Are you up for a challenge, and keen to help other people? Check out how you can get involved here.
Types of activities
- Volunteering activities
- Traineeship and jobs (whereas traineeships and jobs can still run this year funded by the budget from the previous programme, please be aware that in the new programme 2021-2027 they are discontinued)
- Solidarity Projects
- Humanitarian aid volunteering (European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps)
- Creativity and culture
- Education and training
- Employment and entrepreneurship
- Environment and natural protection
- Health and wellbeing
- Physical education and sport
- Working with refugees and migrants
- Social challenges
- Disaster prevention and recovery
- And many more …
If you decide to join the European Solidarity Corps, remember that you can register from the age of 17, but you can’t start a project until you are 18.
Participation is open to age 30 (35 for Humanitarian Aid Volunteering).
Firstly, by joining, you commit to upholding the European Solidarity Corps principles.
Then you should know that:
- you can only ever take part in 1 long term volunteering activity (2–12 months), but you can still do team volunteering activities and take part in Solidarity Projects, jobs and traineeships
- if you take part in a short-term individual volunteering activity (up to 2 months), you can still:
– take part in 1 long-term activity
– do team volunteering activities and take part in Solidarity Projects, jobs and traineeships
How does it work?
After registering in the European Solidarity Corps portal, you’ll have access to a personal dashboard, where you’ll find published opportunities to volunteer, work, train and more.
Also, if you’ve tagged yourself as available, you might be contacted by organisations that want to match you with their projects.
If you wish to take part in Humanitarian Aid Volunteering, you will need to take a self-assessment test and follow a specific training (online and face-to-face) in order to join the pool of candidate volunteers.
Joining the European Solidarity Corps