Voluntary Work Abroad
Do you want to work as a Volunteer in another
E.U. Member State (or Iceland or Norway)?
If so, European Voluntary Service for Young People could
be just what you are looking for.
What is EVS?
European Voluntary Service is a new volunteer
programme for young Europeans with financial
assistance from the European Union (E.U.).
European Voluntary Service is based on a
partnership between three parties:
the young volunteer
the organisation responsible for sending the volunteer
the organisation responsible for hosting the volunteer
A European Voluntary Service can be:
If you choose to be a Volunteer you benefit from
Short term 3 weeks - 3 months
Long term 6 months - 1 year
If you are between 18 and 25, resident in an EU
Return airfare from Ireland
Accommodation and food for 6 - 12 months
2 - 3 weeks language training/cultural awareness before commencing service
Pocket money allowance - £25 per week approximately
Local support and guidance
Improved language skills
Improved communication skills
Practical experience, which may help your career plans
Member State and have an interest in youth,
social, heritage or environmental work, why don't
Previous work experience in these areas is not
always necessary. A knowledge of the local language is an advantage,
but not essential as language training is given.
Léargas also have an Ireland/UK exchange programme for young
people. For more information on this and other Léargas programmes
The Youth Work Service
Léargas - The Exchange Bureau
189 - 193 Parnell Street
Ph.: 01 8731411
Web Site: www.leargas.ie/youth