Phiren Amenca

Volunteer Profiles

Leaving one’s comfort zone to learn something new – Lonci (Buddapest-Strasbourg)

**magyar szöveg az angol alatt**  I am 23, and I was living and studying in Budapest till the end of this August. I finished my BA studies in Sociology at the Corvinus University of Budapest this year, meanwhile I was

February 25, 2019

“…I’m interested in the capacity and strength of historical memory to shape our identities. “

Sziasztok! My name is Taylor, and I’m an American volunteer serving with Phiren Amenca in Budapest.  I was raised in New England by a Welsh mother and an American father, spent my adolescence in upstate New York, and went to

February 19, 2019

“Sometimes we need to get out from our everyday lives in order to get a better sight for it.”

[English below] Kedves Olvasó! A nevem Horváth Dániel és mikorta ezen sorokat írom, 29 éves vagyok és épp Portugáliában élek, mert jelentkeztem egy itteni önkéntes munkára. Bár már rég szerettem volna egy ehhez hasonló dologban részt venni, számomra most érkezett el

Volunteering in India- Laci

(Scroll down for Hungarian) Hi, I am Laci, 24 years old. I finished my studies in secondary school 3 years ago. I heard about the Erasmus+ Programme at my school. In 2016 I participated in a short term project in

Learning to Become a Change-Maker

Hello everybody! I’m Bálint and I am 23-years-old. I am from a little town in the middle of Hungary where I spent my life, until I was 18-years-old and I started university in Pécs. I studied biology and geography (dual degree)

January 9, 2018

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Hello everyone! My name is Pearl Penumaka and I am the 2017-2018 volunteer with Phiren Amenca, through the Young Adults in Global Mission program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I was born in India and grew up in California,

October 5, 2017

Differences in culture are the wealth of humanity

Hello everybody! I’m Livia, and I come from a little town in the north of Italy called Omegna, where I’ve spent my life until I was 19. After turning 19, I began attending the university in Turin, where I’ve studied

January 6, 2017

“Don’t be afraid of changes!”

“Don’t be afraid of changes!” This is what I am telling myself all the time. Hello everyone! My name is Marian. I am 21 years old (soon to be 22) and I started my 10 months European Voluntary Service at

November 21, 2016


Charlotte Flynn, one of the eight volunteers serving in Hungary within YAGM – Young Adults in Global Mission – is slowly coming to the end of her volunteer year in Budapest. A colleague and friend asks her about her experiences.

July 15, 2016

I hope lots of young people will choose EVS in their near future, as this is an opportunity you will never forget in your life!

Hello Everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am 25 years old. I finished university last year and I have my diploma as a teacher. Besides my diploma I have 4 different professions as well, because for me to educate

February 2, 2016