Long-term Volunteering with GAIA Kosovo
GAIA offers multiple ways for interested international people, to volunteer in the Organization. Longterm Volunteer Services can be from 3 up to 12 months long. Being part of the European Voluntary Service (EVS)-Network, GAIA can host and send volunteers from Kosovo and abroad. Also, GAIA is partner organization of Friedenskreis Halle e.V. (Germany), and sending and receiving young people via weltwärts-Programme to and from Germany.
What is European Voluntary Service (EVS)?
Through EVS young people get the opportunity to volunteer abroad, contributing with their efforts to a cause they believe in – be it solidarity with refugees and migrants, work on environmental issues, activities for children or the elderly, support for non-governmental organisations, work for cultural events or a number of other topics.
Anyone between 17 and 30 years old can join and, to make this experience possible for everyone, every volunteer receives support to cover travel and living costs, as well as pocket money and insurance.
For more information, visit European Youth Portal
What is weltwärts-Programme?
weltwärts programme is a development volunteer service for all interested young people. The focus is on making a concrete contribution to a development project, as well as learning from each other and facilitating intercultural exchange.
Weltwärts is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The ministry assumes up to 75 per cent of the costs for volunteer service. At least 25 per cent of the costs must be covered by the German sending organisation. The volunteers can support their sending organisation in the funding of the volunteer service by collecting donations. However, this is not a requirement for the volunteer service.
GAIA is receiving a volunteer from Germany for a service of 12 months every year. Also, the organization is sending every year for 12 months a volunteer to Halle, Germany, in order to give young people from Kosovo the opportunity to volunteer and experience life abroad.
For more information, visit weltwärts