The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an EU funded programme that gives young people (aged 18 to 30) the opportunity to volunteer in an organisation abroad. The funding covers travel expenses to and from the project as well as accommodation, food, a small personal allowance ("pocket money"), insurance, language training and local transport during the project.
VSI are currently looking for volunteers for 3 funded EVS projects in the UK:
1. Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh
Great project for a volunteer passionate to work alongside some of Edinburgh's most marginalised and vulnerable adults assisting in the delivery of a dynamic programme of educational, social, cultural and enterprising activities.
Start date: 1st September 2019
Duration: 12 months
More information about the project and application form on the VSI website: UK - Community project in Edinburgh.
2. Success 4 All: “Young People Learning From Each Other” project in Newcastle upon Tyne
Join the Success 4 All charity that tackles educational inequality with free to low-cost access to a peer tutor, online learning programmes, clubs and summer schools. Their motto is 'Young People Learning From Each Other' and they believe that young people learn best from each other, provided that the right relaxed learning environment is created.
Start date: 1st June 2019
Duration: 8 months
More information about the project and application form on the VSI website: UK - Success 4 All
3. Anti-racism through football and other sports in Plymouth
We’re looking for a volunteer who is active and loves football to join this project and work on social inclusion through sports a UK charity Plymouth Hope promoting racial harmony, social inclusion and community participation through football and other sports. The charity also assists its overseas branches and partners using sport as a tool for poverty relief in education and health.
Start date: 1st March 2019
Duration: 12 months
More information about the project and application form on the VSI website: UK - Social equality.
Please send your CV and motivation letter to Mateja Jakšić, VSI Volunteer Programme Coordinator, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 24th of February. Please state which project are you applying for in the email subject.
If you have any questions about the EVS programme or would like to find out more about our many volunteer opportunities, please contact us at the above email address or tel: 01 855 1011 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
Interested in other EU-funded projects abroad as well? VSI has several projects available for international volunteering. Check out our website and click on EVS vacancies for more information on funded international opportunities!
Voluntary Service International (VSI) is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding through volunteering abroad and in Ireland.
VSI is a registered charity: CHY 9220. VSI is registered as a limited company, no. 140520, having no share capital.