Present Volunteers

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Margaux Colpaert


Hello, I'm Margaux, I am from Lorgues (France). I am 19 years old and I have just obtained my baccalaureate in STID.

As I wanted to reorient myself in my studies, I decided to take a year break before starting my higher studies.
So I decided to go abroad to volunteer, to be able to be useful and travel at the same time, and Praxis seemed to me to be the best volunteer for its theme and its country.
I know just at the beginning of the volunteering that it will be a very good experience both professionally and personally, and that my stay will pass very quickly.

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Agnès Amorosetti



I am Agnès Amorosetti. Contrary to what my last name suggests, I am French and I grew up in the south of France (Toulouse). I'm 21 and I'm finally taking a sabbatical year to travel, meet people, exchange, ...

I did a lot of things: I went to nursing school, I worked in an elementary school, I studied Spanish at the university, ... But I chose to follow my instinct and live from my passion, that's why I'm going to make a pastry school.

I am very happy to contribute to the PRAXIS association and I look forward to meeting you.


Arthur Otin


Hello, Bonjour, Yia Sas!

My name is Arthur, I'm from France, I'm 26 years old and I chose to volunteer at Praxis.
I studied acoustics for three years and then I worked in several industry fields such as automotive, railway, aeronautics and sptaial.

I've always wanted to live a fullfilling experience in another country and so I decided to quit my job and to gather my courage to do it; I think this is a good experience for so many reasons: see what's out there, meeting new people from other countries, lear new skills and diversify, improve my english and maybe learn new languages, discover Greece and do some good around me.

Everyone has been very nice here so far and I have no doubt that I will love this adventure!


Vicente López González


Hello everyone!

My name is Vicente, I am 23 years old and I am from Murcia, a town in the southeast of Spain 🙂

Throughout my university career in International Relations, I became very interested in the possibility of volunteering in Europe, as my studies have helped me to understand the social differences that exist in the world today and how important it is to help others as much as possible, because we are all human beings!

I consider myself an outgoing person who loves meeting new people and learning about different cultures. I have always wanted to get to know in depth the charm of Greece, its friendly people and delicious food, so having the opportunity to be part of the Praxis volunteer team in the beautiful city of Serres is a unique experience for me. 

I couldn't be more excited to start this new project in my life with volunteers both local and from different countries. I am sure it is going to be an unforgettable experience!

Past Volunteers


Sara Alexandra Sousa


Χαίρετε everyone 🙂

My name is Sara, I’m from Lisbon and I’m 21 years old. I spend my days reading and at the theatre (I know, I'm pretty cool). Just finished my bachelor’s degree in Communication at IADE – Creative University. I decided to take one year to volunteer in Europe before starting to work. The MediaArt is the perfect project for me because it allows me to work on what I love, discover the fantastic city of Serres, and meet new people. It's hard to be away from home, but this is an opportunity of a lifetime. I hope that ESC will open new doors to a future with fewer borders and more possibilities. I’m looking forward to learning Greek and enjoying the Mediterranean culture, especially the food!


Maxence Zakarian


Hello, my name is Maxence Zakarian. I'm 22 years old and I'm from France. As a recent graduate with a degree in mathematics and computer science applied to human and social sciences, I am looking for a break to gain personal and professional experience in order to continue either studying or working in the social sciences. I am here to grow personally as well as to acquire different skills that will be useful for my future. Finally I want to leave a significant impact in the world around me through this project.


Joana Khalo


Kalí méra guys 😉

My name is Joana, and I am 18 years old. I am from Cologne (Germany) and graduated from high school this year. Wanting to broaden my horizon, I applied for an ESC project.
And now I am in Greece and you are welcome to follow my journey. To meet new people, a new culture and do something creative are my main motivations to start a gap year. This long-term project seems like the perfect opportunity for me as a very open-minded but also curious person.

I am looking forward to keeping you updated about my experiences!

