TACSO People2People: Leadership Workshop

Posted on January 17th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 20 January 2017 Open to: CSO representatives or human rights activists, active in the areas of human rights Cost: fifteen participants will be provide with travel costs, visas, accommodation, meals and refreshments


TACSO People2People is organizing a Leadership Workshop for Rights-based CSOs between 27-31 March 2017 in Mavrovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

This workshop aims to:

Nurture, support and strengthen the leadership capacity and resilience of CSO representatives and activists who are operating in changing and volatile circumstances; Bring together CSOs and activists working in the fields of human rights, LGBTIQ rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights and other rights based focus, from the Western Balkans and Turkey to share experiences working in various contexts; To share and develop tactics... Read More »

EVS Place Open for Macedonians in the Youth Center Postojna!

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Volunteering, We RecommendRespond to this post »

Deadline: 3 February 2017 Open to: young person aged 18-30 from Macedonia Venue: 1st of March – 30th of September, Postojna, Slovenia


The Association of societies Youth Center Postojna is non-profit and non-governmental and it operates, in accordance with its mission, in the public interest in the youth sector (the status was granted by the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth in 2012).

Youth Center Postojna (MCP) is a place where youth can simply hang out, but also take part in various activities. There are various workshops and events that offer alternative and creative ways of spending free time and of developing each individual’s potential. The Centre provides a well-equipped rehearsal place for bands, which also serves as a... Read More »

EVS in Italy for Young Macedonians!

Posted on January 6th, 2017 in Volunteering, We RecommendRespond to this post »

Deadline: 17 January 2017 Open to: young person aged 18-30 from Macedonia Costs: monthly pocket money, accommodation, food and tickets for local transport


SMART is a non-profit organisation running an EVS project through four different towns, one of them being Poggiardo in Southern Italy. SMART is currently looking for one EVS volunteer coming from Macedonia. The EVS project will last from 1 March until 30 September 2017 i.e. 7 months.

Some of the tasks of the EVS volunteer would be the following:

Organizing cultural events for local people using the skills or interests of the volunteer and the background of her/his country (e.g. concerts, exhibitions, theatre, dance or sport groups); Offering non-formal education opportunities in form of language conversations or discussions on actual... Read More »

EVS in Genova: Working with Teenagers and Migrants

Posted on January 5th, 2017 in Volunteering, We RecommendRespond to this post »

Deadline: 25 January 2017 Open to: 4 young people aged 18-30 (2 for each context) Costs: monthly pocket money, accommodation, food and tickets for local transport


Associazione il Ce.Sto Onus is looking for four EVS volunteers. Two volunteers will be involved in activities at local level with children and adolescents while other two will be involved in local activities with the refugees and asylum seekers hosted by the association. The project will last from September 2017 – August 2018 or November 2017 – August 2018 i.e. in a duration of 10 or 12 months.

The two volunteers working with children and adolescents will be involved in:

Social centre activities, starting with kids and then being involved also with adolescents, replaced... Read More »

EVS: True Stories Behind the Scenes – Part 2

Posted on January 4th, 2017 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

This is a continuation of the short series of true EVS stories. The idea behind this series is for young people to understand what EVS actually is, and to hear that there is information that is actually hidden behind the official statistics.

Story 2 «I woke up dizzy and without memory of what actually happened…»

«2.7. Risk and conflict management.

The volunteer must not act in any way that could put others or her/himself at risk of being injured. If a conflict situation arises, the volunteer may ask her/his mentor to facilitate communication between the volunteer and the local environment or Receiving Organization.

The mentor should be able to provide an independent... Read More »

EVS: True Stories Behind the Scenes – Part 1

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Voluntary activities play an important role in Europe. The best-known Programme helping young people to volunteer abroad is the European Voluntary Service (EVS), which is a part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020). Started as a pilot action in 1996, EVS celebrates 20 years in 2016. Just imagine, close to 100,000 young people have taken part in international volunteering through EVS! To make this experience possible for everyone, Programme covers volunteer’s travel and living costs, pocket money, insurance and a discount card. And there is only one requirement: you must be between 17 and 30 years of age. No school grades, university degree or minimum TOEFL scores. You don’t even have to speak the host country’s language.

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EVS Volunteers 2017: The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in VolunteeringRespond to this post »

Deadline: 8 January 2017 Open to: young people between 18 and 30 years, legally residing in one of the Program or Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU Costs: Erasmus+ EVS project (accommodation, insurance, local transportation, travel reimbursement and pocket money)


The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation is looking for volunteers, who would like to join our Erasmus+ EVS project in 2017. The Foundation cooperates with 5 different receiving organizations:

Polish Robert Schuman Foundation in Warsaw: 2 volunteers / 12 months (starting date: September 2017); European Integration Club at the School Complex in Wojkowice: 2 volunteers / 10 months (starting date: October 2017); Special Kindergarten No 213 in Warsaw:2 volunteers / 10 months (starting date: September 2017) + 1 volunteer / 8 months (starting date: November 2017); Special Kindergarten No... Read More »

What Being an EVS Volunteer Means to Me

Posted on December 21st, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

It’s already been six months since I moved from a city of 3 million to a town of 3 thousand people in the middle of nowhere. I changed my active busy life that I had in Kyiv, Ukraine, to a slow-motion way of living in Góis, Portugal. This is all because of my European Voluntary Service (EVS) placement in an organization with a name nobody-can-pronounce – RAIZVANGUARDA – Associação Cultural.

I live in an old house together with another volunteer Claire from London, a tiny snail in the bathroom and a gray mouse under my bed. We are working in an Old Primary School in Bordeiro on top of a hill. By “we” I mean Claire and... Read More »

Volunteers at “BirdLife” Malta Needed!

Posted on November 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 27 November 2016 Open to: young people age 18-30, interested in bird conservation and/or environment protection Venue: 1 February 2017 – 31 January 2018 (fixed dates), Malta


“BirdLife Malta is looking for new full-time voluntary assistants to join their international team protecting birds and their habitats and inspiring and educating people about birds and nature in the Maltese Islands. Volunteer assistants will be based in the offices and at the nature reserves in Malta. Number of positions: 5 conservation, 1 environmental policy/law, 3 communications, 4 education, 1 administration/membership, 4 finance.

Eligibility Aged 18-30; Living in one of the programme or partner countries; Outgoing, friendly, keen to meet new people, socialise and experience a different culture; Interested in bird conservation and/or environment protection, in improving bird,... Read More »

Volunteer at GoCamps in Ukraine!

Posted on November 4th, 2016 in VolunteeringRespond to this post »

Deadline: 31 January 2017 Open to: young people,  at least 18 years old, who speak English fluently and are enthusiastic to work with kids Venue: 3 or 5 weeks GoCamps all over Ukraine


Do you have or would like to get volunteer experience? Ukraine is calling for YOU to participate in a new wave of English summer camps for children in 2017, including those affected by the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. GOCamp is looking for English-speaking foreigners who would come to Ukraine and interact with the children in English, get great time, new friends and unforgettable experience! You will get special trainings and opportunity to share experience in following spheres: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), Leadership and... Read More »