Aljaz Malek - new EVS volunteer in YEE

Aljaz - welcome letterSo it goes. My year as an EVS volunteer at YEE has begun. New country, new culture(s), new people, same passion - the environment. And it seems that all ingredients for a fruitful year are there.

Before I continue with my impressions and expectations, let me just quickly tell you some things about myself. I'm Aljaž and I come from Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. I studied agronomy and I'm a big fan of the outdoors. In the past few years I've become very interested in how environmental organisations work and what the role of volunteers is in them. Luckily, I was given the opportunity to join this YEE project, which combines both of my current interests.

First impressions? For now, I can only speak in superlatives. Prague is green and relaxed, the apartment is close to work and cosy, and most importantly - the people at YEE are very friendly and helpful.

I'm already looking forward on gaining new skills and hopefully I'll contribute to YEE and other organisations at Toulcuv Dvur as much as possible. Maybe I'll even overcome one of my greatest fears - cooking for other people :)

So, stay tuned and all the best until we read again.