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?
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:
In order to take part to the initiative, as a participant you have to:
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.
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!
To apply to be a full-time EU Aid Volunteer: