The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an Erasmus + service that gives young people the opportunity to work voluntarily in a foreign country. Any young 17 to 30 years old can participate, without having any previous experience. EVS covers fully the volunteer’s accommodation and subsistence, travel expenses, health care and monthly allowance. At the same time, language support is provided and the volunteer has the opportunity to participate in training programs. At the end of the EVS, the volunteers are awarded an EU-recognized Youthpass certificate. You contact IASIS NGO, which is certified for sending and hosting volunteers.
(Certification number 2014-1-EL02-KA110-001916)
As host, we have implemented five six-month European Voluntary Service programs.
The Soultrip (GR-21-53-2013-R3) program was the first European Voluntary Service program implemented by our organization as a host and coordinator. Two volunteers from Turkey and Spain participated in EVS. Among the expected results was the development of social skills of volunteers through non-formal learning, contact with vulnerable social groups of the population, etc.
It was followed by the program entitled Experience and Challenge (2014-1-EL02-CA105-000865) and the participation of six volunteers from Spain, Germany and Turkey.
The program entitled Follow your Dream (2016-2-EL02-KA105-002442) with the participation of ten volunteers from Spain, Germany, France, Turkey, Italy, the Beyond Boarders program (2016-3- EL02-KA105-002764) with ten participants coming from Spain, Turkey, Italy and Germany, and finally Be part of the action (2017-1-EL02-KA105-003031), with ten participants from France, Italy, Germany and Spain.
The project is funded by the National Agency for Coordination, the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation and Erasmus +.
You can find EVS programs in the European Union database: http://europa.eu/youth/vp/vol_organisation/34000392803_en