European Voluntary Service
This is one of the projects under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission to give young people in Europe the chance to volunteer abroad.
It helps young people aged 17 to 30 years to collaborate from 6 to 12 months in another country while working in a non-profit organisation. You could be working with animals, in a cultural project, with kids, helping elder people, inside of an agricultural project… There are all kinds of options!
European Voluntary Service (EVS) aims to improve young people’s skills, meet different cultures and people from across the world. It also can be a key opportunity to learn a new language.
Anyone who is 18+
and have passion for volunteering.
European Countries, Programme
Countries and Partner Countries
(You can check them in our Q&A)
All over the year, from 6 months
up to 1 year
EVS doesn’t cost you anything!
During your project your food, accommodation and local travel cost will be provided and you will even receive monthly pocket money. There is also an specific amount of money to cover your travel cost. This programme is funded by European Commision in order to make it accessible for everyone, no matter where you come from or what your economic capacity is
How to apply?
Send us an email so we can start the administration process. We will write you back as soon as possible confirming you If we can be your sending organisation. Then, you will take a look to the official database searching for projects that suits you. In order to apply, you will need to write your CV and a Motivational Letter explaining what you like, why you want to participate and why did you choose that project. The next step is contact the different organisations that you are interested in, the more projects you apply for, the higher is your chance to be selected. in some cases they will ask you to fill additional forms, that information is usually provided in the database.
‘At first I didn’t think it would be possible to find an EVS
placement that was related to my studies,
but when I started searching the database I found that there
were projects on all kinds of themes – from environment and
education to culture and sport’
Katie. EVS at Estonian Printing Museum