The Erasmus+ programme offers young people the chance to make a difference through the European Voluntary Service.
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) gives young people the opportunity to express their personal commitment through full-time voluntary work in a foreign country within or outside the EU.
The EVS aims to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and toleranceamong young people, while contributing to strengthening social cohesion and promoting active citizenship. Their learning experience is formally recognized through a Youthpass. Volunteers receive free board and lodging, insurance cover and a grant for the duration of the project (in some cases they may be asked for a contribution for travel costs).
EVS volunteers working for more than two months abroad can get additional support to learn, and test their progress in, the language used during their volunteering.
A successful EVS project requires close co-operation among at least three key players:
One of the organisations involved plays the role of coordinator and applies for an EU grant on behalf of the partnership. Organisations perform a number of roles:
They identify volunteering opportunities;
Develop projects that benefit the local community;
Recruit and prepare the volunteers, host them, and ensure follow-up.
Who can take part?
Are you aged 17-30 and willing to spend from 2 weeks to 12 months abroad as an EVS Volunteer? Start by having a look at the European Youth Portal for information, volunteering opportunities, and the database of EVS organisations.
Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences is a Receiving Organization. The coordinator of the project at the University is the Career Center.
Graduates Association of Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences NGO is a Sending Organization.
Room: 4/1 (Confucius Institute Building)
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