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On the 29th of August, with the help of our European Solidarity Corps volunteers, we salvaged tons of good quality camping equipment left behind by festival goers at Leeds Festival. All this equipment as well as food has been passed onto local community organisations.

In total we salvaged:

● 84 tents

●128 sleeping bags

● 126 roll mats

● 73 inflatable mats

● 115 camping chairs

● as well as tons of food

Here are a few testimonies from charities we helped:


Thank you to Leeds Festival and Everything is Possible, especially their team of volunteers, for supporting Harrogate Homeless Project this year. We are a local independent charity; therefore, we rely heavily on donated items to keep our services running. The good quality sleeping bags that have been reused and donated, along with the food that we have used at our day centres lunchtime service, will make a real difference to the wellbeing of the most vulnerable people within our community. Thank you!” – Harrogate Homeless Project Ltd


“Thank you to the volunteers from the Everything is Possible team who salvaged camping equipment for our Scout Group from Leeds Festival this year.  We have already used a number of the tents and roll mats received in two spring camps we have completed with our Cubs (ages 8 – 10) and Scouts (ages 10 – 14) in addition to some of the sleeping bags.  We are aiming to hold a summer camp in 2023 and I am sure the equipment will be used again – allowing us to offer a camp (for children 4 – 18 years old) for families who are struggling at the moment.” – 9th Mirfield Scout Group


“Thank you all at everything is possible for the donation of tents and food salvaged from the leeds festival this year. These donations have given us the opportunity to shelter and feed  homeless people in our local area while we try to locate possible housing or shelters and just to let you know that some of the homeless we have found accommodation for returned the tents so we could help others. Thanks once again and hopefully see you next year keep up the good work! from Darryl and Neil” – Roundthorn rd lighthouse Homeless project

“The equipment we received from Everything is Possible enabled us as a group in a very deprived area to get our young people out for camps in the open spaces around Bradford. We can supply sleeping bags for all who need them and the tents allow us to take ALL our young people at once”. – 34th Bradford South


“Our organisation picked up tents sleeping bags and ground mats from everything is possible for our project roundthorn Rd lighthouse project,  for the homeless and people with addiction,  this is such an important part of our project is to keep people off the streets and warm and dry,  so having the chance to get the camping gear really is saving lives , and the left over food provisions was an added bonus , want to say a massive thank you from all the staff and clients at the lighthouse project to Everything is possible,  and their amazing staff.” – Lighthouse project, Salvation army Oldham.


Project organised by Everything is Possible and co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Individual videos:

Project organised by Everything is Possible and co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Ever thought about taking part if a worthwhile project abroad, while developing professional & personal skills?


CLICK HERE to register to our next information session online, which will take place on Monday the 5th September at 7pm.


If you cannot come to this info session, please fill this form and we will let you know about the next one.


York-based organisation, Everything is Possible, is offering volunteering and training projects in fields such as:

Sport coaching / Football, athletics, triathlon, swimming and kayak

Dance / Choreography, children’s dance training, performances and festival activities

Animal care and outdoor activities / Turtle hospital, donkey sanctuary, or bear refuge

Arts / community arts provision

Social Work / working in a prison/mental health and drugs rehabilitation provision

These are 2 to 9 months projects starting from January 2021 and taking place in countries such as Italy, Aruba or Croatia.

These projects are free. They are funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. There are no costs to you (flights, food and accommodation are paid for you).

Who is it for? We are looking for young people aged 18-30, living in the UK and be confident and ready to try new things. These projects may be a alternative opportunity for those who have not achieved what they hoped for in their Alevels or may not now be going to university due to COVID-19 disruptions.

About Everything is Possible: We are a non-profit organisation based in York. Over the past 20 years we have helped thousands of young people, to experience international mobility opportunities. This experience brought them intercultural awareness, raised self-esteem and help them gain competences they would need for their future, while for others it has helped them to get the job they wanted.

Project organised by Everything is Possible and co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

We are looking for participants 18-30y old to take part in our new art project in Greece. This 1 month project will start on the 7th September 2022

This a unique experience during which you will be able to develop personal and professional skills.

Important information:

This project is funded (European Solidarity Corps). There are no costs to you, and you receive funding for your flights, food and accommodation (we can often even help you if you don’t have a passport).

