Thoughts and Stories from the Next Generation of European Volunteers
  • The Good Part of the Quarantine
    Everybody of us had dreams, journeys, plans and whatever, that we wanted to do here. It’s difficult to accept that a big part of them won’t happen- at least this year. The closest thing to go to Scotland is gonna be buying a can of Scottish soup from Aldi. But […]
  • About us
    I know, I know, everyone is kinda sick of hearing news stories about Corona (or COVID-19 or SARS-COV-2) and rather watches cat videos all day, to distract themselves from the current situation, but us European volunteers, want to provide you a new Kind of media to follow. For one part […]

About us

I know, I know, everyone is kinda sick of hearing news stories about Corona (or COVID-19 or SARS-COV-2) and rather watches cat videos all day, to distract themselves from the current situation. But us European volunteers, want to provide you with a new kind of medium, for you to follow, what is going on at High Oak. For one part to keep ourselves sane, but also to give followers and members of the HOYCC-, former and future volunteers,- or just random visitors, who feel bored, insights about our life in Dudley, like you’ve never seen them before.

But who are we?

If you’ve snooped around our humble little website, you should be familiar with the fact that High Oak regularly works with a set of volunteers from all around Europe (ok for some reason, a big bunch always speaks German, but that’s another story). If you want more information about the European Solidarity Corps(the program we volunteer with) and Erasmus +, you should check out “projects” on the top page. This blog more functions as a fun and entertaining place to share some stories, reflections, recipes… basically whatever we can think of, while we are living through a major pandemic.

At the moment we are 8 volunteers and come from Austria, Germany, Romania, Spain and Turkey. You may hear from all of us; you may not, but if you want to know what kind of people are behind these texts, make sure to follow our Instagram! You will find out more about our individual stories over there (and feel free to ask any questions!)

We sincerely hope, that these messy times will be over as soon as possible, but also, that we can provide some kind of entertainment. Wouldn’t it be awesome, if we could keep this blog up as long as possible?

Well, enough babbling from me, all I can say now is: ENJOY!

-Stefanie(DE)

3 Comments

Hüner · 30th April 2020 at 5:18 pm

Hey, it is nice to hear from you.
I hope you are doing well these days. The world will be better soon, fingers crossed. I want to be with you as the next volunteer. Wishing you all health and happiness 🙂

Angela Edwards · 1st May 2020 at 12:00 am

great introduction I look forward to hearing about your journey !!

Angela Edwards. · 25th May 2020 at 2:27 pm

Hope you get to reach Scotland soon !!👍🏽

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