Volunteering / exchanges
Interested in learning new skills while helping others? Volunteering introduces you to new people, and sometimes even new cultures, and you gain invaluable experience to enhance or influence your future career. Choose a voluntary activity in another country, or one nearer to home. These pages will open your eyes to the many European voluntary opportunities that exist: European Voluntary Service (EVS), Youth Exchanges and Work Camps.
This group represents national organisations running
international voluntary service projects. Includes a detailed
presentation of the network and a useful list of its
A European umbrella organisation of National
and Regional Volunteer Centres across Europe, which promotes
volunteering on a European level. It provides information on
developments within the EU.
Volunteer positions available through its
partner organisations in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal,
Romania, Russia, Thailand and Uganda. Youcan apply via the
online application form. Don’t miss the photos!
Non-profit international youth
organisation coordinating youth exchange and voluntary service
programmes in 34 countries worldwide. Volunteering placements
are usually in the fields of social work, education, youth
work, health education and environment. Search the database
for placements and try the useful links.
This organisation is working for a world free from poverty and
oppression. Visit the volunteering part of the website to see the
latest opportunities. The newsletters are available in pdf
This site is for volunteers who want to get involved in a
development project without leaving home, as well as for
organisations looking for support from online volunteers around
the world. Here you will find translated documents, articles,
data and projects for helping people and communities in the
Voluntary short- and long-term projects worldwide, information
on organisations dealing with them, and many useful links and
documents. Subscribe to one of the email lists according to the
programme you are interested in.
A resource designed to assist countries in conducting surveys
assessing their national, regional and local volunteer levels. A
pdf document is available in English, French, Spanish and
A training kit in pdf version for trainers and young people
interested and/or involved in international voluntary service
activities and projects. Choose between downloading the entire
kit or chapter by chapter.
An open door for several opportunities with UN Volunteers and
like-minded organisations around the world. Learn more about your
volunteer options and how to apply. Read the experiences of
An independent organisation offering volunteering
opportunities around the world. Visit the volunteer part of the
website for details, fill in the online application form or read
A resource for students or people with no previous experience
who are interested in volunteering in a developing country for an
interesting vacation or unique gap year. Here you can find useful
guides listing hundred of projects throughout the world in
different fields. If you want to get involved just choose from
among the archaeological, heritage conservation and green
projects or the humanitarian work camps.
Looking for a challenge? Take part in one of the adventurous
projects carried out by teams of volunteers aged 18-30 years.
They combine community development, health work and environmental