football session

Mental Health and Sport: Football Session in Stravoupoli

On the 5th of July, our volunteers with some patients of the Open Therapeutical Community organized a football match in the Psychiatrical Hospital of Stavroupoli. Through a sports activity, they connected and enriched each other.This is the video that summarizes the afternoon together!

volunteer for the new project in psychiatric hospital

Green Your Mind: Health for us and for the Earth

An innovative volunteering project about mental health A new project started on the 3rd of June in Thessaloniki, founded by the European Solidarity Corps. “GYM: Health for us and for the Earth” is organized by the United Societies of Balkans, in association with the Psychiatric Hospital of Stavroupoli and the Open Therapeutic Community of Argo. […]

Solidarity Stories | Ep 0 | To Leave Or Not To Leave?

Balkan Hotspot Radio
Balkan Hotspot Radio
Solidarity Stories | Ep 0 | To Leave Or Not To Leave?
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I will share a little secret with you: you can volunteer abroad, get out of your comfort zone, learn a new language and live a unique experience…without any cost!How? With the European Solidarity Corps! Join Roberto Gentile’s journey and you will discover what makes this volunteer opportunity different through the fears and joys that arise […]

New beginnings: What about the new volunteers?

Balkan Hotspot Radio
Balkan Hotspot Radio
New beginnings: What about the new volunteers?
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A few new volunteers are now working in Balkan Hotspot. We would like to present them and tell you a short story about the first impressions of working here, living in a new place with previously unknown people and the city. Enjoy it!

Life lesson: things aren't always as they seem

Tandem Stories: The life lesson

In more than eight months of living in Thessaloniki and attending Tandem almost weekly, I can say that I’ve met quite a lot of people there. People with amazing life stories, people from all over the world, travellers, students, professionals and so on. This story is however not about someone that I’ve met in Tandem, but about someone that I’ve met in front of Bord de l’eau. This person had an amazing life story, but I’ll talk rather about the life lesson that I learned that evening.