2 What EVS (European Voluntary Service) is not.. occasional, unstructured, part-time volunteeringan internship in an enterprisea paid job: it must not replace paid jobsa recreation or tourist activitya language courseexploitation of a cheap workforcea period of study or vocational training abroad
3 if the group EVS project involves at least 10 volunteers young people aged between 18 & 30legally resident of a Member or Partner Countryworldwide:- program countries- partner countriesWho?Group Size?Where?Duration?EVS projects involve from 1 to 100 volunteers- Individual (1 volunteer)- Group (2-100 volunteers)From 2 up to 12 months…or 2 weeksif the group EVS project involves at least 10 volunteers
4 EVS Countries (worldwide) Program CountriesAustrian Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Rep. Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland ItalyLatvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Slovak Rep. Slovenia Spain Sweden Romania United KingdPartner CountriesEFTA Countries & Turkey Eastern Europe and Caucasus Mediterranean Partner Countries South East EuropeOther Partner Countries
5 EVS Countries (worldwide) Mediterranean Countries: AlgeriaEgyptIsraelJordanLebanonMoroccoPalestinian Authority of the West BankGaza StripSyriaTunisiaOther Partner Countries of the World:Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), Asia.South East EuropeAlbaniaBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatiaFormer Republic of MacedoniaMontenegroSerbiaEastern Europe and CaucasusArmeniaAzerbaijanBelarusGeorgiaMoldovaRussian FederationUkraine
6 EVS SECTORS ART & CULTURE HEALTH ENVIRONMENT DISABILITY YOUTH WORK SPORTSOTHER…
7 EVS Organizations Non-Governmental Organizations/Associations Local/Regional AuthoritiesNon-Profit Initiativessocialculturalenvironmentalcommunityyouth work
8 My Evs on Poland - Lodz ,Zara Danielyan Art and culture soften costums The basic activities in Foundation „ GAJA „include exchange of experience and work with youngsters through informal education, culture and civil society and presenting the volunteer, form the other European country and system of working methods, the activity of the Foundation and the future common project of the sending and hosting organization. During the project the activities based on the help in creating the respect for the culture and tradition ours and the one of the other nation work with children from theatrical and dancing team, with children from children s home and with children from the street and building new methods of working in activities of the youngsters through art and culture.
12 Every Thusday we organised international cooking
13 On weekend we go with my polish frends on pub or disco
14 Tasks of EVS VolunteerProject activities (including language and other training related to the project) should take up at least 30 and not more than 35 hours per week. The volunteer should not be solely responsible for the individual care of vulnerable
15 BENEFITS Volunteer Work Abroad Fun time with Friends & much more… Get Work-basedLearningExperienceHelp PeopleVolunteerWork AbroadGet to Knowto New CultureMake NewContactsLearn aNew language
16 Who makes EVS possible? Volunteer Sending Organization Hosting OrganizationVolunteerSending OrganizationHosting Organization
17 My Sending & Hosting Organizations Stepanavan YouthCenterArmeniaFundacja GAJAPomocy DzieciomPoland
18 What costs are covered… Volunteer's international travelVolunteer's visa and vaccinationVolunteer's allowanceVolunteer's insuranceFlat rates per monthContribution to the host activities
19 Obligations of Sending & Hosting Organizations Sending OrganizationVolunteer recruitment and preparationStaying in contact with the volunteerFollow-upArranging visa and insuranceHosting OrganizationTask-related support & personal supportMentorLanguage trainingVolunteer's accommodationFoodLocal transport
20 Language Training Mentor Mentor Languagge support is an integral part of any EVS project.Linguistic support should be appropriate to the volunteer's needs and level.The type of linguistic support may vary from formal language classes to more informal learning methods.MentorFollows up the development of the volunteerAssist him/her on anything neededProvides mental, psychological and personal consultation to the volunteer during the volunteering period.Assists the volunteer to integrate in the community.Mentor
21 Accomodation You may live in a… hostel You may also… host family have your own flatshare a house withother volunteer(s)
22 Living Costs Is paid on a weekly or monthly basis The host organization is responsible for providing meals or food allowance for the volunteer.Is paid on a weekly or monthly basisCovering also holiday periodsMonthly pocket money in the host country:140 Euro/month in Denmark110 Euro/month in Austria80 Euro/month in Lithuania85 Euro/month in Poland.Pocket Money
23 EVS VacationsThe volunteer has the right to have two consecutive days free per week and of two days of holiday per month.The volunteer’s accommodation remains available forhim/her throughout the entire service period including holidays.
24 Activity AgreementThe Activity agreement is a key element to ensure a solid partnership among organisations and volunteers in each EVS activity.The Activity Agreement lays down thedistribution of tasks & responsibilitiesshare of the EU grant through an internal agreementTasks & working hours of the volunteerpractical arrangementsexpected learning process and learning objectives of the volunteer(s).An activity agreement is signed by all partners before the beginning of the Activity.Sending Host Organisations Volunteer(s)
25 EVS training cycle Pre- departure training On-arrival training 3Pre- departure trainingOn-arrival trainingMid-term EvaluationAll the trainings include accommodation with full board.The programme is planned and implemented by an experienced trainer in cooperation with a SALTO SEE RC representative.The volunteers are provided with support for travel arrangements to the venues.
27 On-arrival training providing general information on EVS hours facilitating intercultural understanding, learning and communicationfacilitating cultural adaptationcrisis management and conflict resolutionresponse to the expectations and possible insecurities of the volunteersmotivating and encouraging the volunteersfacilitating networking between volunteers in SEE