European Voluntary Service (EVS)

EVS volunteersEuropean Voluntary Service (EVS) is a part of Erasmus +, a European Commission funded programme for lifelong learning and volunteering in Europe. The EVS programme allows young people to volunteer with a non-profit organisation in a country other than their home country.

Depaul Ireland has worked with the EVS programme since 2004 and currently hosts a number of full-time volunteers.

The contribution that these volunteers make is invaluable, as they bring a fresh and unique cultural dimension to each of our projects. In this way, everyone benefits; the volunteer gains experience and skills and an insight into a different way of living, while Depaul Ireland and our service users benefit from the volunteer's energy and enthusiasm, whilst learning about their culture.

To date, EVS volunteers have taken a lead in setting up workshops in each project in areas as diverse as photography, music, art and crafts, relaxation, indoor gardening, cinema, cards nights and cultural evenings. They have also organised trips out, whether it be for a coffee around the corner or to the seaside for a picnic on a sunny day.Erasmus + Logo

Depaul Ireland (both in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) is an accredited hosting and coordinating organisation for EVS Volunteers. 

EVS Volunteer Recruitment 2015/2016

Depaul Ireland EVS Applications 2015-2016 are now CLOSED. 

Ireland - Dublin: Leargas Logo

Host Projects--

  • Sundial house 4th Sept 2015 for 12 months
  • Orchid House 4th Sept 2015 for 12 months
  • Back Lane Hostel 4th Sept 2015 for 12 months
  • Peter's Place 4th Sept 2015 for 12 months
  • Tus Nua Apartments 4th Sept 2014 for 12 months

Northern Ireland - Belfast (UK):British Council Logo

Host Projects--

  • Stella Maris July 2015 - June 2016 (11 months)
  • Homeless Family Services July 2015 - June 2016 (11 months)

EVS Volunteer Application Process 

Important Dates:

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 2nd January 2015
Selection process: Week beginning 5th January 2015
Interviews: Week beginning 12th January 2015
Volunteer selected and informed:  Week beginning 19th January 2015 
EU Commission grant application date: Wednesday 4th February 2015

To apply: Download the relevant application form above and return by email to the email address listed at the end of the form by 5pm, Friday 2nd January 2015.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, or are a student interested in other Erasmus + Key Action 1 programmes then please email your enquiry to obtain further details on our opportunities--

Northern Ireland:
Republic of Ireland: 


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