18 years old and tired of Germany? With the EVS Programme you will be able to do voluntary work in a European country of your choice.You need to be between 18 and 30 years old. The Programme covers all costs!!!
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is Action 2 of the Community YOUTH IN ACTION Programme. It supports transnational voluntary service by young people. Its aims are to develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, primarily so as to sustain social cohesion in the European Union. It encourages active citizenship and enhances mutual understanding among young people. These general objectives will be achieved by: helping young people participate in various forms of voluntary activities, both within and outside the European Union; giving young people the opportunity to express their personal commitment through voluntary activities at European and international level; involving young volunteers in a non-profit-making, unpaid and full-time activity for the benefit of the general public in a country other than their country of residence.
YOU SHOULD GO - This is a unique chance to finally make some life changing experiences - I know this sounds like an advertisement, but in this case it's not!
Here is a collection of paperwork / information that will allow you to develop a better picture of this Programme and what it does for you.
http://www.ngoserbia.com/EVS_guide.pdf (This is probably the most important piece of information, since it takes you through the whole Programme step by step - Very well written as well... easy to understand!)
http://ec.europa.eu/youth/evs/aod/hei_en.cfm (This link will help you to find a project of your interest)