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Volunteering / exchanges – European (EU)
Interested in learning new skills while helping others? Volunteering introduces you to new people and cultures, giving you invaluable experience that will enhance or influence your future career.
You can do it abroad or nearer to home. The websites listed on this page will open your eyes to the many European and international opportunities for volunteer work that exist: European Voluntary Service (EVS), Youth Exchanges and Work Camps.
Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations
This group represents national bodies that run international voluntary projects. The site includes a detailed presentation of the network and a useful list of its members.
Association of Voluntary Service Organisations
Information on all member bodies dealing with voluntary service programmes in Europe.
Creative Corners: new agency for creative volunteering
Through this site, volunteers with creative skills (from any country) can apply for projects in South and Central America.
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Independent, non-profit organisation coordinating volunteer programmes in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Marocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand.
Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency web site
Information and direct access to EU programmes on education, culture and audiovisual.
European Volunteer Centre
European umbrella organisation of National and Regional Volunteer Centres across Europe, which promotes volunteering Europe wide. It provides information on developments within the EU. Some site information is also available in other European languages.
This site is built around the experiences of young volunteers from all over Europe. It gives tips on tackling environmental problems, improving quality of life, contacting others and sharing ideas. Anyone can participate by posting questions, comments or ideas.
Look here to create the perfect gap year programme. Behind it, there is a young, dynamic, specialist team of committed professionals with relevant management expertise and a thorough understanding of business and the volunteering sector. The projects they offer could be based on adventure and activity, arts and heritage, leisure and lifestyle, wildlife and safaris. It is up to you to choose what suits you best!
Global Volunteer Network
Apply online for volunteer positions in more than 20 countries throughout South America, Africa and Asia.
A reference site for planning your gap year, with tips on staying safe. Practical advice and articles on voluntary work, paid work and gap-year travels in general.
Volunteers always welcome! Help out Greenpeace campaigns via your computer by signing up as a cyber-activist. Information about the group’s activities.
Info about the Youth in Action Programme
Find detailed information about the new EU Youth in Action programme, with downloadable application forms.
International Cultural Youth Exchange
Non-profit, international youth organisation coordinating youth exchange and voluntary service programmes in 34 countries worldwide. Volunteer placements are usually in social work, education, youth work, health education and environmental work. Site has a searchable database of placements.
International Volunteer Programs Association
Read the practical general information and advice on volunteering and the fundraising tips. Search for programmes in the database and subscribe to the newsletter in the media section.
Practical information on how to get involved, through voluntary opportunities with Oxfam International or one of its affiliates.
One World Action
This organisation is working for a world free from poverty and oppression. Visit the website to see the latest opportunities for prospective volunteers. The newsletters are available in pdf format.
Opportunities for voluntary work in human rights, the environment and sustainable development. Check out the national websites of Oneworld in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America or the US.
Online Volunteering Service
This site is for volunteers who want to get involved in a development project without leaving home, and for organisations looking for online volunteers around the world. Here you will find translated documents, articles, data and projects for helping people and communities in the developing world.
Service Civil International
Voluntary short- and long-term projects worldwide, information on organisations dealing with them, and many useful links and documents. Subscribe to email lists for the programmes that interest you.
Toolkit: Measuring volunteering
A resource that helps countries take stock of volunteer resources at national, regional and local level. The kit is available in English, French, Spanish and Korean.
Training information – International voluntary service
A training kit (T-Kit 5) for trainers and young people interested or already involved in international voluntary activities. The kit is available in English, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Montenegrin language, Polish, Serbian, Spanish and Turkish.
United Nations Volunteers
An open door to opportunities with UN Volunteers and like-minded organisations around the world. Learn more about your volunteer options and how to apply. Read about the experiences of former volunteers.
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Site to help you find information and advice on voluntary work all over the world – at any age.
Interested in volunteering? All you need to know about volunteering including how to get started. Links to many other sites with useful information.
An independent organisation offering volunteering opportunities around the world. Visit the volunteer section of the website for details, fill in the online application form or read volunteers’ stories.
A resource for students or people with no previous experience who are interested in volunteering in a developing country for an interesting vacation or unique gap year. Useful guides list hundred of projects throughout the world in different fields. The choice ranges from archaeological, heritage conservation and green projects to humanitarian work camps.
Looking for the most amazing gap year, summer break or sabbatical opportunities on offer? This organisation is specialised in conservation placements in Africa. Its programmes run from 2 weeks to 3 months and are located in amazing countries like South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Scotland and Sri Lanka. Placement types include conservation on land and at sea, plus various teaching and community projects.
Worldwide volunteer abroad
Looking to volunteer abroad in your gap year? This site will help you find a programme (and accommodation) in China, Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand or Vietnam.
Worldwide volunteer directory
A directory of current volunteering opportunities in different countries.
Youth Action for Peace
International exchanges of volunteers into non-profit initiatives, and links to international youth organisations.
Youth Challenge International
Looking for a challenge? Here you can join one of the adventurous projects combining community development, health work and environmental research carried out by teams of volunteers aged 18-30.
