Volunteer roles and tasks

Language conversations

The volunteers cooperate in the project ESC – Meet me in the library. They prepare language lessons, create and upload comprehensive materials and homework for students on the blog.

They teach (their native language and culture and English for beginners) different groups: seniors, children, teenagers, advanced groups of adults, beginner students, mums that come to the library with their babies.

They have a great opportunity to promote German, Spanish, French and Italian culture – not only by teaching their mother tongue but also by organizing and taking part in many cultural events in the Regional Public Library in Kraków (Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Krakowie) and implementing their own projects. Stories about EVS volunteers’ activities in the library and everyday life in Krakow can be found on the Rajska Blog.

The volunteers also:

  • take pictures and use digital image processing,
  • prepare reports and statistics in Excel,
  • working on a computer in preparing materials for classes
  • creating interactive exercises for participants
  • writing a blog etc.

The volunteer are responsible for helping with:

  • user service,
  • reading-room technical stuff tasks and computer data bases operating,
  • organization of events and exhibitions,
  • digitalization of the library collection,
  • searching for new titles suited to the library profile (making lists of new publications).

The volunteer in the library should be open-minded, responsible, creative and emotionally mature.

More pictures

ESC 2021-2022

Salut!

We are Nelly and Annalaura, the new ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of November, and we will teach our mother tongues (French, Italian) in the library until the 30th of July.

Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, or living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you!

Now let us introduce ourselves:

Nelly Trichard
Nelly Trichard

Nelly Trichard: Salut, salut! My name is Nelly, I am 20 years old and I come from Lyon, a beautiful French city..! I have been doing a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences, and this year I am on a gap year before continuing my studies for a Master’s degree. I have already lived abroad for six months, in Spain, and I am in a way repeating this incredible experience here, in Poland. This is the first time I will be teaching a language course and I will give it my all to help you progress! Don’t hesitate to give me feedback so that I can improve. I’ve chosen Poland for this experience because I would love to speak Polish! This often surprises people, but it would actually be to be able to communicate with my grandmother who is from here 🙂 I will introduce myself in more detail in my classes..! Donc à bientôt, see you soon 🙂

Annalaura Lombardi
Annalaura Lombardi

Annalaura Lombardi: Ciao! My name is Annalaura, I’m 23 years old and I come from Napoli, a wonderful big city in southern Italy and as some may know, the birthplace of pizza! This year I graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures and after spending an Erasmus in Germany for almost one year during my studies, I have a strong desire for new emotions, new challenges, new experiences. Living abroad is for me the best option to learn about the world and be an active part of it and why not, also to learn more about yourself. So, this is the main reason why I decided to leave my comfort zone and move here to Kraków: I’m ready to start this new adventure, working in the library as an Italian and English teacher.
After my Bachelor’s, I attended some courses on social media and I am learning how to work with them. I’m particularly interested in topics about sustainability and I would like to use social media to raise awareness of environmental issues and sustainable zero-waste living. Moreover, I love music, singing, dancing, reading books and above all, I love psychology, a fascinating area of study because I think it helps you understand human behavior and mental processes.
I look forward to sharing the culture and Italian language with you and I can’t wait to see many of you in my lessons! A presto!

ESC 2020-2021

Wolonatriusze ESC 2020-2021
Wolonatriusze ESC 2020-2021

Cześć! Hello! Hola! Hallo! Ciao!

We are Silvia, Davide, Javier and Hannes, the new ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will teach our mother tongues (German, Italian, Spanish and English) in the library until the 30th of June.

Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, or living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you!

Now let us introduce ourselves:

Silvia Saccavino: Ciao! I am Silvia Saccavino, I came from Rome, Italy and I feel thrilled to start working in the library as an Italian and English teacher. I am 25 years old and I am about to get my master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development. I found out about the project through the European Solidarity Corps portal and the idea of teaching my language and my culture made me very happy and motivated, that is why I decided to apply for this project. I have many passions, for example I am strongly in love with cities architecture and structures; Krakow really feeds this passion of mine. I consider the night as my sister. I love city lights, skylines and how streets change after the sunset. Most of the things that I like (more or less) are now forbidden until a later date: festivals, live concerts, gathering, hugging… you name it. Among my interests you can also find food, music and dancing and, last but not least, I am very fascinated by the world of insects, on which I based both my bachelor’s degree and my master degree thesis. I hope my classes will be interesting even though they are online due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Ci vediamo presto!

