Are you between 17 and 30 and want to spend from 2 weeks to 12 months abroad as a volunteer?
The European Solidarity Corps (former European Voluntary Service) allows you to do just that.
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.
How does it work?
Projects last from 2 weeks 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. helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.
You can look for the projects in the database of European Solidarity Corps or you can find a Support organization in your country that will help you to find a project.
When you find a project, you/Support organization can apply for the project to Host organization where the project will take place.
Accommodation, food, insurance, pocket money and travel costs are covered by the Programme.
At the end of your project, you will receive a certificate confirming your participation and the Youthpass which includes self-assement and you can enclose it to your CV when looking for a job in the future.
For more information about the European Solidarity Corps click here.