Spotlight on THE EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS

Many young Europeans are ready to volunteer or work for a good cause, in projects where their help makes a difference, and to show solidarity with those less fortunate.

eu-solidarity-corpsFinding the right opportunity can be difficult. That is why the European Solidarity Corps has been set up.

The European Solidarity Corps will provide young people with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience, develop their skills and make a contribution to society.

If you’re a young person looking for a volunteering or occupational experience, or an organisation looking to attract young people to your solidarity activities, then the European Solidarity Corps may well be the answer.

WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS?

The European Solidarity Corps brings together two complementary strands:

  • The volunteering strand offers young people, through a grant, the opportunity to carry out full time voluntary service of between 2 and 12 months.
  • The occupational strand provides young people with the opportunity of a job, traineeship or apprenticeship in a wide range of sectors that are engaged in solidarity activities and have a demand for highly motivated and socially minded young people.

The objective of the European Solidarity Corps is to allow more young people to take part in a wide range of solidarity activities, either by volunteering or by taking up work experience to address challenging situations across the European Union.

You can find out more by downloading the information leaflet here.