Volunteering

Are you ready to embark for the incredible experience of being a volunteer in a foreign country?

Or do you work for an organisation desperately looking for a volunteer from Germany?

We offer many placements under the European Solidarity Corps (formerly Voluntary Service) programme. Since the start of our activities in 2009, we have sent around 130 volunteers from Germany to various countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Albania, the Russian Federation, England, France, Greece, Latvia, Montenegro, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and more! We offer around 15 to 20 ESC placements per year to different projects across Europe.

The European Intercultural Forum e. V. is registered as a sending and coordinating organisation for the ESC programme under the reference PIC number 947425191 (Link to the ESC database: https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/organisation/947425191_en)

As coordinating and sending organisation, we offer support to the volunteers to find a matching placement to own interest in a foreign country, we check that the hosting placement fits the standard quality criteria and that the working environment is safe for the volunteer. We offer administrative and logistic support (registration for the insurance, support to find appropriate travel options, preparation for the departure, etc.) as well as content-related preparation (rights and responsibilities, ESC framework, intercultural adaptation process, conflict management, etc.) before the departure of the volunteer(s).

During the stay of the volunteer abroad, we keep close contact with the volunteer(s) and make sure everything goes well. We promote the project on our website and social media channels to increase visibility. Upon return of the volunteer(s), we run an evaluation of the project and propose our former volunteers to take part in our activities in Germany and/or abroad depending on their motivations.

Do not hesitate to contact us at eif.volunteer(at)gmail.com for more information!

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