European Solidarity Corps
What is the European Solidarity Corps?
The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.
The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.
You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. European Solidarity Corps projects will be available to people up to the age of 30 years old.
After completing a simple registration process, European Solidarity Corps participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.
Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to twelve months. They will usually be located within the European Union Member States.
If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!
Quiz - How ready are you really?
Embarking on a new adventure with the European Solidarity Corps is undoubtedly exciting, but it can be daunting too. After all, it’s likely that there will be new countries, new cultures and new challenges to encounter. Whether you’ve registered for the programme, packed your bags and are ready to go, or if you’ve just heard of the European Solidarity Corps for the first time, take this handy quiz to self-reflect on your expectations, find out just how prepared you are, and which type of activity suits you best. And remember, even though several answers may seem appropriate, you can only select one, so make sure it’s the one that appeals to you the most.