International volunteers will work in Slovakia during the summer

Nearly 70 volunteers will take part in several activities in Slovakia.

International volunteers in the village of Slatinka, near Zvolen, central Slovakia. International volunteers in the village of Slatinka, near Zvolen, central Slovakia. (Source: INEX Slovakia)

Slovakia will welcome 68 international volunteers this summer, the not-for-profit organisation INEX Slovakia wrote in a press release. They will spend one to three weeks volunteering in different regions across the country.

Many of them will come from Brazil, Taiwan, Turkey, Denmark, Germany and Italy, as well as other countries.

During eight volunteer work camps held over the summer, they will among other things help renovate castles in Brekov and Šebeš (both in Prešov Region), and Uhrovec (Trenčín Region).

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“The first international volunteer work camp was held after World War I,” Miroslava Zváčová of INEX Slovakia said.

Every year, 14,000 volunteers take part in the camps, she added.

Helping people, too

Some of the international volunteers will also prepare free-time activities and trips for handicapped people in Bratislava and Prešov and for children in Šurany (Nitra Region).

“Their reward will be making new friends, improving their foreign language skills and becoming more independent and open to new challenges,” Zváčová said.

Another group will take care of animals in Zlatná na Ostrove (Nitra Region). Volunteers keen on the environment will have an opportunity to help in the village of Slatinka near Zvolen (Banská Bystrica Region).

During their stay in Slovakia, volunteers will also present their cultures and countries to locals at the Feast of Cultures event.

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