My name is Bartek

Bartek-300x221My story was much simpler than Rachel’s. I came to Italy a year ago and I was helping Casa per la Pace occasionally when they needed a hand with something. I could do so, because I was working from home as a freelancing computer programmer. Apparently they liked me so much, that they decided to invite me to be their official EVS volunteer. I didn’t have to look for a project in the Internet databases and they helped me with all the paperwork. All I had to do was fill a couple of forms and then talk to asending organizationback in Poland.

All of the people I was in contact with were extremely nice and helpful. I know I’ve been lucky to find a project this way and then to have everything done for me so fast.

But let’s go a step back for a moment. I haven’t even introduced myself. My name is Bartek, I’m Polish and I come from a beautiful city of Poznań .

I usually work with computers, creating websites and writing mobile apps. I guess at some point I decided that I was becoming too nerdy and that I needed more contact with people. I wanted to get more from my life before I finally get consumed by the world of career. It was almost the last call to apply for the EVS program, since I’ll be 29 this summer and they only let you do it until you are 30. I hope the whole experience will give me beautiful memories and new thoughts on many issues. I plan to travel as much as I can, as far as my pocket money will allow it. I want to learn new skills, not necessarily employing any digital devices. Finally, I’d love to get to know interesting people who don’t necessarily have 9 to 5 jobs, but rather do what they believe in. Will I be successful? – the future will show.