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In Cod We Trust: C'est parti!

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/09/07 08:19

Be Welcome Marseille is organizing an event from September 30th to October 2nd. The name of the event is In Cod We Trust, which is actually a rolling event after Seek The Duck (Toulouse) and Seek The Pig (Lyon).

We are willing to have as many people from Marseille and neighbourhood possible (question of honnor !). So be ready to meet new friends from all arround the globe.

To tease you a little bit more, we have this amazing programm ready just for your guys ! Aperitives, Hicking, Games & Quizzs, Contests ... We won't be bored i can swear it ! So just come and ..... Be Welcome !

More infos :

- The event : https://www.bewelcome.org/activities/1638

- The programme : http://bit.ly/2bTRy03

- The group to chat about it : http://www.bewelcome.org/groups/2273

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General Assembly 2016

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/07/10 18:46

The General Assembly (GA) of BeVolunteer will this year be held in Venice (Italy) on November 5th and 6th (Saturday + Sunday).

The General Assembly can be attended by anyone who's interested, but to be able to vote one should be a member of BeVolunteer.

More information on the GA will follow

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Interview with our volunteers: mountx

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/06/24 21:10

We would like to introduce you to some of our volunteers. Every one of them decided at one point to spend a little bit of time to help BeWelcome, making this the greatest non-profit, volunteer driven hospitality network out there!

Our sixth interview is with mountx who is volunteering in the Forum Moderators Team.

 

Why did you join BeWelcome?

 

Like most people, probably, I joined by accident. I first started hosting back in the mists of time, using a website – really little more than a bulletin board – called Travelhoo. When that disappeared, I found Couchsurfing. When CS began to change, a guest told me about BeWelcome and I thought I would give it a try. I am still a member of CS but prefer it here. Sometimes BW is a bit ‘clunky’ because everything is done by volunteers, but I find this more honest than being slick, commercial and soulless.

 

 

Why did you start volunteering? and in which teams are you active?

I have been part of the team of Forum Moderators since 2013. I was ‘blackmailed’ into it by one of the then moderators, using a combination of guilt (You don’t want to be a freeloader, do you?) flattery (We need YOU) and puppy-dog eyes.


The mod team is not always popular – no-one likes being told to change their post – but, like football referees, they are necessary. The team does its best to ensure that the BW Forum is a welcoming place, where different opinions are tolerated – and that means valuing differences of opinion within the mod team itself. Often decisions are not clear-cut, so they need to be discussed and debated amongst the mods, which produces a real sense of being part of a team.

 

What kind of traveller are you? 

I guess I am mostly a ‘holiday’ traveller, but I do like feeling some connection with the places I visit and trying to understand what it is like to live there. This is also one of the reasons that I host, as hosting brings the people and places to me.

 

How many countries have you visited? What is your favourite country or place?

I grew up in Liverpool (which, as all good scousers will tell you, is a ‘country’ of its own) and I live in Scotland. I tried to count up and I think I have visited 24 countries, though most of them are in Europe. I am not sure that I have a favourite but Andalucia was my first experience of being abroad and still has a special place in my memories.

 

What is your favourite / coolest BeWelcome experience?

Being given a jar of marmite for my birthday, at the BV Assembly in Düsseldorf.

Because marmite is cool, isn’t it?

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Fête du canard

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/06/07 21:18

On the 20th, 21st and 22nd of May, BeWelcome members have gathered in Toulouse to party for the so-called Fête du canard (Duck Fest). You could hear the quack-quacks all the weekend long! Locals and travelers have shared amazing moments around different activities. The local community is waiting for you next year to enjoy again these good times!

More pictures can be found here

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Interview with our volunteers: Jesus82

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/05/31 23:21

We would like to introduce you to some of our volunteers. Every one of them decided at one point to spend a little bit of time to help BeWelcome, making this the greatest non-profit, volunteer driven hospitality network out there!

Our sixth interview is with Jesus82 who is volunteering in the Redesign Team.

 

Why did you join BeWelcome?

I joined one year ago as I was planning a trip to Norway. I started reading about the problems in CS (I had not been very active there for a while so I didn't know what was going on), and I found BW as a good alternative for it.

 

Why did you start volunteering? and in which teams are you active?

I am part of the redesign team, and I joined because I wanted to help to make BW a little bit more cosier. I am expecting that the new redesign we are working on will attract new users, and also make existing users more active.

 

Could you tell us an interesting/nice experience in your volunteering experience?

Well, so far we are in the beginning of the work, I guess the best experience will be when we can see a brand new page.

(edit: the new opening page, which has been the work of mainly Jesus82, is already visible in alpha!)

 

Please give us three "keywords" which describe how is volunteering for your team(s).

I would choose "creative", "challenging" and "I think I have screwed it up with github again".

 

What kind of traveller are you? 

The one that comes with a bottle of whiskey under the arm. No, seriously, when I travel I prefer to take it easy and enjoy the places I visit, even thought that could lead to not to reach all the "postcard photo spots" in the list.

 

How many countries have you visited? What is your favourite country or place?

Around 30. Some of them I am not even sure if I can consider them countries (like Transnistria). My favourite places: Galicia, Plitvice, Lofoten.

 

What is your favourite / coolest BeWelcome experience?

So far I just hosted a pair of girls via BeWelcome. So if they ever read this: they were really cool :)

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