European Voluntary Service

Barcelona Voluntaria promotes participation of European and Mediterranean youth in the European Voluntary Service (EVS)
 
This action allows a young person to perform a voluntary task in another country in several scopes: environment, art, culture, animation with children, young people or adults, historical patrimony, sports, free time activities, etc.

These volunteers destine their time to collaborate with the hosting organization in a project in favor of the local community (without replacing any existing work) in exchange for putting in practice aptitudes, acquiring cultural and social capital and constructing their own future.

The objective of the European Voluntary Service is to provide a nonformal education to young people between 18 and 25 years. Caracteristic of this Program are the conditions the European Union offers.

Are covered:

- the expenses of the trip.
- the expenses of lodging and meals during the whole project (three weeks up to 1 year).
- the volunteer monthly receives a fixed amount of pocket money
- AXA Health Insurance
- free language classes in the hosting country.

There are two modalities:

Long term project: between 6 and 12 months

Short term project: between 3 weeks and 6 months (only for disfavoured youngsters)

At the end of the project, the volunteer receives a certificate confirming his or her EVS in a foreign association during a certain period of time.

In order to present a EVS project, these three agents must get in contact:

The volunteer: has to be between 18 and 25 years old.

The sending organisation: is in charge of the preparation, the following during the project, the visas and the insurances and previous formation of the volunteer before he or she marches.

The hosting organisation: has to help the volunteer to adapt to the tasks according to his or her capacities, to offer a personal support and to assign a tutor to him or her, and has to take care of the linguistic formation, lodging, meals, local transport, pocket money, visa, etc.

You can consult the EVS projects in the EVS database at www.sosforevs.org

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