To Give a Year of Your Life

2017. december 21., tags: voluntary diaconal year centre, volunteering, interview

The time that young people spend in European countries or in Hungarian communities beyond Hungarian borders transforms them. With their experience not just the young people but their congregations and even the whole Reformed Church is enriched. Twenty years ago the Diaconal Year program started with eleven people in Hungary, and now there are 1300 young people taking part. We asked Rev. Emese Závodi, the program coordinator and a reformed pastor about the details.

One year of service in Hungary - voluntary programme of ÖDE

2012. július 19., tags: voluntary, voluntary diaconal year centre

"Szia! A nevem Tabea", says a German girl in surprisingly good Hungarian, wearing a big smile on her face. "I've been working as a volunteer at Bethesda, mostly playing with kids", she continues in English. "The job was just perfect for me."Twenty-year-old Tabea is one of the thirty young people who did voluntary diaconical service in Hungary in the past year. Their last team meeting, which we also attended, was held at Lake Velencei.

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

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Our church through American eyes

We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.