Davide Castello: Hello! My name is Davide and I am a 25 years old guy coming from Genova, a big city in northern Italy. I just completed my studies with a master degree in Marketing and now I’m ready to start this new challenge! In the last two years I had the opportunity to join the Erasmus+ program in Finland. Later, I worked in Helsinki and Frankfurt, in two different companies, but still in the field of Marketing. If you want to enrich yourself and grow up, there is nothing better than leaving your hometown and your comfort zone and having a new experience in a different country, where you can meet new cultures and lifestyles. This is the main reason that pushed me to take part in this project. I really like doing sports, in particular, football and callisthenics but I also read a lot of books on various topics. I also try to be always updated about politics and about what is happening all around the world. Don’t be afraid to discuss during my lessons!

Hannes Böttcher: Guten Tag! My name is Hannes, I am 18 years old and I come from Germany. My hometown is called Mölln, it is a beautiful small city in Northern Germany. After finishing my A-levels I have decided to be part of the ESC and my destination is Krakow. I will be teaching German and basic English at the Bibliotheca. In my free time I enjoy running, playing Basketball, playing Computer Games and reading. Meanwhile I am always trying to keep up with the newest political debates, happenings and policies. I have been to Poland twice and Krakow is even more beautiful then Mikolajki and Świnoujście. I am really looking forward to exploring the polish culture, meeting new people and spending this year abroad!

Javier Holgado Garcia: Hola! My name is Javier, I am 23 years old and I come from a little city in the very south of Spain called Algeciras. I am an education major at the University of Cadiz, specializing in Foreign languages. I always loved the idea of travel and sharing my culture while also learning about other ones. So far, I had the opportunity to do that in countries such as Austria and the USA, and now is the turn of Poland but this wasn’t always totally planned until a couple of months ago. I was supposed to be in a university in the USA doing a language assistantship, sadly, due to the global pandemic, that incredible opportunity has been cancelled. So, if the world hits you, you just get up and continue with your life, and that was the moment when I started to look programs through the European Solidarity Corps portal and I discovered this project. Now I can’t be happier not only because of the opportunity to learn about a country that I didn’t know much until that moment but also because of all the incredible people I have met since I am here. Saying that I am very anxious to start this adventure and meet you in the classes. NOS VEMOS!!!

EVS 2019-2020

Wolontariusze EVS 2019-2020
Wolontariusze EVS 2019-2020

Cześć! Hello! ¡Hola! Hallo! Salut!Ciao!

We are Corentin, Sara, Pablo and Dominik, the new EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will teach our mother tongues (French, German, Italian, Spanish and English) in the library until the 30th of June.

Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, or living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you! Now let us introduce ourselves:

Corentin Lecoutre: Bonjour à toi lecteur ! I’m Corentin, I’m 23 years old and I come from a nice place in the north of France, called Lille. What can I say about me… I studied a little bit Polish at university. In 2019 I did an internship of 5 months at the Alliance Française de Szczecin. I taught French and organized cultural events, it was a great experience! After that, I spent 3 weeks travelling Eastearn-Poland by bike.  Otherwise, I have a Bachelor of History and a Master of European literatures and cultures, I am therefore a lover of museums, monuments, etc. I am always looking for discoveries and interested in knowing different cultures. For me each culture is unique and must be preserved, it is what differentiates us and makes us what we are. I’m here to teach French and English at different levels, for children, youth, adults and seniors, also to share my culture and knowledge with you, so don’t hesitate to come here! Finally, spending 9 months here in Krakow will be an opportunity for me to improve my Polish, to know better this country and to live an unforgettable experience. Alors on se voit bientôt !

Sara Pileri: Ciao a tutti! My name is Sara Pileri and I am your average girl from Sardinia, Italy, ready to start a crazy adventure in good old Poland. I am twenty seven years old and a newly graduated; I studied in Pisa, where I got my bachelor degree in History of Arts, and in Florence, where I specialized in Library and Archivism Sciences. Reading is my main passion, but I also love writing, listening to music, exploring (but I hate getting lost, wich happens all the time) and trying new things in general. I drink tea like a retired english lady, have an obsession with vintage clothing, and I often cry over pricy make up that I cannot buy (dark lipsticks are my favourites). I decided to apply for EVS because I think it really is a one time opportunity: I didn’t want to miss the chance to visiting a different country, making friends and learning a language that is kind of unheard of in Italy. The thought of being a teacher and working in the library is overwhelming at the moment, but I can’t wait to start. I hope that my students learn a lot about my native language and culture, and I also hope to learn something from them in return, like being more patient, respectful and sympathetic. A presto!

