European Voluntary Service

European Voluntary Service

The European Voluntary Service (E.V.S) ,part of Key Action 1 – individual mobility – of the Erasmus+ programme, gives young people the opportunity to carry out voluntary activities in a not-for profit organization abroad, in order to live an experience of intercultural learning in an informal context.

The goals of the programme are:

  • Offering the young people a new experience of intercultural learning, encouraging their social integration and active participation
  • Contributing to the development of local communities
  • Encouraging the creation of partnerships, the exchange of experiences and good practices

The activities of the participants involved in the project must:

  •     be non-profit, not paid and not replacing a paid worker
  •     produce surplus value for the local community
  •     constitute an informal “learning service”, that allows the youngsters to improve and acquire competences that will benefit their personal, vocational and professional development

The participants are 18 – 30 years old young people

happy and diverse volunteer group holding sign

Mistral is a credited sending and coordinating organization and offers the following services free of charge to the participants:


  •     Support in the planning and management of the bureaucratic procedure
  •     Support in the research of hosting organizations
  •     Intercultural education before the departure of the volunteers
  •     Support and tutoring during the period of voluntary work abroad
  •     Monitoring of the project with the tutors of the hosting organization and with the volunteers


For more information click on more info. To download the application form click on application form.