Youth in Action: youth exchanges and European Voluntary Service (EVS)
Youth in Action supports exchanges and youth initiatives and encourages young people’s participation in democratic life. EVS gives young people between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to take part in a voluntary activity abroad that benefits the general public.
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1. STEP: INFORMATION ON EVS
Let’s know about EVS;
EVS European Voluntary Service?
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young Europeans with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, thus contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and to promoting young people’s active citizenship.
Open to all young people aged 18 to 30, EVS is a true ‘learning service’. Beyond benefiting the local communities, by participating in voluntary activities, young volunteers can develop new skills and, therefore, improve their personal, educational and professional development. Volunteers can benefit from specific training throughout the activity and agree on their expected learning outcomes, processes and methods in advance. Their learning experience is formally recognised through a Youthpass. Participation is free for the volunteers (except for a possible contribution of a maximum of 10% of the travel costs) who also get board and lodging, insurance cover and an allowance for the duration of the project. Special conditions apply to encourage the participation of young people with fewer opportunities. For instance, they can participate as of the age of 16. Further information can be found in the Youth in Action Programme Guide as well as in the Inclusion Strategy of the Programme.
Are you between 18 and 30 and willing to spend from two up to 12 months abroad as an EVS volunteer?
2. STEP: HOW IS THE PROCESS?
First, ask yourself a few questions:
- What is your personal motivation?
It will account for your inner drive while completing your project.
- What is the aerea in which you want to commit yourself?
We all have personal interests in one… Be realistic and truthful to yourself, it is the best way to get to a successful experience.
- For how long are you ready to commit yourself in an EVS project, including the search for a project, the preparation, the administration, the training, the service, the follow-up?
- How much time do you have?
Meeting new and different people is hopefully part of your motivation – so start with finding people who will help you make your EVS project come true.
Find a Sending Organisation that will assist you individually along the procedure, before, during and after your EVS.
In case you do not know EVS Sending Organisations in your country of residence, consult the organistions’database, or contact your National Agency if you live in a Programme country, or the regional SALTO Resource Centres for Eastern Europe and Caucasus, the Euro-Mediterranean region, and South East Europe.
Co-operate closely with your Sending Organisation in order to develop details of your individual project. Start contacting potential Host Organisations through your Sending Organisation. Bear in mind that EVS is huge – with thousands of potential Host Organisations in different areas.
Keep your fingers crossed and persevere in your search as the difficulty is not to find a placement, but to find the placement that corresponds to your interests and is ready to host you within the time limit you have. Keep in mind that preparing an EVS project takes time, both at administrative, organisational and personal level. Therefore, plan ahead, try to think of everything, stay motivated and it will work out for you!
3. STEP: CV and MOTIVATION LETTER
You should prepare a CV and a Motivation Letter for sending to hosting organisations.
CVYou can use the EUROPASS which is a European CV Format.
Click Here to Reach EUROPASS CV.
When applying to an EVS project, you need to submit both CV and a motivation letter. Your motivation letter is needed to discover your personality and interest in the project. Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing a motivation letter. First of all, every good letter has a basic structure built on a few sections. For example:
Address the letter to the responsible voluntary coordinator.
Introduce yourself by telling who you are and what you do. Define the characteristics of your personality such as your strengths and weaknesses, your view of life and your interests and hobby’s. Motivate why you have decided to do EVS and tell what you already have done for society as a volunteer.
3. Motivation part
Tell why you want to participate in this project and what your previous experiences in this field are. Which of the tasks you think are interesting and which of them could you do good? Tell what your possible contributions will be, mention your skills and tell how you could use them for the project. Show them why you think you are the most suitable volunteer for this project. Write something about your expectations and about your bond with the chosen country.
Say goodbye and mention that you will wait for their answer. Sign and add your contacts.
– The letter must be written in English or in the official language of the country where the project is hosted.
– Are you allowed to add some pictures? If so, choose sunny, friendly and active photos!
– The human factor is very important in your letter. However, try to write a letter based on facts, not emotions.
– Try to show you are open to new impressions.
– Tell something special about yourself so it will become clear why they should chose you!
– Try not to be far too much enthusiastic if it’s not true. Just be honest; organizations will appreciate this.
– Mention some facts about the organizations and their activities and your positive thoughts about them to show you have explored their activities and you are interested in working exactly for that organization.
5. STEP: SERACH FOR HOSTING ORGANISATIONS
There are several ways to reach Hosting Organisations and their projects.
THE EUROPEAN DATABASE ON EVS ACCREDITED ORGANISATIONS
www.youthnetworks.eu is a web page where the volunteers and the organisations are meeting online. If you make your registeration to DeM’s EVS Support System in the previous step, DeM will send you an invitation for this web page.
- How are the CV and the Motivation Letter? Carelessly done? Or attentive?
- Is the volunteer sending you a group e-mail or just writing to especially you with your name?
- Just sending the CV and Letter? Or explaining whay he/she is interested in your project?