Eva Cizkvoa (23)–Czech Republic

Age: 23
Hometown: Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
Volunteer Date: April, 2010
Volunteer Duration: 2 weeks

“To go to South America was my dream since ever and when I heard about UBECI I was totally sure that going to Ecuador and helping local people will be what I always wanted. Of course, I was scared, my spanish wasn´t perfect at all, I have never been in South America and I am going on my own. But the coordinators made me feel very comfortable and sure before I even went. In Quito and in a Volunteer House I felt great since the first day,family made me feel like at home and all the volunteers are on the same boat and that makes them friends already. The two weeks there gave me a lot for my future, and I wish I had stayed longer, because you cannot change a lot in that few days, but on the other hand every volunteer and every day he/she spends there counts. It is natural to be afraid, but there is nothing to be worried about. My time in Quito was amazing and hopefully I will be able to come back soon.”

Contact: evcizkova@seznam.cz