my name is Manuel and I lived in Latvia for nearly one year. I’m from Germany and came to Jelgavas Bernu un Jauniesu Muszikas Klubs in July 2007 as their first volunteer. After getting an amazing welcome choir by the kids in BJMK’s Summer Camp, I spent a part of the summer with many interesting people, first in the camp in Koknese and afterwards in Jelgava. Introduced to the facilities of BJMK, I started to take over responsibility for different parts of the music school, such as technology or band rehearsals. Beyond this I was assistant for office tasks and organised my own little projects, for example a little christmas event. I was given the possibility of getting to know many lovely, interesting and talented people through my work and this project gave me a totally new perspective to the idea of volunteer service and the EU. I spent my free time quite often voluntarily in my work place, just to make some music or meet latvian friends.I even got drum lessons, given by a gypsy, communicating mainly with hand and feet and without a real common language – just one of the highlights of my EVS-time. I loved the time I had and I definitely planning to visit you regularly.
Šis projekts tika finansēts ar Eiropas komisijas atbalstu. Šī publikācija [paziņojums] atspoguļo vienīgi autora uzskatus, un Komisijai nevar uzlikt atbildību par tajā ietvērtās informācijas jebkuru iespējamo izlietojumu.