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Are you under 35? Interested in volunteering in humanitarian aid field?

Last updated on Monday, 17/10/2022

Following the first deadline for project proposals under the new Humanitarian Aid Volunteering action, project coordinators will start in a few months to look for volunteers. Registration of candidate volunteers in the Portal opens today!

Have you always dreamt of volunteering outside Europe to contribute to humanitarian aid work? This is for you!

The first projects of Humanitarian Aid Volunteering action under the European Solidarity Corps will be selected shortly and these projects will need volunteers to join the teams and operations in the field.

Beyond disaster preparedness and disaster relief, the projects will cover a wide range of issues. Would you like a few examples? Promotion of gender equality, protection of women and children, protection of refugees and internally displaced persons, protection of undocumented migrants, mitigation of the effects of climate change, improvement of food security, etc.

If you are between 18 and 35 years old and you are willing to contribute, then please connect to the European Solidarity Corps Portal where you can register your profile and express your interest. Everybody can apply, so your specific background and any difficulties or special needs you might have will not be an obstacle to your participation. If you are selected, you will be able to participate in projects that can last between 2 to 12 months (if you go on your own) or between 2 weeks to 2 months (if you go as member of a team of at least 5 people). 

The European Commission will ensure that selected organisations, that send and host young EU volunteers will respect a number of conditions, including that they:

  • adhere to humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, as well as the ‘do no harm’ principle; 
  • have robust procedures to ensure at all times the security and safety of volunteers, including evacuation plans in extreme situations;
  • have appropriate resources to ensure volunteers can enjoy a learning experience thanks to appropriate mentoring

How can you apply? Follow the link to and express your interest!