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.

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 and Salvatore. What is more Marta and Alvaro have an internship with us as a par of Erasmus+.


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


The Weekly article for the 2nd week of November :D

The Weekly article for the 2nd week of November 😀

Calin
Weekly Report of the 2nd week of November, made by Calin …
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3rd week - Skalvo

3rd week – Skalvo

2017/2018, Salvatore
During the week from 16.09 till 22.09 the group composed by Esc volounters and permanent members of CIM Horyzonty had some activities connected with organization of events like Parking day, human library and parking day in the lazarz district …
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On arrival meeting in Warsaw for our volunteers - Skalvo

On arrival meeting in Warsaw for our volunteers – Skalvo

2019/2020, Salvatore
Our ESC volunteers were in Warsaw during the middle week of October to know more about volunteering in Poland and about ESC program (European Solidarity Corp) …
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November: A Month of New Challenges for Me (Narek)

November: A Month of New Challenges for Me (Narek)

2019/2020, Narek
The first working week of November was very busy for me. For the first time in my life, I taught Russian for beginners. I was very tense during the preparatory phase, but during the lesson the tension was overwhelmed by …
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