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Ionut-Marian Ionescu


Hi, I am Marian, I'm 21 years old and I decided to joing Praxis Greece and believe in their mission because before I can change the world, I have to be that change.

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Joan Anis


Hello everyone! I’m Joan, I’m 20 years old and I’m from Italy. At the moment I’m taking a gap year in order to make new experiences, meet new people, know their values and opinions and last but not least grow as a person. I’ll be staying at Praxis for 5 months. I chose this project because it brings awareness to various issues through different types of means (broadcast, article, video, social media posts and so on) and it demands you to be creative, to put thoughts into actions and gives you the opportunity to learn a lot in term of cultural aspects and on a personal level. It’s the first time that I get to live in another country, far from my family. I’m not gonna lie, it’s a little bit intimidating but I do think that it’s a process that we have to face at some point in our life , we can’t always stay in our comfort zone! I’m looking forward to learn a lot, meet a lot of people and eat a lot of different food!

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Giuseppe Menegus


Hello everybody! I’m Giuseppe, I’m 27 years old, and I’m from Italy. I come from a small town in the mountains called San Vito di Cadore, located in the north east of the country, not far away from the border with Austria. Last November I graduated in Political Sciences, international relations and human rights, and  I’m interested in journalism generally.  I’m really passionate about photography and I would like to work as a photojournalist. I’ve been practising photography since I was 20, and I did courses and workshops all along these years. It’s something I really enjoy, and I would like to be able to raise awareness and tell stories thanks to this medium. I like writing too, so I would like to mix photography and writing to be able to create my own reportages. It’s not an easy world, and the ways to get in are actually various. I’ll do my best.

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Afonso Cachapuz Abreu Guimarães

Hi guys! I am Afonso, the newest praxis volunteer I am 18 and I come from Porto in Portugal although my dad was born in Angola and my mom in France I finished high school this year and I intend to study marine biology in the future but I decided to take a year off and ingress in a ESC project to further develop myself in areas that school and university doesn't address. I'll be staying here until June and I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and making the most of this experience. Bye for now

Nikol Maria Dontschew

Hi guys, My Name is Nikol, I am 18 years old and from Cologne. I live in Germany but my parents are from Bulgaria. I graduated high school this year and decided to do a Gap Year. So here I am! I already love Greece: Its people, culture and food. I am so excited for our incoming campaigns, meeting new people and making (hopefully) an impact. Later I am planning to study something related to medias, so I take this ESC as a great opportunity to get to know myself better and at the same time to gain experience in journalism.

Iria Torres Gutierrez

Hi everyone! My name is Iria and I'm from Valladolid, Spain. I have a degree in Journalism and I have a Master degree of Teaching Social Science... So now I am a teacher of History and Geography! I love listening to indie music, reading books - all the topics, all the genders but more history and thrillers - and, of course, I love travelling around the world. I have lived in Ireland, Poland, Australia.... and now Greece! I'm so excited with this new adventure and I hope to continue growing and learning from life!  And to ending I am feminist, antirracist and vegetarian.

Maria Bollero Gonzalez

I´m Maria, I’m 19 soon-to-turn-20, a virgo and I’m from Malaga, Andalucia, Spain. This is my first time in Greece and I love everything I’ve seen so far in Serres (especially the eggplants rolls with philadelphia inside from ΜΠΑΚΑΛΙΚΟ!!!!)  AND EXCEPT FOR THE HOT WEATHER (I´ve never showered that many times per day!!!!!!!!!!) I’m studying nursing, which is very important to me. At first I didn’t want to study that but when I started doing practical training at the hospital I created a lot of meaningful connections with people and I fell in love with the job. I love traveling and sleeping, specifically, taking naps. Also I like to read (even if I dont do it as much as I want to), to have deep conversations and to really know people. Also I’m a vegetarian!

Felix Neo Rieder


Hello, my name is Felix and I am from Germany. For me the voluntary service was a chance to develop myself as much as to help people and the society to develop. Furthermore it gives me the chance to prepare myself for working life and for studies which I will start this summer after the end of the mobility period. The reason why I choose this project was because it specifically demands various of skills from us like self initiative, organizing and communicating. I am glad to be here.


