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 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.


My week in Poznan 03-07.02.2020

My week in Poznan 03-07.02.2020

Narek
Hello to everyone! I want to share my stories this week․ The week began with a regular workshop․ We all shared about the work we did last week, gave feedback on the workshops we had done last week, and then …
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Weekly Report 27/01-31/01/2020 – Zacharoula

Weekly Report 27/01-31/01/2020 – Zacharoula

2019/2020, Zacharoula
We are almost in the middle of our volunteering venture and I realize that time flies! This week we recharged our batteries and handled various events …
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Weekly artricle 19/01 - 26/01 - Salvatore

Weekly artricle 19/01 – 26/01 – Salvatore

Volunteers started the week with another birthday, the Ania’s one. After celebration in the office they started to talk about the previous week and about what to do in the next, specially about the incoming events. Some of them than …
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My December with CIM HORYZONTY

My December with CIM HORYZONTY

Narek
December was a busy month for me. I have been a photographer since November. In December I photographed ten events. 05/12/2019 workshops of Christmas decoration with local community 02/12.2019 day of volont. in economy. university. December featured a letter writing …
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