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.


ESC Life So Far - Oct. to Dec./2020

ESC Life So Far – Oct. to Dec./2020

2020/2021
From October 1st that CIM Horyzonty had six more people contributing to its activities. Up until now they have been through some training, some unexpected pandemic adaptations and some experiences about inclusion …
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Wieści od Marceli z projektu EKS w Niemczech

Wieści od Marceli z projektu EKS w Niemczech

NEWS FROM ABROAD
Nazywam się Marcela i od 1,5 miesiąca przebywam na wolontariacie ESC we Frankfurcie nad Odrą (nie mylić z nad Menem! :D) w Niemczech. Chciałabym się z Wami trochę podzielić z tym jak to wygląda, dlaczego zdecydowałam się na ten rok …
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Wieści od Kamila z projektu EKS we Francji

Wieści od Kamila z projektu EKS we Francji

NEWS FROM ABROAD
Na podsumowanie całego doświadczenia pozostało mi jeszcze wiele czasu, bo właśnie rozpoczął się mój trzeci z aż dwunastu miesięcy we francuskim Hendaye (niewielkiej przygranicznej miejscowości), ale już dziś mogę stwierdzić, że projekt to przede wszystkim nauka nowej kultury, ludzie oraz …
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WEEKLY ARTICLE 24-27.02.2020

WEEKLY ARTICLE 24-27.02.2020

2019/2020, Anna
WORKING HARD Looking back to the last week I feel that we are on the right track! The weather in February is not very favorable for walks and outside activities, and it means that we are really concentrated on our …
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