EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS

European Voluntary Service

Do you want to travel abroad as a volunteer? The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is one of the actions of the European Commission’s Erasmus + Program that can enable you to go on such a trip. Find out more about it.

Become a Volunteer

European Voluntary Service / European Solidarity Corps (ESC) gives young volunteers an opportunity to use their own skills, develop their interests, gain experience in new fields, learn about a foreign language and other culture.


Volunteering projects provide young people with the opportunity to do voluntary work at home or abroad. Volunteer activities respond to important social needs, contribute to the strengthening of communities and at the same time enable volunteers to gain practical experience, skills and competences necessary to acquire new knowledge, personal, social, civic and professional development. In practice, this means increasing their chances of employment. Volunteers can carry out their project at home or abroad.

WHO CAN  JOIN?

The program may cover young people aged between 17 and 30. Everyone who fulfills this criterion has equal chances to participate in the European Voluntary Service, regardless of gender, education, foreign language skills, disability, etc.

FOR HOW LONG?

You can leave up to a maximum of 12 months. We distinguish short-term projects (lasting from 2 to 8 weeks) and long-term projects (from 2 to 12 months). The length of the trip is determined at each project.

WHAT YOU CAN DO?

Activities of volunteers may concern a number of issues such as: natural environment, culture and art, activities with children, youth and older people, actions against racism, drug addiction, European information, sport and recreation, unemployment or many others.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS?

Participation in the program is free. The Program covers the costs of travel, meals, accommodation, training and monthly pocket money, so you can take part in the program without any own contribution.

Time to be a Volunteer

The Center for Intercultural Initiatives is accredited by the sending, hosting and coordinating organization since 2009. During this time, we sent over 70 volunteers and we have already hosted 30 volunteers who have been active in animating the local community during long-term projects.

Below is a list of projects for which we are currently recruiting:

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the possibilities of traveling for the short and long-term project of the European Solidarity Corps by clicking on the link where you will find all current offers.

Woud you like to become a volunteer? Write to us: evs.horyzonty@gmail.com

It is necessary to register in database of European Solidarity Corps – see the website

Our Volunteers

At the moment we are hosting: Zacharoula, Ania, Calin, Ayse, Narek and Salvatore as part of the long-term project of the European Solidarity Corps Erasmus + Program.


Meet our volunteers – below you can see reports from their activities. See what the volunteer’s life looks like.


Faro Adventure- Portugal

Faro Adventure- Portugal

2022/2023
Faro Beach Capela dos Ossos In the following minutes I will take you on a short trip with me to the south of Portugal, where the sun reigns and the beautiful beaches lay as the waves flirt with the sand …
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What do I like the most about "Gajówka"?

What do I like the most about “Gajówka”?

2022/2023
Karina – Ukraine It’s my first experience ever as a kindergarten teacher, but I have a lot of positive feelings every time I go to my working place. It is called Przedszkole leśne “Gajówka” (http://www.przedszkolegajowka.pl) and it is located near …
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3 Wonderful Weeks That Made Me Love Poland Even More

3 Wonderful Weeks That Made Me Love Poland Even More

2022/2023
Hello Everyone, During these three weeks I volunteered at Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury Nr 2. I had the opportunity to talk about Turkish culture, food and language with children from different age groups. In this process, I also prepared a presentation …
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My first Easter in Poland

My first Easter in Poland

2022/2023
I arrived to Poland two months ago and it’s been an adventure ever since. But especially last week when Easter was around the corner. There were a lot of differences between Poland and The Netherlands and I needed to adapt …
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