European Voluntary Service abroad
Are you looking for a possibility to go abroad? Possibly without having to shoulder big expenses? And for a longer period of time than a week?
You want to collect experiences in another country and learn about another culture?
Or maybe you want to apply and/or extend your linguistic knowledge?
Then the European Voluntary Service (EVS) is for you!
With the EVS you get to work for a not-for-profit organisation and live abroad. You get to know a foreign country, culture and meet new people. Additionally the EVS can give you a personal as well as a professional orientation. In other words: You collect experiences, which you will probably never forget again. Are you interested? Then contact us.
What is offered in an EVS?
With the EVS you can go abroad for free – funded by the EU-programme YOUTH IN ACTION.
You can do an EVS anywhere in Europe.
The duration of an EVS is between two months and one year.
You can work in an organisation like ours or in a youth club, a national park or a refugees project, a circus school etc. etc.
EVS projects are possible in any social, ecological and cultural area
Your travel expenses are refunded up to 90%, additionally you get pocket money, free food and accommodation as well as a ticket for the public transport.
You work between 30 and 37,5 hours per week
You get two days off per month!
You receive a language course!
Of course you are insured during your whole EVS time.
You will be instructed in your work, and be given support during your stay.
Your parents receive the children’s allowance as usual.
If you require special support, this is also guaranteed.
In the end of your stay you will receive a Youthpass that certifies where you were, and what you have learned during your stay there.
European Voluntary Service in our organisation
EVS (European Voluntary Service) is an international volunteer programme funded by the European Commission. It enables all young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 18 and 30 years, to do an international volunteer service in an organisation or in a public body mainly in Europe for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months. Thanks to the intercultural dimension and its non-formal approach, European Voluntary Service is a unique opportunity to come into contact with cultures different from your own and to acquire new skills and abilities useful for your personal and professional growth.
European Voluntary Service is based on the following principles:
developing young people’s interpersonal and professional skills through the practical experience of volunteering abroad;
encouraging to learn a new language and culture;
fostering cultural exchange;
spreading tolerance among young people of the European Union;
promoting active citizenship and civic participation;
supporting the development of local communities.
What is covered during the EVS:
Accommodation in a shared flat
Travel expenses (from the home city of volunteer to Dresden and back) according to the Erasmus+ travel distance calculator
Money for subsistence (food)
Language and integration courses
EVS Seminars – on arrival and mid-term
Coaching & Support
In 2011, Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. became an accredited receiving, coordinating and sending organisation for EVS (European Voluntary Service) and in June 2012, the association accepted for the first time two volunteers for a duration of one year. The association resides in Dresden, a city of culture and fine arts, and capital of the Free State of Saxony.
Dresden is located in north west of the Saxon Switzerland mountains (“Sächsische Schweiz” in German, or “Elbsandsteingebirge”) in Eastern Germany. The office of Jugend- & Kulturproject e.V. is based in Neustadt – the new city of Dresden – which is the most lively and alternative area of Dresden. It is a student and youth area as it is characterized by a great diversity in cultural and art events.
The volunteer is going to support our association’s cultural activities and our office. He/she is given the opportunity to initiate activities according to his/her own cultural background, to co-organize events and to put his/her own ideas into practice.
Young people, aged between 18 and 30 years old from EU member states can apply to do EVS in Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. for the following fields in which they have relevant experience and knowledge:
Graphic and web design
Photography and photo editing
Video shooting and editing
Project Management: designing, organizing and facilitating projects
Social media & SEO – being able to write texts in English and/or German (fluent in English & German)
Please send your CV in English (with a photo) to email@example.com
The CV should be accompanied with a motivation letter which will answer the following questions:
Why I would like to join EVS (European Voluntary Service) and particularly in Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V.
How my skills/competences are a valuable attribute in this EVS position
Important aspects of my personality (positive and negative)
What ideas I have that I would like to share and realize in Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V.
For more information please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com