Volunteers profiles


My name’s Laura. I’m 27 years old and I’m from Alicante, Spain.

 I’m social worker and I’m looking for job while I’m joined these project (Deep democracy in youth education) because it can be interesting for my future. It’s connected to education and democratic values, so it’s connected to my interesting.

 I’m in a democratic school “przestrzen” in Cracow, where I can learn about educational alternatives. I enjoy spending my time with children and meeting their parents. I love community social work I like to analyse situations and connect with different social actors to take advantage of what each one can contribute and improve globally. I’m try to be positive in all situations and when a problems presents I look for solving ways.

I’m an active person that love doing a lot of different thinks like hiking, In my city there are a lot of mountains near where I can do it,  playing music, I play ukulele and now I’m learning guitar, drawing, above all watercolours, or dancing all kind of music. And I want to share all what I know and learn all what I can.

If you want you can contacted me Instagram: laly.ando

Email: lauralaizplatte@gmail.com


My name is Mikołaj. I’m 25 years old, a native of the lower Silesia Region, south western Poland. I have a deep passion for linguistics, both learning and teaching languages. I majored in Chinese Studies at the University of Wrocław and have been working as a translator for the past 4 years.

I decided to join the Volunteer programme in Sokołowsko due to a deep interest in art, my first major beeing history of art. I was also tempted by the opportunity to learn new skills by working at the Kieślowski archive for the in situ modern art foundation. In addition, the chance to participate in world renown cinema and art festivals has also been a huge plus.

I’m very excited about all sorts endeavours connected the cultural exchange and very much interested in getting to know people from different cultural backgrounds!
Mikołaj from Poland

Hi, It’s Laura from Spain. I’m 23 years old and I’m a Social Worker. I’m here because I’m collaborating with the special needs school n.30 in Sosnowiec until 31th of May. I love travelling, dancing and hanging out with my friends. I also love to stay in nature, so that kind of plans are always welcome.

I came here because I want to learn more about alternative pedagogy and also to special needs schools. In my time here I was making zumba lessons with children at the school, but also some english virtual lessons with some of them. I hope I can enjoy the time I have left, learning and visiting others schools!

This picture was in my last trip in Wroclaw, that now became to my favourite city in Poland. I’m looking forward to go again 😊

My contact: IG: Laurelhacemiel

Hello everybody!

I am Leila from Azerbaijan. I lived in Baku where is the capital of Azerbaijan. I work at “Free school” in Krakow ( Wolna Szkoła Przestrzeń). We cook, play and learn with my students together. I am in love them 😊
At the same time, I am an English teacher and teach to adults who want to learn to speak in English. Also, I am interested in marketing and also doing hiking, sometimes just cannot climbing but at least trying to do my best. I am keen on eating and learning different languages too.
I would like to meet you all, see you, stay safe😊

If you want to contact with me

My facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leila.karimmm/

My gmail: Karimli.leyla7@gmail.com

Hello Everyone 😀

My name is Gabriel Souto, I am Portuguese from Lisbon and I am 23 years old. Lisbon has a lot of characteristics that make it similar to other European capitals, but smaller than most of them, so it has a lot of beautiful views in such less space.

I am going to Sokołowsko to work at the In Situ Foundation, helping to revitalize the Spa Park and giving environmental education. I am currently studying nature conservation, so it almost goes without saying that I love the environment. I love hiking in the forest, swimming in the sea, and every nature related activity you might think of.

I love music and all kinds of art, mostly I like rock music but nowadays what I am really into is electronic music. I love a good party so I can dance and have a good time. I also like sports, especially martial arts, I used to practice taekwondo for some years.

I feel really excited about this new adventure, and I am sure you are too. So, I hope I can meet all of you very soon, so we can change experiences and have lots of fun!

You can find on Instagram: @gabiataide97 and WhatsApp: +351925311130

Hi guys! 😊

My name is María José. I am 23 years old and I am from Granada, Spain. It is near the mountain and I have come to another city near the mountain in Poland, Bielsko Biala because I am collaborating in a volunteer in a Waldorf school.

 I have studied Labor Relations and Human Resources. Also, I like educations proyect and more in rural areas. For this reason I have also studied Environmental Education. Any plan in nature seems great to me and more so if it can be shared with you. 

About my hobbies I like music, art, writing poetry and traveling as well as practicing sports in the mountains.

Hope you are enjoying this experience and looking forward to meeting all of you really soon!! 💫💫

If you want to contact me, my Instagram is: @mariajose_rc97

Hello, this is Clara!

