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European Voluntay Service

European Voluntary Service, best thing that can be ever happened for a young person!

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young Europeans with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, thus contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and to promoting young people's active citizenship.

Open to all young people aged 18 to 30. Beyond benefiting the local communities, by participating in voluntary activities, young volunteers can develop new skills and, therefore, improve their personal, educational and professional development. Volunteers can benefit from specific training throughout the activity and agree on their expected learning outcomes, processes and methods in advance. Their learning experience is formally recognised through a Youthpass. Participation is free for the volunteers (except for a possible contribution of a maximum of 10% of the travel costs) who also get board and lodging, insurance cover and an allowance for the duration of the project. Special conditions apply to encourage the participation of young people with fewer opportunities. For instance, they can participate as of the age of 16. Further information can be found in the Youth in Action Programme Guide as well as in the Inclusion Strategy of the Programme.

There is a short and long term EVS opportunities. From 2 weeks to 2 months and from 2 months to 12 months.

Firstly you need to decide in which project you would like to involve in, then find a sending organisation and write you motivation and prepare your CV. After the elemination process, you can be invited for a Skype conference in order to decide volunteers for hosting organisation.

Published: Wed, 03/07/2013 - 16:08


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