The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a European volunteer Program totally funded by the European Commission. All young people, between 17 and 30 years old, legally resident in Europe, have the opportunity to carry out an international volunteer service in an organization or in a public body in Europe, for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months. The program is free of charge. Travel expenses, accommodation, food, local transportation, health insurance, local language lessons and a monthly pocket money are covered and financed by the European Commission. The EVS is based on a partnership between the Sending Organization (SO), the Hosting Organization (HO) and the volunteer.
The Program is characterized by an intercultural dimension and a non-formal approach, that’s why it is a great opportunity to all the European youngsters, because it lets them come into contact with many different cultures and acquire new skills, knowledge and abilities that will help them for their personal and professional growth. The Projects cover almost all the Academic and Professional areas.
The EVS is based on many principles as increasing personal skills, learning another language and culture, developing the communicative and interpersonal skills, spreading tolerance among young people of the EU, promoting the citizenship and, of course, supporting local communities and their development.
Follow this link to see all the authorized European organizations, that can send, coordinate and host volunteers and projects: http://europa.eu/youth/evs_database
Have a closer look at all our projects and available places and present your candidacy by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org