EVS or European Voluntary Service is a program for young people who want to volunteer in an organization abroad. The program is funded by the European Union. At the same time, it is a partnership between two organizations, one of which acts as a sending organization, the other is a receiving organization. Volunteers are mainly employed in the field of culture, sport, youth and environmental protection. Average duration of the voluntary service is 6-12 months. But there are also short-term projects of 2 months, less often for 3 weeks.
Frame dates of EVS
All EVS accredited organizations and their main topics can be found in the database of Erasmus +.
General information about the EVS can be found here or here.
Age range from 17 to 30 years
English language skills are desired. It is also advantageous, if the applicant is able to speak the language of the destination country
Strong interest in and commitment to the activities of the organization
Financing of EVS
Accommodation and catering
Health, accident and liability insurance
Pocket money (the amount depends on the host country)
Language course (possibly online)
Travel costs (the trip from home country to the EVS-country and back)
Advantages and goals of EVS
Discovery of a new culture
Learning a new language for the volunteer
Because we are only a small organization, unfortunately we can only be available as a sending organization to young people from our region (Dresden / Saxony). In addition, you would have to take care of your own hosting organization, and the EVS database can help you with that.
If this is not a problem for you, then we look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you in a personal conversation.
European Voluntary Service is fostered by ERASMUS+ with funds from the European Union.