My name is Tauri and I come from Estonia. It is one of the countries that is further north in the world and has one of the smallest nations in the EU. I studied environmental technology. After my license I worked and traveled to Australia for 11 months with the Working Holiday visa.
Right after I went to Peru. That’s how I started to love traveling. Then I had two contracts at the University of Estonia and I did four months of volunteer work in Sri Lanka. After the end of the last contract I still wanted to travel, so I decided to apply for the European Voluntary Service. EVS makes it possible to volunteer while discovering another country. Since joining EVS, I have been involved with the Ethik Mind project. I arrived 2 weeks ago. I hope to be able to use my enthusiasm in a creative, fertile way, to show initiative, to take part in interesting processes and projects.
During my stay I want to understand sustainable lifestyles and learn more about the local environment and culture. Recently I participated in the pre-organization of an exchange among young people, I also began to learn how to organize a project and I would like to start one myself. My best memory goes back to the time we sat down relaxing with other international volunteers under the big old pines in the forest that covers the ruins of a Cathar village.
I love my EVS because people are enthusiastic and there are many ideas on how to develop the organization and the place. For example the construction of a dry toilet. The biggest challenge for me, again, is finding my place in the organization; Learn how life is here, the things that I have to do, what I should do and should not do, what I can do and how to do it. After my EVS I do not know yet what I will do. Maybe I will travel, go to university to do a doctorate or work. I encourage all young people to travel, Traveling in the outside world always leads to the inner world. Changes from within produce positive developments in personal life and in the world.