Pablo Castiñeira Núñez: Hola! My name is Pablo, I’m glad to meet you all.  I’m from Valencia, a really sunny and beautiful city in the east of Spain. I’m 28 and I will share the Spanish culture and language with you during 9 months in the library. I would like to learn as much as possible about Polish people, food and customs. For me, being in Kraków to be a part of this project is a really good opportunity to grow as a person and also to know new people. From my point of view, teaching is about exchanging and sharing our knowledge with other people so I wish we all learn while having fun! I can’t wait to see you in our classes! Hasta la vista!

Dominik Bartoszek: Guten Tag! Dzień dobry! I am Dominik, 18 years old, and I am from Germany. My hometown is called Heidenheim an der Brenz and it is located in the south of Germany, between Stuttgart and Munich. I am very happy to have the opportunity to teach german language and culture at the Public Libary in Kraków while learning more about the polish one. I like to travel, to discover new places and to meet new people. Beside this I do artistic gymnastics. Maybe some of you already noticed that I have polish names. That´s because I am from polish origin so polish language is not completely new for me and of course you can feel free to talk to me in polish. I decided to take part in the EVS because it is a great chance to help other people while discovering the country my ancestors are from- so I hope you can help me to discover it during the 9 months in Kraków 😉 See you in my classes! Bis bald! Do zobaczenia!

EVS 2018-2019

Wolontariusze EVS 2018-2019
Wolontariusze EVS 2018-2019

Cześć! Hello! ¡Hola! Hallo! Salut!Ciao!

We are Leonie, Álvaro, Marie and Francesco, the new EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will teach our mother tongues (French, German, Italian, Spanish and English) in the library until the 30th of June. Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, or living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you! Now let us introduce ourselves:

Leonie Brockamp: Guten Tag! My name is Leonie, I‘m 19 years old and from Germany. My home is Münster, a city located in the north west of the country, just half as big as Krakow and famous for the fact that there are more bicycles than people in town. I will tell you more about that for sure during my lessons, and hopefully you can tell me a lot about Krakow, polish traditions and your culture too, since this will be my new home for the next 9 months. I look forward to meeting all of you in my german and english classes for adults, teenagers and seniors! Wir sehen uns!

Alvaro Marinero: ¡Hola a todos! I am Alvaro, I am 23 years old and I am from Spain. I was studying in Madrid and lived there for the last 5 years but originally from a town called Cuellar, near Segovia, very nice city near to Madrid. I am so happy that I can share and teach you here in the library my language and culture, while I  learn about Polish culture and language. I hope during these 9 months I can discover this country and its culture and meet new people.

Marie Arduin: Salut toi! I’m Marie, 23 years old, and I come from France. This is the first time I live abroad and I’m happy to do it with this volunteering project. Krakow is a beautiful and a very interesting city, I would like to visit a lot of things here, museums, monuments and discover Polish culture. In France I have a degree in information and communication, I was also working in an association that organizes a film festival. I’m particularly interested in topics about women’s rights, which allowed me to host a radio show on this theme in my country. Otherwise, I like to relax on the terrace with a good coffee, and above all I love listening to music and go to concerts. I look forward to sharing the culture and French language with you but also I hope to be able to speak a little Polish. A bientôt!

Francesco La Gioia: Ciao a tutti! Cześć! I am Francesco, I’m 26 and I was born and raised in Puglia, the heel of the Italian boot. I spent the last six years studying in Northern Italy at the University of Bologna and also spending some months in Spain and United States. I am here at the library in Krakow to bring the Italian language and culture and its richness in traditions coming from both the North and the South! I love travelling, discovering new places and meeting new people from all over the world: I think that now it’s the time to discover Poland and to learn more about Polish culture from my great students during the Italian classes. Ci vediamo presto! Do widzenia!

EVS 2017-2018

Cześć! Hello! ¡Hola! Hallo! Salut! Ciao!

