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What is the European Voluntary Service?

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Are you between 18 and 30? Would you like to volunteer abroad for between 2 and 12 months? Read on...

An EVS project is a partnership between two or more promoting organisations. These promoters are responsible for recruiting volunteers for their project.


Volunteers participate in EVS through a Sending Organisation in the country where they live and a Host Organisation that receives and hosts them during their period of service. Projects last from 2 to 12 months, and as a volunteer you can work in a wide range of fields, such as culture, youth, sports, children, cultural heritage, arts, animal welfare, environment and development cooperation. At the end of your EVS period, you will receive a certificate confirming your participation and describing your project – a Youthpass.


You will receive free accommodation, food, insurance and pocket money. You may need to do some fundraising in order to cover 10% of your travel costs.


How to apply:

If you are between 18 and 30 (or at least 16 if you are from a disadvantaged background), you have two options:


1. Contact an organisation that is recruiting volunteers for a granted project OR

2. Contact an organisation to discuss starting a project

To contact an organisation, consult the database of accredited organisations.


Contact Léargas (the Irish National Agency) with regard to your EVS project. See examples of EVS projects.

Veröffentlicht: Do, 02/05/2013 - 13:43

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