In order to participate in this project, you need to live in the UK.
This project is open to anyone 18-30y old.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this project please contact Mel by Monday 8th August 2022: mel@everythingispossible.eu

About the project:

Art project in Greece by Everything Is Possible on Scribd

At the end of our latest Vocational Educational Training (VET) project we asked our local sending partners what impact those Climb Higher opportunities had on their students.

Here is what they have to say:

York College

Patrick Wilson

Our students at York College completed an outdoor activity project in Catania, Sicily. The project with Everything is Possible involved climbing Mount Etna, but also allowed the students to Kayak, Mountain Bike, Zip Line, Canyon and explore the city.

The two-week project enabled our students to develop skills for life. Cooking and cleaning became daily habits. Communicating with locals and learning about the culture continuously developed. Not only this, but students were also able to problem solve and overcome adversity during activities they hadn’t completed before. These skills will help our students for life. They will be able to transition into university seamlessly and utilise these skills for whichever careers they choose to pursue.

Before the project, Everything is Possible came into college. During this time students completed team building activities. This allowed them to improve their relationships with each other before flying out to Catania. After completing the project, Everything is Possible came back into college for students to evaluate their project, give feedback and support students who were interested in the opportunity to complete additional projects in the future.

Bradford College

Nicolas Sykes, Music Programme Leader (Further Education)

This was a collaborative project between Media and Music students at Bradford College. The concept was to create a poetic documentary film with an accompanying soundtrack to capture the essence of life Italy (specifically Pesaro) and the students perception of life in Italy. The students worked in collaboration with ‘Feel Sound Music’ studio to record and produce their soundtrack and film. The main contacts in Italy, Guiliano and Fabio, were communicative, friendly and extremely helpful.

In order to plan and develop this project, the students were asked to research and analyse several famous Italian songs and poetic documentary films. The project was directly linked to the vocational study areas, allowing them to explore alternative ideas and techniques. Additionally, Everything is Possible, led pre-departure training, to ensure the students were fully prepared to be self-sufficient throughout the project.

However, for this group of students it was much more than completing the project. For many students it was their first time in a different country, the first time on a beach, the first time riding a bike and the first time cooking and living without parental supervision. The students were fully immersed in Italian culture, recording and producing visual and audio recordings of a local jazz band, visiting local art exhibitions and concerts, trips to sites of historical interest, learning to cook Italian cuisine and beginning to communicate in a new language. Travel was largely undertaken by bicycle due to the large number of cycle routes in Pesaro, incorporating exercise into the project everyday. This was an excellent way to experience a large coverage of the local area.

This project was also an opportunity to learn about British culture as well as Italian culture. Half of the student group was Muslim and Ramadan took place during the project. This meant trips to find Halal food and also observing fast. All students and staff observed the first day of fast together with several non-Muslim students deciding to continue the fast in support of the other students.

The students have been able to demonstrate large scale project management, collaboration and organisation. The students have displayed imaginative and flexible processes, skills and knowledge in order to complete their project. They have displayed a decisive demonstration of initiative in effectively solving problems. They have shown detailed and coherent self-directed planning and negotiation. They have also been able to confidently select, organise and communicate idea.

During the project there were several interactions with local shops, restaurants, museums and member of the public. There were often queries into what we were doing and what was the purpose of our project – particularly due to us filming and recording a lot of the time. The local population also featured in much of the film and exchanges were made to share further information via email. We also featured in the local press during the project, alongside Everything is Possible, promoting the fantastic project and opportunity.

Many of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and this project has given them the belief and confidence to pursue further funding opportunities and travel abroad in the future. It has developed their sense of self and allowed them to experience a new culture whilst also learning to live independently. The impact of this project will transform the students’ lives and it will be an experience they will never forget.

York College

Simon Smith

Provisionally titled ‘Born in the Fumes’, the project was independently run, collaborating with the Artisa Art Gallery, Fundacion Museo Arubano (FMA), Refineria di Aruba (RDA) and the National Archived of Aruba. The aim was to document the changing nature of San Nicolas on the southern tip of the island: exploring the impact of the oil industry on the town and the emerging art scene at the heart of the town’s regeneration.

The students worked on original footage and primary interviews with key characters in the town and its arts movement, as well as using archive material from the National Archives and RDA. We were given excellent access to archive material and local experts were very generous with their time.