Maria Eleonora Kieffer


Yia Sas people!

My (full) name is Maria Eleonora Kieffer Royo but everyone calls me Mery. I'm 18 years old but I look 12. I've lived all my life in Zaragoza, a big city in northern Spain where I finished my high school studies, but my dad is from Verona (the romantic city of Romeo & Juliet❤︎) in Italy. So we can say I'm 50/50.

I've always wanted to do volunteering and doing it in Greece makes it even more special. Just three days since I arrived and I'm loving it so much. You should know that Mamma Mia is my favourite movie, so it couldn't be any other way. I'm so excited to learn and to try my best at the campaigns!

I'm very happy to be part of this big family!
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Sara Díez Vidueira


Hi everybody!!

If you are reading this, it's because you are interested to join Praxis, so I will welcome you with this quick introduction.

I am Sara Díez, an 18-year-old girl from Spain, Barcelona. I love dancing, travelling, hanging out with my friends... I am that one who always helps everyone when they need it. I just finished my high school and I decided to volunteer at Greece with Praxis. Imagine getting lost in unbelievable places and getting to know new amazing people while you are working to make an impact on them. What more can you ask for? When I read about this project, I immediately imagined myself providing creativity and joy to these Praxis campaigns. I really admire how they help people to make a change on themselves by promoting values through art. I am very excited to start!

Moreover, I’ve been here for a few days and I already love Serres, it’s people and the other volunteers. I believe this project couldn’t be better! 

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Juan Orero Tejadas


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My name is Jose Juan Orero, but I don’t like it, so just call me Juan. I’m 18 years old and I live in Zaragoza, a city in the north of Spain.

This year I’ve finished my high school studies, and in the future I want to be something that stays in the health area, like medicine or odontology.

I consider myself a person who always wants to lend a hand to anyone who asks me, so for that reason I wanted to volunteer, and specifically this ESC project fits my tastes and what I like to do perfectly. As well as medicine or dentistry attracts me a lot, the use of social networks and photo and video editing programs also fascinates me and that is why I decided to do this project in particular.

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Marija Vinceviciute


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My name is Marija I’m 25 years old,and I’m originally from Lithuania. I have a Bachelor in European Literature and Culture as well as Master in Social Communication. I chose to come volunteer at Praxis because I’ve been meaning to do a European Solidarity Corps volunteering in the past couple of years and finally, after a bit of delay due to personal and covid-related reasons I have decided to finally go for it. I am really excited to spend the three upcoming summer months in Serres and meet like-minded people as well as pick up new skills which will be of great use to me in the future on a more professional level. 




Andrei Barba


Hi everyone! 

My name is Andrei. I’m from Romania, I’m 26 years old, and I’m here because I want to do as many activities for myself as possible to become an experienced person. I am very passionate about cybersecurity and networking, but I want to be better in several areas. Likewise, I decided to join Praxis in Greece, and I am sure that it will be an amazing experience. Not only that, but I want to discover Greece and meet people who are better to me. Furthermore, I hope my impact in this volunteer will be useful for community. Of course, I like to travel, if it was possible I would like to travel all day and all night city after city and country after country. I recommend everyone to apply for volunteering because it is an unforgettable experience. And especially for me, it is a good opportunity to improve my English. If I looked back into the past, I wouldn't change anything!!!



Daria Luneva




My name is Daria, I am 20 years old, I am from Russia, I study Slavic Studies at University of Pécs in Hungary. That is my first ESC project, and I am really excited to learn new things, gain skills, broad my horizons, and share experience with others. Working in international environment in Praxis can definitely assist me in growing professionally, discover new sides of my personality, and become a part of the great community of European volunteers !

