Stowarzyszenie Projektów Międzynarodowych „INPRO”

Volunteering abroad within the European Solidarity Corps

Volunteering abroad within the European Solidarity Corps

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Volunteering within the European Solidarity Corps (former EVS within Erasmus Plus) allows Polish citizens and residents aged 18 – 30 to go abroad for a couple of months to work as a volunteer.  Our organization helps those interested in such an opportunity as well as hosts foreign European volunteers. If you consider taking part in an ESC project, you should start with registering on the European Solidarity Corps portal.  On the portal, you will find all the volunteering offers that you can currently apply for. It will help you to see what type of projects are available there and what type of organizations are hosting volunteers all over Europe. You can apply for every project that accepts Polish candidates.

Every volunteer who takes part in a project financed by the European Solidarity Corps is provided with free accommodation as well as receives funds for food and pocket money. Financial support differs depending on the country, but it is usually between 200 – 400 EURO. Additionally, the volunteer is provided with the plane ticket or (more often) gets reimbursement for the travel costs.  Travel budget depends on the distance (from the place of departure to the place where the project takes place) and it is usually between 180 – 360 EURO.

If you consider taking part in a volunteering project, here are some tips for you:

  • read more about European Solidarity Corps
  • take a good look at the volunteering database, search for information about your potential hosting organization and the place where the volunteering takes place
  • choose a project, not a country – it is important to realize activities which you enjoy and feel comfortable with. Don’t consider the country as the first criterium of your choice
  • prepare good application documents – organizations usually receive many applications,  so it’s good to stand out of the crowd 🙂

Our organization can help you with preparing your application documents. We can also advise you on particular projects or organizations that we work with on a regular basis. If you need help – contact us.

If you are accepted for a project, you can count on us at every stage of its realization. We provide you with the preparatory before departure training, support you during your stay abroad. We also promote the project and organize its evaluation.

If you have any questions, contact us at:

Beata Szmuc

beata@goinpro.org / 721 109 179

 


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