Prior to leaving the UK we had several weekly meetings to plan the documentary and organise contacts and material. Students were also required to plan and organise equipment for the trip and to plan menus and food shopping lists. A key part of the pre-departure planning was orientation meetings with Everything is Possible, with meetings with Clair, Mel and Godfrey. These were invaluable in terms of support around the actual project, but also in familiarising students with the culture of Aruba, expectations and practicalities.

The project fitted exceptionally well with the course, with direct links to the students’ Factual Unit, which requires them to make a factually based media product (documentary, feature article, etc.). The actual project provided material for this, but other students have been inspired to create documentaries about Aruban wildlife and conservation. This would not have been possible without the project. Footage was reviewed at the end of each day, with amendments and new opportunities being incorporated into the pre-production work. The opportunity to interview experts and artists proved particularly challenging for the students who are not used to this level of professional work, especially in a different culture and it was good to see how they rose to the challenge, with all of them showing real development throughout the project.

These professional interviewing skills have been a central plank of the students’ development, however they also learnt real vocational skills in terms of working with primary research in the Archives and museums, as well as audio recording, A and B roll filming, archiving and editing. Doing all this on location meant working without the usual support structures, being organised, resilient and proactive in decision-making. We have no doubt these would not have been possible in their usual domestic setting, or indeed on a UK based residential project. The archive material and interviews contributed directly to the current decolonisation of the curriculum and the project opened up lots of debates around international politics, colonialism (old and new), global economics and so on, all with real examples and contexts.

Every student made significant personal development. At a really simple level it involved managing emotions far from home and in a group they were thrown into. Keeping on top of household chores and navigating the demands of living independently were also developmental processes for many students (as was washing their own clothes!). In many ways it is these social and emotional skills that will have a lasting effect on the students and even at this stage we can see the positive impact the project has had on them as people as well as students.

The main thrust of the project was within a local arts community, but the students also worked with the young dancers from the Popcorn Dance Club. The completed documentary will cover the work of local artists and will raise awareness of the social issues that have affected San Nicolas with the decline of the oil industry and the void it left in its wake.

Finally, media professionals need to be able to work in a wide range of circumstances, often independently or in small groups away from the office. They need to respond to changing circumstances on the ground while keeping a film eye on their working brief. This project provided excellent opportunities for these skills to be developed and the students have gained experience of working conditions that many new recruits to the industry do not have. This will prove to be invaluable as they progress in their media and creative industry careers.

There have been tears, tantrums, sulks, but also laughter, amazement, gratitude and not a little amount of disbelief that they have had such an opportunity. It’s all been worth it, but I’ll be glad to get home to my bed and family!

York College

Charlie Barnes

I was invited to support the York College students in their Media Project; capturing Aruba’s shift in industry and move toward current cultural artistic celebration. Straightway I thought this was a great project and opportunity and I was keen to be involved. Before leaving the U.K I met with the students and with them we began to understand the opportunity and challenges that we would face in this project.

As Simon and I chaperoned the 8 students from the U.K along the 5000+ miles to Aruba, we initially became in loco parentis. Guiding and supporting them to embark on creating their documentary far away from home, with new people, in a different climate. As the days progressed their independence and confidence bloomed; their professionalism and maturity began to lead the way. The accommodation provided by Everything is Possible has enabled created a shared living experience, in which they have navigated the richness and challenges of living together. They have partnered to cook, clean, wash and laugh along the way.

This experience has provided learners with skills that will benefit them in their future’s in both their personal and professional lives. They have planned, organised and communicated with a range of local professionals to conduct real research that has allowed them to test and practise their media skills and develop interpersonal skills. With support from an Everything is Possible volunteer (Danielle), they explored local broadcaster TeleArubia and saw behind the scenes of media production. They have interviewed, historians, artists, locals, curators and more to create a sensitive portrayal. Many of these collaborators have asked for the footage and the final cut, giving a real-life context and use for their work. In turn this has added value to their production, and they have all recognised their responsibility in making sure this is a success. This special opportunity furnishes these students with experiences and portfolio work that will make them distinctive, aiding their progression to Higher Education and employment.

As an Art and Design teacher this project has allowed me to explore and research future opportunities, so that I am able to bring Art students to Aruba to collaborate with local artist and art projects to contribute to the local culture and economy. I have forged connections and garnered information that will be invaluable to this future project. In particular the support given by the Everything is Possible partner’s Artisa has opened many doors and has also contributed significantly to the Media student’s current project.