Wolontariusze EVS 2017-2018
Wolontariusze EVS 2017-2018

We are Ana, Frnacesco, Sofia and Florian, the new EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will teach our mother tongues (French, German, Italian, Spanish and English) in the library until the 30th of June. Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, or living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you! Now let us introduce ourselves:

Ana Isabel: Cześć! My name is Ana, I am 22 years old. I come from a beautiful village in the south of Spain, Córdoba. I have just finished my University degree in Translation and Interpreting. For the next 9 months, together we will discover my language and culture and, also, I will be teaching English, so I’m pretty sure we will spend such an amazing time together. I love to travel, get to know new cultures and pierogis! You will get to know me better during the lessons. I can’t wait to meet you all and start this little adventure. ¡Hasta pronto!

Florian: Bonjour! Nazywam się Florian, I come from Toulouse in the south of France. I also lived in Paris during 6 years so I feel like at home in the french capital. By the way I am a bon vivant, I will be happy to share the french culture with you. I’m also a french foreign language student, and I come to Krakow to put in practice what I have learned. For me Krakow is a very good city to discover Poland, but I would also like to spend time in other city and countryside in the purpose to have different points of view about this beautiful country. In this context, learning Polish language is also an objective to reach for to be more in phase with Poland. So, if you want to join my group to talk about French culture and language, that will be with a great pleasure! A très bientôt.

Francesco: Ciao a tutti!! Cześć wszystkim!! I’m Francesco and I’m gonna teach Italian in the library. I’m 27 and I’m from the north west of Italy, from a city called Torino. It means little bull in italian, but despite the name is a pretty big city, I will for sure talk about it in many lessons. Of course my lessons won’t be just about language, i will try to display some italian culture, like food, places, maybe even hand gestures, who knows XD I really hope that, in teaching, I will also learn something about Poland and polish culture. In the meanwhile, I will enjoy Krakow and any other polish city I can reach during this nine months because I really want to get the most out of this unique chance that is the EVS. A presto!!

Sofia: Moin (northern German for “Guten Tag”), my name is Sofia Westholt and I’m 19 years old. I lived near Hamburg in a small city called as one of the popular chocolate brands in Poland: Wedel. Last year I lived in Żary, where I worked as a volunteer in a Liceum. I am excited to teach seniors, adults and teenager my mother tongue and seniors and teenager English in the Library. Also I will tell you a lot about Germany. If you want you can talk to me in Polish sometimes, but watch out: I only speak little Polish, so speak slowly please. I love reading, taking pictures, writing texts, travelling and learning about cultures and languages. See you soon! Tschüss!

EVS 2016-2017

Cześć! Hello! ¡Hola! Hallo! Salut!

Wolontariusze EVS 2016-2017
EVS 2016-2017

We are Alberto, Margaux and Paul, the new EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers in the Regional Public Library of Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will teach our mother tongues (French, German, Spanish and English) in the library until the 30th of June. Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, or living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you! Now let us introduce ourselves:

Margaux: Salut tout le monde, My name is Margaux, and as you can see at the beginning of my presentation I’m French. I come from the west of France, not far from Saint-Malo and Rennes. I’m 20 years old almost 21 (next month), so it will be the first that I’m not with my family to enjoy this day. But it’s ok because now I have a second one, EVS family. What else can I say about me, I have a degree in History and Heritage, so I love museum, castle and every monuments like that. I love to travel, discovered some new country, people. Since I’m a little girl I dream about other countries and culture so it was obvious for me to do an EVS and mainly live in an other country for real, not just be a tourist. Like everyone else I like to listen music, specially psyche one, I like movies, series, book etc. I think it is enough for now, so see you soon at the library! A bientôt !

Paul: Guten Tag, my name is Paul Naumann, I am 18 years old and come from Bad Oeynhausen, a little town in the north-west Germany with ~50.000 inhabitants. If you want to get some visiual impressions of my city you should watch this short video, my friend Sören and me prepared.

I am excited to teach seniors, adults and teenager my mother tongue and teenager english. I will bring you closer to the German culture and also improve your language skills!  Hopefully, I will welcome many of you in my classes! Bis demnächst! Auf Wiedersehen!

