European Solidarity Corps

Previously known as EVS. Go working or volunteering abroad for 2-12 months to an NGO or a government based organization.

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) 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 18-30 years old, if you have a permanent residence in programme countries (for more information check ESC guide) 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 Solidarity Corps is funded by the European Commision.

INEX has been a sending, hosting and coordinating organization of the European Solidarity Corps (previously European Voluntary Service) since 2001. Because of our experience we have successfully sent more than 265 volunteers abroad and hosted more than 25 volunteers. If you want to be part of the ESC too, read how to do it and contact our coordinator.

INEX as a sending/supporting organisation

… that means that we are sending volunteers from the Czech Republic to ESC projects abroad. Our role is to prepare and support volunteers before and during the project.

Key conditions: 

  • 18-30 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, theatre, voluntary organisations. Hosting organizations are mostly non-profit organisations.
Locality: programme countries of the ESC (mostly EU countries)
Requirements: You should be able to communicate on a basic level of English or in the language of the hosting country. ESC projects offer the possibility to learn new things and to develop new skills. You should have strong motivation and willingness to learn.

The ESC project covers these expenses:

  • accommodation and boarding
  • travel costs (up to certain amount, depends on distance)
  • insurance
  • pocket money
  • language course – Online Linguistic Support
  • inclusion support – in case volunteer has special needs

INEX as a host organisation

INEX also hosts volunteers from other countries. Every year we host 1-2 volunteers on long term projects (for 12 months) and several volunteering teams on short term ESC projects. Long term volunteers live in Prague and join our team – as an incoming officer or volunteer for our long term programme Football for Development

Key conditions: 

  • 18-30 years, 
  • residence in the programme countries
  • availability for 12 months, 
  • advanced level of English.

Locality: Prague, Czech Republic

The ESC project covers these expenses:

  • accommodation and boarding
  • travel costs (up to certain amount, depends on distance)
  • insurance
  • pocket money
  • language course – Online Linguistic Support
  • inclusion support – in case volunteer has special needs

Do you want to hear more about the experience from ESC IN volunteers?

  • Think about your motivation. Why do you want to work as a volunteer and in which area? What do you like to do? What are your interests? Where would you like to go?
  • Find interesting projects and hosting organizations on our website in the section “currently available ESC positions” or in ESC database of all projects (you can search according the country or the theme).
  • Reply to chosen projects (contact more organizations, as not everyone will reply; you can call as well). If you are looking in the database.
  • Write a motivation letter and send it to the hosting organization together with your CV.
  • Fill in all the necessary application forms. (It is possible that organisation will invite you for an online interview – get ready to answer questions about your motivation, your background, your goals etc.)
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as you are accepted by your hosting organization or in case you have any kind of problem.

Contact

Alena Cabalka
evs@inexsda.cz
+420 731 163 670