Previous trip reports

Reports from previous volunteering groups

Veliko Tarnovo family centre – Summer 2017

In the Summer of 2017, three of our volunteer set out to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, to volunteer in one of the family centres, here described is the experience from their trip! Ozbil: Let me start off by saying how beautiful Bulgaria was as a country. It is most definitely an incredibly underrated gem. Every day...
Veliko Tarnovo family centre – Summer 2017

Veliko Tarnovo – Summer 2016

Four friends and I set out on an adventure this summer to a place none of us has previously visited, a country that is rich of natural beauty and delicious food, Bulgaria! It all started when one of my friends heard about a society called ICAB, we quickly became intrigued when we heard they would...
Veliko Tarnovo – Summer 2016

Gorna day centre – Summer 2013

This summer we spent two weeks volunteering in Gorna as part of a trip with Imperial College Aid to the Balkans. Gorna is a small picturesque town in northern Bulgaria with just over 30,000 inhabitants. ICAB is a student-run charity that typically sends its volunteers to Bulgarian orphanages and other centres to work with children....
Gorna day centre – Summer 2013

Balvan and Gavroche orphanage – Summer 2013

We arrived at Sofia Airport, shattered from our midnight travels from Heathrow to Bulgaria. On landing, we were shocked at the rain and cold weather, having had only packed shorts anticipating the very welcome 30-degree heat. The coach ride from Sofia to Veliko T─ârnovo was about 4-5 hours long, and we were worried about commuting,...
Balvan and Gavroche orphanage – Summer 2013