I’m 25 and I’m from Spain. I’d graduated in Elementary teacher and I’m really into education. I’ve volunteered before in others schools around the world like Ghana or United States and I truly belive education is always bidirectional so I’m here to increase my profesional knowledge and grow up in a personal way.

Currently I’m Poland volunteering in Waldorf School in Bielsko-Biala in a Project co-funded by European Solidarity Corops for 10 months until December. My goal in #EUSolidarityCorps to have an awesome cultural exchange. I’m really excited about this project because learning a new method of teaching it will increase my interest on keeping learning.

Easy going and good vives 🤙🏻👅

Clara from Spain, volunteer of European Solidarity Corps un Waldorf School in Bielsko-Biala.

Hello amig@s! 🇮🇨🌱✨

It’s Paula, a passionate 23-years-old journalist from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) and now, a volunteer in a small village in the south of Poland, called Sokołowsko.

Currently I am managing the social media accounts of the Sokołowsko Laboratorium Kultury! This means that I am working as a social media manager but also, as content creator and photographer. And I am doing this for a very long-standing and really known Art institution as is the Fundacja Sztuki Współczesnej IN SITU!

I can’t not be more proud and happy of our really hard work and for the decision of coming here that I made! I see this experience as a chance to grown personally and find my professional vocation. Also, I really thanks the In Situ Foundation for giving me this opportunity to explore the photojournalist and graphic design areas, completely new for me! 🙂

About my hobbies, I love analog photography, writing poetry and traveling! I am really into social politics and care of the environment. Finally, I am a huge fan of discovering weird an experimental songs and emergent artists and of creating amazing human connections around the world!

In case u need to contact me my gmail is: Paularuizrz@gmail.com and my instragram profile is : https://www.instagram.com/pauliirr/?hl=es

Hope u are enjoying this experience and looking forward to meeting all of u really soon!!🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🧚🧚🧚🧚🧚🧚🧚🧚🧚

It’s Andrés, Spanish guy volunteering in Sokolowsko for a year! I landed here 1 month ago. This is a small village surrounded by beautiful nature and I enjoy a lot walking around!!

I’m helping in projects related to the promotion of art and the organization of the festivals in Sokolowsko.

On the other hand, I studied Musicology, Electroacoustic music composition and Technician for Live events. I’ve been working for theatre during the last years. I play several instruments like piano and guitar and I’m happy because I have just bought a guitar here!! It would be awesome to find other musicians here and play together, imaging if we create a music band of volunteers..

If you want to contact me, my instagram is: @andresdiezblanco

Hi everyone! Cześć wszystkim!

I am Dominika and i’m from Poland. I am a historian and some time ago I defended my master’s degree.
I have been working as a museologist for a few years but the time has come for changes and here I am in Sokolowsko in InSitu foundation.

I love to read books, of which I probably have a few hundred.
I also like spending time outdoors and in Sokołowsko we are surrounded by forests and we have lots of walking paths.
I hope to learn a lot from this volunteering and maybe next year there will be another one.

If you want to contact me:

Instagram: @lord_pliszard

Email: dominika.pliszka@onet.eu

Hello from Georgia!

I’m recent graduate from English philology facility, and my undying love is literature. Although certain prejudice exists that bookworms prefer to stay indoors, I very much love to travel abroad. Last year I visited Italy and Germany, and in 2020, I can’t wait to go to Poland and meet all the existing challenges that lies ahead. I hope that won’t be my last stop!

Aside literature I also like teaching. One thing working with children is that you get to listen all the different point of view that you don’t usually meet in your culture.

If you want to contact me

Instagram: @emilysmith3382

Email: Nanukayipiani@gmail.com

Barev! I’m Knarik from Armenia 🙂

I’ll be working at Szkoła Wolno Mi in Gliwice. Due to the pandemic situation, I’m in Armenia yet. 🤷‍♀️

I graduated from University this year, with a degree in philology. Currently, I’m working as an ESL teacher for adults.

I have various interests: from politics and human rights to hiking and mountains, so you can meet my alter ego that fits you the most 😉

This project is an opportunity for me to discover new educational methods, as I want to implement them in my country. Also, I hope to learn more about new cultures and to share about mine 😊

Here are my social media accounts:

FB: Knarik Karaminasyan

Twitter: @knarikkarami

Hola! Ysaura from Spain

I’m a psychologist and I love working with childrens. Last year I spent 3 months in a workaway programme and this year I’m going to spend 11 months being a volunteer in Special Needs School no.30.

I love to be outdoors, nature is one of the thing that I enjoy the most, it makes me really happy. I love baking too.

I see this project as an opportunity to learn new things and discover new places and cultures.  I know that I am going to learn a lot about myself and my profession.

