Me and EVS

431038_449196725170824_1015261964_nHello my name is James McCarthy :), I come from Ireland and since the 6th of May, I have been living here in Slovenia. For the next 6 months I will volunteer in the local youth center called MC ZOS as part of my European Voluntary Service or better known as EVS. The things that I will be involved here will be mainly creating events and also some workshops with the local children. Before I came here I didn’t know what to expect, but when I got here I met everyone from MC ZOS and they made me feel like I was at home. Coming here was a huge deal for me, it meant that I would leave my home, my family and my friends but its only for 6 months so – why not!!! I chose to do EVS because I love to get involved in my own community in Ireland and then, when I got the offer to come and volunteer here in Zagorje, I knew I had to do it, I wanted to experience a different country, different people and to see how many things are different here. I really enjoy it here, the people are friendly and willing to help with whatever the problem. I have made alot of friends also and they are showing me around my new town and getting me ready for the next 6 months. There is only one tiny downfall to all of this, I am Irish and I get really bad sunburn :(. If you are reading this and would like to know more about my time and experience here, or even if you want to know more about EVS, you can send an email to, or come to one of my upcoming events! :)