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Francisco Ramón Pérez Garrido

Hello! My name is Ramón and I´m from Málaga, a city in the south of Spain. I'm 22 years old and I´ve just finished my degree of journalism at University of Málaga. I decided to join the European Solidarity Corps in Serres because this experience can provide me with a lot of knowledge about communication and I can also improve my level of english with my mates. It is the first time that I travel alone in another country for a long time. Now, I will be in Greece for 6 months and I'm excited to explore the country and to learn a lot of things during this project.

Julia Aguilar Cabello

Hi!! My name is Julia and I'm theatre director (at least, my degree sais that). I really love Greece since I came for doing erasmus, and a project involving radio, arts, learning, helping... All in this country, was just made for me! I think coming here has been one of my best choices ever. Ευχαριστώ Ελλάδα!   P.s: Shrek is the best movie of the century
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Ana Rojo Sanchez

Hello everybody!! I´m Ana, from Spain. I´m 22 years old and I´ve been volunteering in Praxis for two months. I considered myself as a joyful active girl. Since I love languages, I´m studying French Translation and Interpreting at the University of Granada, my hometown. In my free time, I like reading, running and, of course, traveling. I do believe that each of us can do something to improve our society, and, for me, joining praxis Greece is the best way to be the change I want to see in the world.

Jesus Rosado Vazquez

Hiiiii. I am Jesús from Malaga in Spain. I'm studying photography, I love movies and watching anime. I'm volunteering at Serres with Praxis and I like the idea of helping refugees and the experience in radio is amazing.  

Mirzana Bexheti

I lived in Cologne for the last 7 years, where I studied law with a specialisation in human rights. For the next months, I will be in Serres. As far as the pandemic allows, I hope to travel more and see the center and south of Greece, as well. I enjoy practicing Yoga, doing pottery, putting together playlists, going for hikes and running. Ultimately I want to move to Berlin, but where I will end up and what I will do in the meantime, I don’t know. I’m learning to take things as they come.
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Diana Martínez Rincón


Hola! I am Diana from Spain. I am teacher of children and I am also studying social education now. I like to help people and I wanted to be volunteer for many years, that´s why I am here in Serres 🙂 I enjoy a lot to be in company of good people and I love running and to improve myself everyday!


Alma Deten


Hello and Yia sas, I am Alma.

When you don’t see me making weird science projects or short films with my friends, I usually write songs or stories or sleep. I graduated from German high school this year and wanted to go on an adventure. That’s why I chose Praxis. I’m sure it is going to be a great way to make an impact, to help others, to learn about new people, new culture and myself. What I know so far: The other volunteers are really nice and the food here is very good.

I am looking forward to looking back at my time in Greece smiling.

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Marcel Gutenberger



Μy name is Marcel. I am German and Brazilian and I was born in Portugal. My upbringing in an international family has raised my interest in international relations, it gave me a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and feeling as a European citizen. When I finished my Psychology degree I went to work for a year in Munich but I realised I wanted to provide meaningful change in a broad level. That is why Ι joined PRAXIS. Because I really liked its work and I believed I could use my capacities to help it bring its plans into action and have a positive impact raising awareness about various issues. Βesides gaining experience related to communication and media and growing myself professionally, my main goals are involving myself with the Greek culture and to learn Greek. I am sure this will be an amazing experience and I will try to get the most out of it!


Julie Marpeau


Hi, my name is Julie and I am a French woman of 21 years old 🙂

After 3 years of communication studies, I decided to take a gap year to improve my English, meet new people, travel, leave my comfort zone. I chose this ESC project because I wanted to meet Greece; this beautiful country is very attractive, the food is wonderful and people are very welcoming, maybe I would like to become a journalist in the future that is why this ESC in Praxis is perfect to me!