If you want to contact me here is my social media accounts.
Fb: Ysaura Masadegalleta
Insta: masadegalletaThese are European Solidarity Corps volunteers who currently (2020) work in democratic, free and special needs schools all over Poland.

Hej! My name is Martyna

I’m from Poland and I’m volunteering in Special Need School no 4 in Sosnowiec. I’m really glad to meet new people. I like tripping, taking photos, playing with kids and making art things! ❤ Volunteering is a part of my life since 2018. It gives me a lot of joy, energy and satisfaction. Except making lessons and workshops I also translate to volunteers what’s happening in the school and help them acclimatize (not every teacher is speaking English, so I’m making it more easier to contact and convey knowledge ;)). I feel happy to be in European Solidarity Corps project.

That’s me:

My instagram: @kwapisx

Hola! My name is Paco
 Im from Spain and I will be in Tychy, volunteering with Active Woman Association in Democratic Wild School.
I just finish my Degree in Sports Science and my  passions are sports, music, traveling, photograpy and hanging out. I expect to discover a lot new places and people so see you soon!

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To contact me
Instagram: _pacotorz
Email: Paco.delacruz1@gmail.com

Bonjour ! I’m Matthias a French Volunteer 🥐

I’m volunteering with Active Women Association in Special Need School no 4, Sosnowiec. I just finished my high school and I want to discover other countries by making myself useful !
I love sports 🏈, music, hiking ⛰, reading, playing videos games and cooking 👨🏻‍🍳 I hope this year will allow me to make up my mind about my future ^^  I am very happy to participate in European Solidarity Corps project and I intend to make it something memorable 🦋

Instagram: lisendru

Email: lisendru.contini@gmail.com

Ahoj, my name is Ondra and I am from Czech

I am 22. I come from Brno, where I study at the university the English and History for the purposes of education. I like languages I can speak English, Czech and Spanish fluently. I would like to be a teacher. I love riding a bike, writing my blog, reading books, hanging out with my friends etc..

In Poland, I am with Active Women association and I will be working in Our Good School in Katowice. (project co-funded by European Solidarity Corps) My goal is to learn how to be a good teacher.

Email: ondrej.sojka@live.com
Instagram: oja.soja

Hola, my name is Arturo and I am from Spain 🇪🇦

I am going to colaborate with Active Woman Association in Democratic School “Wolno mi” in Gliwice.
I am a psychologist but i am fond of arts, music and cooking, hope to know all of you and have great time with each one. See you soon pals!!!🤗

Ciao! I am Carola, from Italy

this is my cat in Italy, Ciccio!

Hi everyone! I am 19 years old and I had just started to study in the university when the coronavirus alert broke out, therefore I have experienced – like all of us – a very strange year. So I decided to break the routine and to do something different, useful and important to get new chances and challenges and to experience concretely and directly the democratic living in Europe and in the world.

So, here I am! For the next eleven months, I will be volunteering in the Free School Ursynow in Warsaw with kids and adolescents, thanks to the project co-founded by the European Solidarity Corps.

I hope we could all meet and know better, but meanwhile I invite you to seize all the possible opportunities and to get out of your comfort zone… Because world is beautiful out there!!

Facebook: Carola Hiepnat Lanata´

Hola! I am Roger 🙂

Dzień dobry, my name is Roger. I am 23 years old. I am from Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain?). We could have an interesting conversation about politics and territorial feelings!

I have studied the Primary Education Degree, I’m in love with everything that is related to education.

I love playing the guitar, being in contact with nature and working with children.

During the next eleven months I will be participating as a volunteer in the Active Education project from the European Solidarity Corps, with the support from Active Women Association.

Actually, I am living in Łódź. I will be volunteering in a forest school in Borchówka, from Fundacja Dmuchawiec.

Ciao a tutti! Dzień dobry!

I’m Giulia from Italy and I’m 25 years old. I’ve just finished the university, I’m graduated in philosophy and sociology, but I’m very passionate about education.

Above all, I’m a scout. Volunteering is a bigger part of my life, indeed. I love spending my time for the wellbeing others, walking in the mountain, reading books and writing, especially I’ve a passion for dogs. Funny thing to know about me: I’m learning how to play harmonica! 😉

For the next 10 months, I’ll volunteer in the democratic school “Droga Wolna” in Szczecin. It’s the first time for me in Poland! 🙂

I’m so glad to be part of this project of European solidarity corps coordinated by Active Women Association because it’s the adventure I was looking for. It gives me the mission I lost and the opportunity to discover the beauty outside my comfort zone.