Alberto: Hola! My name is Alberto, I am from Spain, I come from Andalusia (in the south of Spain) I’m 27 years old and in the next months, I will teach spanish in Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna in Krakow to adults . Also I would like to show you everything about my country and my culture! I will try to make it in a funny and interesting way! Also I’d like to tell you  many curiosities about Spain and answer all your questions! A small part of Spain is waiting for you in Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna in Krakow. See you there!  Nos vemos!

Helena: ¡Buenos días! My name is Helena, I am 23 years old and I come from Vigo, in Galicia, in the north west of Spain, close to Portugal. I will be teaching Spanish to kids, adults and seniors. I am very excited and motivated with this project because I actually want to show you the Spanish culture and language in a very entertaining way! I like listening to music, watching movies and reading, so that is the reason why I love this project, teaching Spanish in the Library! I hope I will see many of you in my Spanish lessons! See you! ¡Hasta pronto!

EVS 2015-2016

Cześć! Hello! ¡Hola! Hallo! Salut!

wolonatriusze evs 2015-16
EVS 2015-2016

We are Sophia, Pauline, Nelson and Eduardo, the new EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will teach our mother tongues (French, German, Spanish and English) in the library until the 30th of June. Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, or living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you! Now let us introduce ourselves:

Sophia: Hallo! Guten Tag! My name is Sophia Queckenberg and I am 18 years old. I come from Düsseldorf in the West of Germany, close to the Dutch border.  I am really excited to learn more about the Polish culture and also hopefully the language by living in Krakow for nine month. I will be teaching my mother tongue German for beginners and also intermediate level for seniors, adults and teenagers. Besides, I will be teaching English on a basic level for teenagers.  In the classes I hope to bring you closer to the German culture and also improve your language skills!  Hopefully, I will welcome many of you in my classes! Bis Bald!

Pauline: Bonjour! My name is Pauline Stefanski, I’m 23 years old, and I come from Hénin-Beaumont, near to Lille, in the North of France. I will teach French from basic to intermediate level, to children, youth, adults and seniors. During my courses, I would like to make you discover my country and its culture. This project is a great opportunity for me because I’m from Polish origin and I would like to discover Polish culture and learn the language. I hope to seen many of you at my French courses! A bientôt!

Nelson: ¡Buenos días! I’m Nelson Vides, 23 years old, born in Venezuela but moved to Spain at the age of 10, and regard Madrid as the city that saw me growing up. Through the upcoming months I’ll be teaching Spanish (and English one of these days), talking about boring grammar, funny stereotypes, food, tips for visiting Spain, and more things to come. I’ve been in love with food since I was born, and I practice a lot of sports (not bragging online, better ask me!). I also really like history and languages, and I’m not leaving this city without speaking Polish!

Eduardo: Hello!! My name is Eduardo, I am 24 years old and I from A Coruña  but I living in Madrid  (Spain). I will be Spanish Teacher during this 9 months to kids, adults and seniors from beginners to intermediate level in Rajska Biblioteka. Since 2 weeks I have been trying to come to Krakow as a volunteer and finally gotten it, so now I feel a lot motivation and I would like give best of myself in my classes. This project is a great opportunity for me to improved my life.

EVS 2014-2015

 Cześć! Hello! ¡Hola! Hallo! Ciao!

wolontariusze evs 2014-2015
EVS 2014-2015

We are Alexandru, Carsten, Jose and Miri, the new EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We came to Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will teach our mother tongues (Italian, German and Spanish) in the library until the 30th of June. Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, life as a volunteer, living in a foreign country. If you want to know more about us and our work/projects feel free to ask or come to the library. We will be pleased to meet you! Now we want to introduce ourselves:

Alexandru: My name is Alex, I’m 20 years old and I come from Italy as part of the EVS project in the library here in Krakow. I was born in Romania but I moved with my parents to Italy when I was little. During the next nine months, I will be teaching Italian at a basic and intermediate level to children, youth, adults or elderly (not necessarily in that order and at the same time! )

Carsten: Guten Tag! My name is Carsten and I am 19 years old. I come from Hagen, it is very close to Dortmund (i think every polish person should know Borussia Dortmund :p), a city in western Germany. My main task in Rasjka Biblioteka in the forthcoming 9 months will be German language lessons. I will be teaching two groups of Beginners (Eins, Zwei, Drei) as well as two groups for intermediate Level (Sprechen Sie Deutsch). I am speaking fluent german, polish and english. My interests are politics, history and graphic art. Lessons have just started, so feel free to join us! Do zobaczenia!

