What is EVS / ESC?

Here you can read more general information about what is an European Volunteer Service, or now days, European Solidarity Corps, project.
Erasmus+ Volunteering Activities (so called European Volunteering Service, EVS) help young people travel abroad to participate in volunteering projects. Erasmus+ is one of the of the EU funding programmes supporting volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps Initiative.

By also being part of the European Solidarity Corps, you join the community of likeminded young people who are contributing to create a more inclusive and united society.

As a volunteer of EVS, you commit yourself to the work of an organisation abroad. Volunteering projects can involve many different kinds of activities in areas such as youth work, cultural activities, social care or environmental protection. You volunteer on an unpaid and full-time basis.

The volunteer has the right to free lodging and a monthly food money, travel costs paid (until a certain max.), insurance, so as a pocket money (in Italy 120€ per month), if local transport is needed for working issues also this is covered by the project.
A volunteer must be between 17 and 30 years old (it depends on the hosting organisation if under 18 youth is accepted!).

What you have achieved and learned through volunteering is certified Europe-wide via the Youthpass recognition tool. You will also get a European Solidarity Corps certificate of participation at the end of your service.

Volunteers already involved in an Erasmus+ Volunteering Activity should read the Info Kit which your sending organisation should help you to understand, explaining what to expect and with information on the Youthpass and the insurance cover provided. Once involved in a project you get an access to Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support which will help you learn the language that you volunteer in. On spot man projects do also give language training to help the volunteer to integrate better in living and working spaces thanks to language knowledge.

Read more here: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/individuals/young-people/european-voluntary-service_en

year 2019 – For Human Capital project, there are specific selection criterias written under the description of the hosting projects, but FONDAMENTAL is that a volunteer is interested in developing a volunteering project and has a strong motivation for becoming part of the activities of the hosting organisation!

Applicants from EU ONLY (priority will be given to volunteers from other EU capitals of culture).

How to apply for a project: candidates should apply through European Solidarity Corps portal or sending an email with the ESC reference nr., CV and motivation letter  in English or in Italian to: materahumancapital@gmail.com with the name of the hosting project which you are interested.