Pros and Cons of being an EVS Volunteer
- Working in a project you might be interested in. Instant work satisfaction and added value to your CV;
- Meeting people from other countries, getting in contact with new cultures, learning so many new things;
- Lots of perks such as free Private Medical Insurance, accommodation and food provided, pocket money, transportation provided, holiday during the service;
- Working in cross cultural teams helps you develop your communication skills and improves your English level;
- Free local language classes.
- Potential conflicts with your colleagues. Living together with different people can be quite stressful at times;
- Different work styles within the team;
- Issues with the Host Organisation such as: communication problems, a too strict schedule, too many/few working hours, contract clauses, when to take holiday, receiving food money or food directly instead;
- Living for months in a different culture can get boring/stressful/too much.