European Voluntary Service – European Solidarity Corps

 

 

If you are between 18-30 years old and are interested in volunteering abroad, helping people, developing your social competences, learning about a new culture and practising your language skills, then take a look at what the European Voluntary Service (EVS) and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) offer.

 

Within the frame of the EVS and ESC, initiatives funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme, you have the opportunity to live and volunteer in another country, to learn your host country’s language, culture and lifestyle as well as to meet new people. EVS and ESC projects can last from 2 weeks to 12 months, during which time you’ll volunteer at a registered host organisation; this could be a non-profit organisation, a cultural centre, a kindergarden, a local council, a school or another public or private institution. EVS and ESC can help you develop personally and professionally, but more importantly, it will give you experiences and memories that you’ll never forget.

 

Interested? Then contact us!

 

 

More information about European Voluntary Service and European Solidarity Corps

We, Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V, are both

1) an EVS/ESC Host/Receiving Organisation and

2) EVS/ESC Sending Organisation, and will support you during your volunteering experience.

 

 

1) Volunteering EVS/ESC at our organisation – JKPeV as Host/Receiving organisation

As a JKPeV-volunteer, you’ll take part in our association’s projects and event organisation and assist in our office work. As a part of our multi-cultural team, you’ll have the opportunity to initiate activities, co-organise events, and put your own ideas into practice.
Our association is based in Dresden, a city of culture and art and the capital of Saxony, which lies just to the North West of the ‘Sächsische Schweiz’, a region of outstanding beauty in East Germany. Jugend- & Kulturproject e.V.’s office is based in the Neustadt – the “new city” of Dresden, one of Dresden’s most lively and alternative areas.

 

Young people (aged 18 to 30) from EU-member states can apply to volunteer for 12 months in Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. within the following fields, if they already possess experience in and knowledge of:

 

  • Graphic and web design
  • Photography and photo editing
  • Video shooting and editing
  • Project management: designing, organising, and facilitating projects as well as doing research in the fields of Youth Work, Sociology, Human Rights, Urban Development, Culture and History
  • Social media & SEO – being able to write texts in English and/or German
  • Translating texts or articles from English to German and vice versa

 

 

Please send your CV (including a photo) in English to evs@jkpev.de

 

In addition to your CV, please send a letter of motivation that answers the following questions:

 

  • Why am I interested in volunteering in Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. in particular?
  • How will my current skills/competences make a valuable contribution to JKPeV and the local community of Dresden?
  • What are my strengths and weaknesses?
  • What ideas would I like to share with and/or put into practice at Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V.?

 

For further information, please e-mail to: evs@jkpev.de or info@jkpev.de

 

 

What does Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. offer to volunteers?

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. offers the opportunity to young people aged between 18 and 30 years old from EU-member states to volunteer for a year long in our office. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. runs a variety of projects that encourage young people to be actively involved and to contribute to them. You’ll work 30 to 37.5 hours per week and accrue two holiday days every month. After your EVS, you’ll receive a Youthpass that certifies where you did your EVS and what you learnt during your stay.

 

 

What is included:

  • Accommodation in a shared flat
  • Travel expenses (from the volunteer’s home city to Dresden and back) as calculated by the Erasmus+ travel distance calculator
  • Pocket money
  • Food and subsistence allowance
  • Language and integration course
  • Transportation costs if necessary
  • EVS seminars – on arrival and mid-term
  • Coaching & Support
  • Health insurance
  • Furthermore: Your parents will continue to receive the child benefits.

 

 

2) Volunteering (EVS/ESC) at another organisation abroad – JKPeV as sending organisation

If you are interested in volunteering abroad, JKPeV can be your sending organisation. We prepare and support the volunteers in cooperation with the host organisations regarding the following topic:

 

  • What EVS/ESC is and what it offers
  • How to prepare your CV and motivation letter according to the criteria of the host organisation’s EVS project you have selected
  • Practical arrangements, incl. travel, insurance
  • Pre-departure meeting (in our office or via skype)
  • Providing support to volunteers during all the phases of the project, risk prevention
    and management
  • Signing the activity agreement
  • Supporting self-reflection and keeping in contact with the volunteer during the EVS
  • Enabling follow-up activities
  • Dissemination of the EVS projects’ learning outcomes

 

We recommend that you visit first the official website of the European Voluntary Service and the European Solidarity Corps:

 

For further information, you can contact us on: evs@jkpev.de and info@jkpev.de