New EU Aid Volunteers Projects Open

We introduced the EU Aid Volunteers initiative long ago, as such projects are now part of the European Solidarity Corps Programme and receive same funding as ESC projects. Moreover, the new EU Aid Volunteers projects opportunities are now out and available for application! Let’s refresh some information, shall we?

EU Aid Volunteers Projects

The EU Aid Volunteers Projects have the scope to provide practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contribute to strengthening local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. It is an opportunity to promote cooperation among active European citizens, working together with communities in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or post-crises. The initiative wants also to encourage the cooperation among local, European and international organisations.

There are 3 different outcomes concerning EU Aid Volunteers Programme:

  1. Provide volunteering opportunities to young people 18-35, either in presence or online;
  2. Support organisations with technical assistance (they must be based in Europe and involved in humanitarian actions in Third countries);
  3. Allow capacity building actions among organisations hit by crises or disasters.

Requirements For Application

In order to take part to the initiative, as a participant you have to:

  • be 18-35;
  • be a European citizen (long-term resident or citizen of a Member State).

You don’t necessarily need humanitarian aid experience to apply to be an EU Aid Volunteer – EU Aid Volunteers is open to people with a wide range of backgrounds and different experiences.

New Projects On The Way

After one year and a half of standby due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the organisations having EU Aid Volunteers (EUAV) deployment projects are starting publishing vacancies and call for volunteers again, to support their ongoing projects in the humanitarian aid field. The volunteers will be receiving training prior to their deployment and tools to better contribute in strengthening the capacity and resilience of communities facing disasters.

Check the EU Aid Volunteers platform and find your next project!

How To Apply

To apply to be a full-time EU Aid Volunteer:

  1. Download and complete the self-assessment questionnaire (Excel) and Europass CV (Word) that you will find attached to the vacancy announcement. You will need these when you apply.
  2. Click on ‘How to Apply’ to apply directly with the sending organisation in charge of the project. You will be required to fill in an application form and send it to the sending organisation along with the self-assessment questionnaire, EuroPass CV and a motivation letter.
  3. The sending organisation will arrange the selection process following the timetable set out in the vacancy announcement.
  4. A mandatory two-week training course is part of the selection process. Candidates selected for this training will be required to take part in online preparatory sessions before attending the training.

Read also

EU Aid Volunteers Now Part of European Solidarity Corps

Eurodesk: Mobility Opportunities for Young Europeans


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