I hope that it will bring me a lot of positive things even if it is already happening 🥳

Laura Solana

Hello everyone! I’m Laura and I’m from Madrid, Spain. I’m 23 years old, graduated in pharmacy by the Complutense University of Madrid. I decided to join Praxis because I’ve always wanted to volunteer for a long-term period, and I felt like right now was the best moment to do it before I continued with my career. I love Greece and the work Praxis does so it was the perfect opportunity! I consider myself a creative, hard-working, enthusiastic, and proactive person, and I’m interested in very different fields like art, science, social innovation, cultures and nature. I think I would learn many things during my stay in Praxis, but my main goals are to improve my soft skills and learn Greek. I am sure it is going to be an enriching experience in many ways and I’m willing to get the most out of every opportunity we are given.
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Pierre de Chabot


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I am Pierre, I’m 22 years old, I come from France. I was born and raised in Paris but since a couple of years, I study political sciences in Bordeaux and now, I’m finishing my master in European Affairs. I chose to become a volunteer because I find experiences abroad very enriching and that it makes you grow up. I did an Erasmus in Germany two years ago, and I loved this experience, now I want to discover Greece and meet local people! I hope that I will be useful to this project and to the community of Serres and I am sure that this experience will be unique!

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Célia Domen


Hi everyone! I’m Célia and I come from France, I’m 20 years old and I’m here because I'm taking my gap year during my studies of political sciences. I’m not sure at all about what I want to do in the future, except a worldwide tour. The thing that I know is that I’m here in Serres for one year to make myself useful to the community and obviously discover Greece and its people who seem very very nice. More than that, I love to meet new people, travel, discover new things and I also like to read, or do some sport. A thing I have to add is that for me being open minded is something very important to better understand the world we live in, to fight against homophobia, sexism, racism, climate change and a lot of other inequalities!

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Yeray Halifi Morales

Hello! My name is Yeray, nice to meet you! I'm 22 years old and I'm from Málaga, Spain. I love my region, Andalusia, and especially my city, it's great to have the mountains and the beach so close and enjoy good weather all the time. I have studied a higher level training course in Social Integration and I am currently studying Social Work at the Málaga University. I love everything related to social issues, society and all that this implies, immersing myself in different cultures and understanding all the movements that happen. I have always wanted to travel and live in Greece because I love its culture and I am a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest! I have lived three months in Poland and it was the best experience of my life, from that moment I fell in love with the Slavic culture. It is important to mention that I love music, I think that in music we can find all those emotions that we don't know how to express with words.    

Valeria Cangelosi

Hi everybody! My name is Valeria, I am 21 years old and I come from Palermo, Italy. I am a student of Political Science and International Relations passionated about geopolitics, human rights, history, and everything concerning the world we live in! Despite the fact that I love my Sicily, I always look for opportunities to travel the world. I have already lived in Czech Republic for 5 months, and this experience made me realize how much you can learn from discovering new places and meeting new people. In my opinion, travelling is the best antidote to ignorance in all its manifestations: racism, homophobia, machismo, xenophobia and so on. Well, from this small text, I guess you can understand by yourself the reason why I joined Praxis! What else? I am a Millennial in love with boomer music, reader, and deep conversations and true relations lover!    

Chloé Daval

Hi I'm Chloé, I'm French and I study International Relations in Paris. For the summer, I wanted to gain experience at a professional level like communication or leadership skills, but also at a personal level. I decided to get involved in ESC because I could gain this experience while helping others. Also, sharing an apartment with volunteers from different cultures in a foreign country is very unique and enriching.

Jordy Forget


We have always been said that travel trains youth, that’s true, my name is Jordy from France and I will tell you my story. I was lost, and I didn't know where shall I work and especially in which sector. At the age of 25 I was in a constant search of who I'm and with a huge lack of self confidence. I chosen the EVS to fight my fears, affirm myself, and working in an organisation with whitch I'm familiar, the media.


Melissa Mussa


Hi! I am Melissa and I am from Cologne in Germany. I just finished school and decided to do an EVS before I start to study. I chose this project because I want to gain experiences, see new parts of the world, meet and also help people. I am interested in science, engineering and music and I am excited to explore Greece and to be here in Serres.


Paul Müller


Ahoi! My name is Paul. I was born in Cologne, Germany in September of 2001, a few days after the 09/11 catastrophe. I finished school in 2019.