Jose:
¡Hola! My name is Jose, I am 27 years old and I come from Siles, a small village located in Andalucía, in the South of Spain. During the coming months I will be teaching Spanish to kids, adults and seniors from beginners to intermediate level in Rajska Biblioteka. Since last 8 months I’ve been trying to come to Kraków as a volunteer and I have finally gotten it, so now I feel a great motivation and I want to give the best of myself in my classes. This project is a great opportunity for me to grow proffesionally as a future Teacher.

Miriam:
Hallo!
I am Miriam Flöricke, I’m 20 years old and I come from Nürnberg, a city in the north of Bavaria in southern Germany. I decided to leave my life in Germany behind and come to Krakow for 9 months as a European volunteer to discover the culture, language and of course the city! This project is a great opportunity for me to find out more about teaching and working with groups and I think it will be a very good experience! I love to travel, music, take pictures and learn languages. I will be teaching beginner level German for Seniors and Youth and intermediate level German and English.


EVS 2013-2014

Witamy! Welcome! Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Benvenuti!

EVS 2013-2014
EVS 2013-2014

We are Cristina, Marie, Guido and Mattia, the new EVS (european voluntary service) volunteers in the Regional Public Library in Kraków. We started our volunteering project in Kraków on the 1st of October, and we will be supporting the library until the 30th of June. Reading this blog you will have the opportunity to know about the library, our work here, the city of Kraków, cultural events… through our vision as foreigners in Poland. You can read below our concrete tasks and roles in the library, but first, we would like to introduce ourselves:

Let’s start…

Cristina: Cześć! My name is Cristina, I am 26 years old and I come from a small city located in the North of Spain, Santander. I have left behind the sun and the sea to live in Kraków because I really like Polish culture and, above all, I consider that this project is a great opportunity for me. I will be teaching Spanish to seniors, adults and kids, from begginers to intermediate level. I also support in some of the computer + English language lessons (e-learning) for seniors.

Marie: Hallo! My name is Marie and I am 19 years old. I come from a small village near Braunschweig, a city in northern Germany. My main task in Rasjka Biblioteka in the forthcoming 9 months will be German language lessons. I will be teaching a group of Beginners (Eins, Zwei, Drei) as well as a group for intermediate Level ( Ich liebe deutsch!). Lessons have just started, so feel free to join us!

Mattia: Ciao! I’m Mattia! I come from Milan, in the north of Italy. Last year i decided to change my life, leaving from the city where i was born, where i grow up, where i had studied and worked to take part in this project. I like reading, watching movies and travel. For these reasons I was enthusiastic to make my volunteering in a library!
I will be teaching italian language at four different groups and i will take part in the projects of the library.

Guido: I’m Guido, I’m twentytwo years old, I come from Italy and I live in Padua. I’ve been here in Cracow from July, because before I did Leonardo da Vinci, another european program. I felt very good in this city and for this reason I decided to stay for another nine months. Now I’m doing the European Voluntary Service and I’m working in the library, teaching Italian for the basic and intermediate level.


EVS 2012-2013

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Ingrid Gazquez

Ingrid Gázquez is spanish girl that comes from Barcelona. She finished Law Studies (University of Barcelona) and she is currently doing a online Master Degree on the field of “Human Rights, Children Rights and International Adoption”.

As Iria, Ingrid also spent her ERASMUS scholarship in Kraków and she wanted to come back. This project was the answer.

In her own words, she is “positive, entrepreneurial and open-minded person” and she would love to take this opportunity for learning how to create cultural and youth events  (living library, photo-contest…) and learn as much as she can.

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Iria Castro

Iria Castro is a spanish recently graduated translator and interpreter by the University of Vigo,Galicia.

She comes from Lugo, Galicia although she has lived for the five past years in Vigo. While her studies she had the opportunity to come to Kraków with an ERASMUS scholarship and she fell deep in love with the city. This is why she didn’t hesitate when she had the chance of coming back to take part in this project.

She describes herself as a very curious girl interested in languages and their interaction with societies.

One of her objectives with the project is to make visible Galicia and galician language and help the library in everyway she can.

Vicky, Cristina w Barcelonie a Iria i Ingrid w Krakowie


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