What is EVS ?

EVS is the acronym for European Voluntary Service

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) gives 18-30 years old the opportunity to spend from 1 to 12 months in another European country, as a volunteer on a project which benefits the local community. It is funded by the European Commission, so the young person has all costs paid for (travel, insurance, accommodation, language tuition etc).
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.
A successful EVS project requires close co-operation among at least three key players: a sending organisation, a host organisation and the volunteer.

If you want to know more about it:
http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth-in-action-programme/doc82_en.htm

If you want to find a project or an organisation:
The European database on EVS accredited organisations

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