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: Sara and Alvaro from Spain, Beka and Keti from Georgia and Emma from Germany – their project is coming to an end in June. We are preparing to host six new volunteers from September 2019 to July 2020.


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


Goodbye, Poznan

Goodbye, Poznan

2018/2019, ALVARO
I write this article while I have a suitcase 80 centimeters from me and everything ready to leave Poznan in just a few hours. These last months and, especially, these last weeks have been such a wild ride that it …
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My 10 months road, improvement and growth

My 10 months road, improvement and growth

2018/2019, KETI
My EVS story begins in fact long time before my actual becoming the EVS volunteer. In my country I always wanted to gain more and more voluntary experience, as I have been volunteer since I can remember. I was voluntering …
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WEEKLY REPORT 3.06-7.06

WEEKLY REPORT 3.06-7.06

2018/2019, KETI
Hey, I am Keti and it is my last weekly article in my Evs project. This week was short because I started to work on Wednesday. On Wednesday and Thursday I had leisure workshops time with children in Primary school …
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WEEKLY REPORT 27.05-2.06

WEEKLY REPORT 27.05-2.06

2018/2019, SARA
What a busy week! From the 27th till 4th of june has taken place The 30th anniversary of the identity of Łazarz in which we have been so busy doing and preparing all the activities. In my case for example, …
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