Our Stories

Our Stories

Charlotte

Charlotte

I finally got involved in my first project when I was only 15 with the organisation Momentum World. Lacking in confidence, unsure of my future and surrounded by strangers from 7 different countries, it was most certainly a unique experience for me. This was the...

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Dafydd

Dafydd

Since April 2013 I have been working with Momentum World; first as a member of the Volunteer Police Cadets and now as an individual; on different international projects. By jumping at the opportunity to visit Serbia in in 2013 I have been lucky enough to also visit...

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Kasia

Kasia

I am a big enthusiast of EU youth mobility projects and their impact on participants’ personal and professional development. I have been gaining an extensive knowledge on the EU Youth Policy since 2007 when I experienced my first mobility project abroad under EU...

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Émeline

Émeline

After graduating I did not really know what I wanted to do nor what I could do. Soon after I learnt about the EVS, I found an opportunity in Germany to support a socio-cultural project from the German Red Cross called the KaufBar. I decided to give it a try, even...

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Conor

Conor

My name is Conor, and in April 2013 I began a 6-month internship with Momentum World that changed my life. Before my time with Momentum I was very withdrawn and lacked a lot of confidence in my abilities, I would always follow and never lead. I wasn’t very sure of...

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Ilona

Ilona

My choice of gaining a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication focused on Diversity Management and Migration Studies at the European University Viadrina in Germany was influenced by my experiences with the European Mobility and Exchange Programmes within the EU...

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Josh

Josh

At 21:30 on Saturday 31st January, I arrived at Nuorisokeskus Villa Elba, Kokkola, Finland. The significance of this is that this was the place where I would be working as an EVS volunteer for 9 months. It was below freezing and there was snow everywhere. Immediately...

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Amy

Amy

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am an adventurer and this has totally stemmed from my experience of international programmes in the UK, Europe and the World through Youth in Action and Erasmus+ programmes to name a few. My first programme was back in 2007 when I...

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Ruby

Ruby

I took part in my first Momentum World project this summer. There were about 25 of us from all over Europe and the UK, on a course called Leadership=Employability. We spent a week in London working with the Momentum Team and other specialist trainers to help develop...

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Tordis

Tordis

When I applied in December 2013 for a European Voluntary Service I did not know what big adventure was in store for me. I actually hoped to go to Portugal, but in the end, I found myself in the middle of the Estonian forest. There I worked in a small village called...

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Carmina

Carmina

Everything started in 2012. Studying a BA in Literature and Modern Languages often offers you the chance of studying a year abroad as an Erasmus student. Since I always had this huge passion for Spanish I chose Spain for my year abroad and I must say I couldn’t have...

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Ellie

Ellie

  After finishing my studies, I was met with a familiar feeling of uncertainty – what next? Now, just a short while later, I find myself about to move to Hungary. Once there, I will spend 12 months volunteering in a media organisation, with travel, accommodation, and...

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