New volunteers in Banská ŠtiavnicaIn history Banská Štiavnica was known as one of the richest towns in the world because of its silver and gold mines. Today what's left of it are just old streets and buildings which tell the visitor of it's glorious past. Beautiful historical buildings are slowly collapsing under its weight and the streets are in very bad shape. The municipal community under the leadership of the new and recently elected Mair is doing its best to rebuild, but the truth is that a lot of money and time has to be spent before Banská Štiavnica regains it's original fame. But besides investors there is another solid hope - Volunteers!
Volunteers of all ages from all over the world come here and help locals to rebuild. One of the organizations that is mostly standing on good will of the volunteers is the Hostel & Penzión Sv. JURAJ. More and more new volunteers come among us and together we rebuild and make results. Like in a puzzle game, peace by peace we are putting together parts of a new Banská Štiavnica.
Soon old EVS volunteers will have to say goodbye, but new will come. You can check our present and past EVS volunteers here. But there are also ordinary volunteers who are willing to lend a hand. We had volunteers even from Mexico last year. Last summer they digged out the muddy dirt in our historical "secret" tunnel under the garden.
Now we received new volunteers. In the middle of June 6 new volunteers aged from 19 to 27 came. Hanka, Martina and Lukaš are from Czech republic while Tato and Bill are from Slovakia. They will stay here all summer. Their activities are mostly focused on rebuilding the scout camp in Hodruša and some parts of the hostel.
If you are also interested in helping out as a volunteer, you are more than welcome.
Aleksander Rebula, EVS volunteer