GAIA, as a member organization of EVS-network can send and host interested young people to volunteering projects throughout Europe.

What is EVS?

EVS (European Voluntary Service) is an international volunteer programme funded by the European Commission. It enables all young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 17 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organisation in Europe for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months (in some cases also for 2 weeks, this is called short-term volunteering).

Thanks to the intercultural dimension and its non-formal approach, European Voluntary Service is a unique opportunity to come into contact with cultures different from your own and to acquire new skills and abilities useful for your personal and professional growth.

European Voluntary Service is based on the following principles:

– increasing your own skills through the practical experience of volunteering abroad;

– encouraging the learning of another language;

– developing the ability to interact with persons of different language and culture;

– spreading tolerance among young people of the European Union;

– promoting active citizenship;

– supporting the development of local communities.

European Voluntary Service is practically FREE OF CHARGE! Travel expenses, accommodation, food, local transportation, health insurance, language lessons and monthly allowance are covered and financed by the European Commission (the volunteer contributes only a 10% of the travel expenses).

Volunteers are not even required to pay a fee when applying for an EVS project!

Where to look for EVS projects?
Databases of volunteering projects: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering

How to Apply for EVS Projects?
To apply for EVS, contact GAIA SCI Kosovo: placement.gaiakosovo@gmail.com or gaia.kosovo@gmail.com
GAIA SCI Kosovo is one of the few organizations in Kosovo accredited to exchange international volunteers abroad. Approach us and learn more about this opportunity 🙂

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