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European Solidary Corps

What?

European solidarity corps is an EU initiative that aims to encourage young people into international actions by different kind of solidarity projects. Projects´ duration is 2-12 months and they can take place in any country or candidate country of both EU and EFTA and also European neighboring countries that are cooperating with European solidarity corps. You can find the specific countries on European youth portal. Projects meet the need of the society and reinforce the community. Examples of these kind of projects could be working among children, youth and elderly, protecting environment or promoting culture. Volunteering abroad develops different aspects of life and the most important – it will be memorable experience. After volunteering the young will receive Youthpass – a certificate that will have importance for example when applying for jobs.

European Solidarity Corps aims to assure equal opportunities for every young person to reach mobility in Europe. Hence youngsters will be supported always financially and otherwise as much as they hope; others might need or feel like they need more help than the others.

For whom?

For youth aged 18-30 who are interested in solidarity, living abroad and getting to know foreign cultures. In most of the cases the language to communicate is English but in some cases it can also be another language.

How?

Register into European youth portal today! You can register at the age of 17 but you must be 18 years-old to join any of the projects. The portal is where interested youth crosses paths with hosting organizations. You can search for the jobs you would like to do in those countries you would like to travel to! Registering into the portal does not commit oneself to anything but if you do not want to or cannot volunteer right away, must you mention this when registering. Besides this it is worth to local, sending organization that will help you with practicalities. If you get interested, contact us as well.

Because European Union encourages to youth mobility inside Europe, European Solidarity Corps makes it possible to all youth to participate no matter their financial situation or special needs. This is how youth is being supported when volunteering:

  • Travel expenses from Finland to the destination
  • Living and Food expenses and possible transportation from accommodation to work
  • Pocket money: as a volunteer you will get daily pocket money which amount depends on the country of your duration
  • Possible exceptional costs
  • Pre-departure training which includes going through upcoming project and all the practicalities and preparations needed to do before leaving
  • On-arrival training which includes going through the culture and the working life in the destination country
  • Mentoring throughout the volunteering both scheduled meetings and reaching out whenever needed both in Finland and the destination country.
  • post-return training and dissemination
Read more about European Solidarity Corps and join