Last hike: difficult but always worthy 😉

If you want to contact me, these are my accounts:

Facebook: Giulia Roncagalli

Instagram: giuliaroncagalli

E-mail: giuliaroncagalli@live.it

Dzień dobry! I’am Marc from Catalonia

Hi everybody:) My name is Marc and I’m 27 years old. I’ve grew up in a little village that’s called Collbató very near to the magical mountain: Montserrat! I’ve finished my psychologist degree in URV (Tarragona) and I have also formation as a musician, but not complete at all yet. I like to play the violin, to sing in chorus (I’m tenor) and for now I’m beginning to compose my own music. Relative to the psychology I’m very interested in psychology health and how to develop all potencial that humans have inside hoping to become a present reality. I like to show my passions and to share it with children. I will try to do it in my free democratic school: “Bullerbyn”. During this period of my volunteer experience, (that’s a little break on my life) I I hope to improve my English and Polish (Yes, I can!) and my pedagogical skills with children. I think that time is also good for me in order to decide my profesional future that for the moment is focused to to finish my musical studies and to teach music: violin and language music to the children.

If you want to contact me, these are my accounts:

Facebook: Marc Trias

Instagram: lowe_meola

E-mail: mctryas@gmail.com

Hi everybody! I am Chichak from Azerbaijan.

I m 21 years old and I am currently living in Baku,the capital of Azerbajan.I have graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages and my major is translation from spanis to azerbaijani. I like reading books,watching a wide range of movies and playing football.

During this project I will work in special need school in Sosnowiec.I am so excited about that, because I love teching and learning and I think thanks to this project I can do both of them together.

Here I put my contacts:

instagram- chichakh7

e-mail- cicek.huseyn@mail.ru

Hello fellas!

I am Irene, a 23-years-old girl from Spain. I will be in Tychy, in the Wild School, being with the kids, doing activities with them and sharing experiences. I am very excited because I have a lot of ideas.
In my spare time I do sports, I draw and I watch films (or series, depending). If you like The Fight Club, I love you. I would like to do theatre in the future and urban art.
Iam passionate about music as well, makes feel alive.
I would like to meet you all.

Can you feel the Magic of Life?

Life… Four letters and whole our being in one word. It’s fantastic how the understanding of it changes every single day.

In my 22 years of being alive and live in this gravity, I have felt most different experiences, and one of the most challenging is to be here in Poland during the Pandemic and doing something really important.

The main thing in life starts when you start to fly in your dreams but then you are making big steps to realize them.

The last day of being in 🇵🇱 

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.

J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

I went as a student in Poland twice but now I came back as a Volunteer And this time I want to change my ways of being an adult and being responsible for my adult life.

I will continue to fly in my goals and do everything for better me, better tomorrow, and better world.

Magda Matitaishvili

Volunteer at Fundacja Edukacji Demokratycznej Dmuchawiec, Lodz

Hello! გამარჯობა!
It’s Nazi ( yes, Nazi which means Gentrle, Beauty in Georgian😁) from Georgia, a volunteer from Free Democratic Bullerbyn school from Warsaw.
I came across the many troubles (because of the covid regulations) , fears, and long trips to gain new skills, connections, spread experience, get new things from life.
There are no borders and disabilities for the brave hart until we can take care of each other. This is what means to be a human, this is how love feels.♥️
I’m so happy to have this opportunity to meet volunteers around the world because i like to getting know with different types of cultures🌏💫
I’m so proud to be one of the volunteer and I really hope that this year will be full of emotions, love and sharing.😍
Fundacja Bullerbyn na rzecz wspólnoty dzieci i dorosłych
Wolna Szkoła Demokratyczna Bullerbyn

I’m Rossella and I’m from Sardinia, Italy, a beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.I can’t wait to get to Poland and meet new people and the other volunteers.I’m really excited about working with children in Wolna Szkoła Przestrzeń in Krakow and getting to know the city and taste new food


It will be a wonderful experience!

Hello! I am sending you my first facebook post 😊Hi everyone ☺️! I am Sandra, a spanish girl 🇪🇦 I am volunteering in Beech House Natural School and Kindergarden in Mikołów, Poland Naturalne Przedszkole i Szkoła “Bukowy Dom”. I arrived from Spain two weeks ago and I have already started working in the school. I decided to participate in this project because I wanted to experience new things and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to grow as a person.I consider myself a really active and creative person, I really love nature 🌿 and everything related to music and I really enjoy playing the guitar and practicing all kind of sports.Sandra Verdés, Spain ✨#EUsolidaritycorpsThe project is co-financed by European Solidarity Corps