The European Voluntary Service (EVS) offers you the opportunity to spend 2-12 months abroad working as a volunteer in a non-profit or in a state organization. You can participate if you are 17-30 years old, if you have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic or in a partnership country (countries of EU, Norway, Iceland, countries of south-eastern Europe) and if you are interested in environmental protection, working with youth, social integration, art, culture and cultural heritage, leisure time activities, sports and others. The European Voluntary Service is funded by the grant program EU Youth in Action – Erasmus+.
INEX-SDA has been a sending, hosting and coordinating organization of the European Voluntary Service since 2001. Because of our experience we have successfully sent more than 150 volunteers abroad and hosted more than 20 volunteers. If you want to be part of the EVS too, read how to do it and contact our coordinator.
Key conditions for acceptance to EVS: age 17-30 years, permanent residence in the Czech Republic, availability for 2-12 months, basic level of English.
Projects types: Working with youth (leisure time clubs, nurseries, supporting centers), environmental protection, development aid or theatre. Hosting organizations are mostly non-profits or DDM organizations (Children and Youth) and etc.
Locality: All European countries and Norway, Turkey, Russia, Caucasus, Macedonia etc.
Requiretments: Knowledge of the language of the hosting country or perfect knowledge of English is not necessary. You should be able to communicate in basic level of English or in the language of the hosting country. EVS projects offer the possibility to learn new things and to develope new skills. EVS should be neither routine nor extremely responsible.
Costs: There is a benefit from a grant to cover travel expenses to the place where the project takes place and back home, accomodation, food, pocket money, language course and health insurance.
INEX-SDA will be your sending organization. We will help you with the preparation process and we will stay in touch with you during your stay abroad.
BUT if you live abroad you can be our EVS IN – actualy we are looking for volunteer for project Football for Development
INEX-SDA submits your application for a grant to national agency together with you. Deadlines for submissions take place free times per year (2. 4., 26. 4., 1. 10.). If your application is accepted, your project can start 3 months after the closing date. For example: if we submit the application prior to 26. 4., you can start working on your project on 1. 8.
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