Project part of Climb Higher, organised by Everything is Possible.
Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union – The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

As part of our latest Vocational Educational Training (VET) project, we asked our hosting partners what impacts Climb Higher had on their organisation, beneficiaries and local community. They are also explaining the methods they used to best support our VET trainees.

Project part of Climb Higher, organised by Everything is Possible.
Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union – The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

As our latest Vocational Educational Training (VET) project ‘Discovering More’ came to an ended, we contacted all the participants involved in this project to better understand the impact that this project had on them, on their professional and personal life, a few months – sometimes a year – after returning from their VET project.

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Project part of Climb Higher, organised by Everything is Possible.
Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union – The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

We’re back at Leeds Festival this year, to salvage good quality reusable camping equipment for local community organisations.

When? 30th August (9-11am)
Where? Leeds Festival site (more info will be sent to organisations applying)

For more than 12 years, our action helped organisations from all around the UK who really need camping equipment for their activities. We passed onto them thousands of tents, sleeping bags, roll mats and tonnes of camping items which are left behind at Leeds Festival; equipment which has often only been used for one weekend. Click here to read feedback from previous years.

Watch the video report from BBC LOOK NORTH:

We tried to make the process as easy as we could for you.

1. Express your interest as soon as possible to Raphael : raphael@everythingispossible.eu

2. Download the application and send it fully completed in Word format by Sunday 14th August 2022. https://bit.ly/CampingGearApplication

3. We’ll let you know if your application has been selected by the 19th August 2022.

4. A few days before the collection date, we will send you all information you need to collect your equipment.

5. Our volunteers will pick the best camping gear for you after the festival.

6. If selected you will just have to come on Tuesday 30th August 2022, between 9am and 11am, with a big vehicle to pick up your order!

7. We ask for a small donation of £25 for the camping equipment collected, which includes a maximum of 5 tents (pop-up, 2men tents, or/and 1*4men tent max) ) and a few sleeping bags, mats, camping chairs to fill a builder bag! Donation will help us to pay for meals for the volunteers who will be spending the day picking up your camping gear.

8. We encourage you to publish pictures of your camping equipment on social media, taging us @eispossible and using the hashtag #HappySalvageDay

We will be joined by 30 young people passionate by recycling. They will have the mission to find for you the best camping equipment. We’ve got a rule: Each item we collect needs to be good quality. If it’s damaged, we don’t take it! But if you want you can also check the equipment in case something was missed: You can do so when you come to pick it up. If you are not satisfied with an item we will replace it with another.

Have a look at previous feedback. Click here.
*As all the equipment has been used at the festival, and our volunteers don’t have the time or equipment to properly clean it on site, we recommend you clean all equipment fully before use. It also depends on the weather conditions.

Watch some of the videos produced by our Erasmus+ trainees to share the impact that this project has had on them.

Presentation about Kirklees College VET project in Aruba:

Kirklees College VET Project in Aruba 2022 by Everything Is Possible on Scribd

Presentation about Wigan Warrior Education VET project in Sicily 2022:

Wigan Warrior Education VET Project in Sicily 2022 by Everything Is Possible on Scribd

Presentation about Askham Bryan College VET Project at Caprifolen in Sweden 2022:

Askham Bryan College VET Pr… by Everything Is Possible

Presentation about Kirklees College VET animal care project in Aruba 2022:

Kirklees College VET Animal… by Everything Is Possible

Video made by Askham Bryan College about their VET outdoor activities project in Sicily

Presentation about Kirklees College project at Kuterevo Bear Sanctuary Project in Croatia 2022:

Kirklees College project at Kuterevo Bear Sanctuary Project in Croatia 2022 by Everything Is Possible on Scribd

Presentation about Everton Girls Football College VET Project in Valencia 2021

Everton Girls Football College VET Project in Valencia 2022 by Everything Is Possible on Scribd

Presentation about Everton Football College VET Project in Aruba – Jan 2022

Everton Football College VET Project in Aruba – Jan 2022 by Everything Is Possible on Scribd

Exhibition organised by Wigan Warrior – 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

We’re in the Italian news

We’re in the Italian news!
Congratulations to the Bradford College students who just finished their Erasmus Plus funded VET project at Feelsound in Pesaro 🇮🇹!

🚀Find out more about our training projects abroad: https://bit.ly/infosessionEP

Climb Higher project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union – The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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