European Voluntary Service

European Voluntary Service

Youth In ActionThe Youth in Action programme offers young Europeans the chance to make a real difference to the world – and to their own lives – through the European Voluntary Service.

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young Europeans with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, thus contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and to promoting young people's active citizenship.

Open to all young people aged 18 to 30, EVS is a true ‘learning service’. Beyond benefiting the local communities, by participating in voluntary activities, young volunteers can develop new skills and, therefore, improve their personal, educational and professional development. Volunteers can benefit from specific training throughout the activity and agree on their expected learning outcomes, processes and methods in advance. Their learning experience is formally recognised through a Youthpass. Participation is free for the volunteers who also get board and lodging, insurance cover and an allowance for the duration of the project.

To begin with, I can say I was very content when I heard that the place for my stage would be ADL Zavidovici – a type of organization I had asked and hoped for in my application. And skipping right to the end, I think the internship turned out to be even more than I hoped. For an unpaid internship, the balance of learning and working – taking something and giving something back to the workplace – was optimal in my opinion. Of course, because of the limitations I had to face, I couldn't assume a position as the most…
The Association of Local Democracy Embassy (ALD) Zavidovici is accredited as a sending and hosting organisation in EVS system, an it has recently become a host to two volunteers from Turkey. These two young women came here as a part of the project „Hand by Hand With Europe“, implemented by Kirikkale Municipality, Turkey, and they will stay in Zavidovici for two months. This is the first time that the EVS volunteers are working Zavidovici. The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a platform by European Commision that provides young Europeans, aged 18 to 30, with the unique chance to express their…

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Agencija lokalne demokratije
LDA Zavidovici

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72220 Zavidovici, Bosna i Hercegovina
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