The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a fully-funded EU programme that gives young people (aged 18 to 30) the opportunity to volunteer in an organisation abroad. Volunteering projects can involve many different kinds of activities in areas such as youth work, cultural activities, social care or environmental protection. During their projects, EVS volunteers are provided with accommodation, food, a small personal allowance, language training and local transport.
The benefits in taking part in this experience include;
- Developing new skills
- Contributing to the local community
- Learning about other cultures
- Developing foreign language skills or learning a new language
- Gaining self-esteem and confidence
- Meeting new people
- Improving practical and social skills, etc.
An EVS project can last between 2 weeks and 12 months.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 to volunteer.
The EVS prorgramme is fully funded by the European Commission. Volunteers will be provided with accommodation, board and any local transport that they may need. They may also receive a small amount of ‘pocket money’.
All volunteers are covered by insurance during their time abroad.