my opinion, participating in EVS/ESC projects is one of the best ways for people to learn new things from each other as well as make new connections. Being a volunteer is not only about work, but it also offers you a lot of opportunities, like participating in trainings, meeting new people, hearing about the interesting stories from other volunteers, learning new languages and improving your English. Also discovering yourself in a foreign country with foreign people and cultures is the best way to get to know yourself better and enjoy your life. Also, it makes you surer about your future goals.
Volunteering as a job is so valuable and can give you a lot of new and special experience. I can say that, for me, it feels great, sharing your knowledge, abilities, skills and get the same from others as well. It’s something that drives you to think outside your vision, the possibility to be part of a globe without boundaries and stereotypes, a place of charity and experiences where you can simply develop yourself and discover a lot, every single day. It is the chance to make the world a better place to live for everyone, especially for children, and simultaneously contribute to the local community as much as possible.
Being part of EVS/ESC projects will help you to become more tolerant, get to know different cultures and people understand and listen to all the people with different backgrounds and experiences. Learning a new language, in my case Poland, is also one of the best parts of it. It is already one week I’m here and it feels great because Wroclaw is a very beautiful city. If you like calm life, this city would be one the best options for you. I’m very happy to have a chance of living here, helping children, give them informal education, and share my knowledge and experience with them. Also introducing my country, language, and culture to other volunteers and listen about theirs as well is one of the most exciting things.
I am ready to be part of the project and help children to know more and to discover their abilities and use their skills. I can’t wait to bring a little light life to peoples life who really need it and also get too much positive energy and emotions from all of them” – Amil Shamshiev.