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.


Art Residency

Art Residency

2022/2023
A bridge between Africa and Europe, this Art-based project has given me a moment of release to my artistic younger self: Painting, dancing, acting, even singing with my very humble singing skills:) Throughout two weeks of the project I lived …
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2 Months in Poland with CIM Horyzonty 

2 Months in Poland with CIM Horyzonty 

2022/2023
Hey everyone! I am Alara. I am 22 years old and I am one of the short term Volunteers in CIM HORYZONTY. This week is my 6th week in this ESC project. As the weeks pass by I am afraid …
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Stacja Wolimierz's Children and Flower festiva

Stacja Wolimierz’s Children and Flower festiva

2022/2023
In the end of July we spent with CIM Horyzonty’s volunteers 6 days working on Stacja Wolimierz’s Children and Flower festival. The group consisted of four coordinators- long term volunteers, and 8 short term volunteers. My thoughts on working with …
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Fourth Week of Short-term Project

Fourth Week of Short-term Project

2022/2023
Hi Everybody I’m Michele, 28 years old and I’ve been here for almost five weeks. Even though I’ve experienced a very trying week, however emotions and surprises were not missing. On Wednesday I spent unforgettable moments regarding Italian language animation …
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