European Voluntary Service (EVS)
European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a part of Youth in Action, a European Commission funded programme for lifelong learning and volunteering in Europe . The EVS programme allows young people (18-30 years old) to volunteer in 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 energy and enthusiasm of the young person, whilst learning about their culture.
To date EVS volunteers have taken a lead in setting up workshops in each projects in areas as diverse as: photography, music, art and crafts, relaxation, indoor gardening, cinema, cards nights, cultural evenings etc. 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.
Depaul Ireland (both in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) is an accredited sending, hosting and coordinating organisation for EVS Volunteers.
EVS Volunteer Recruitment 2013/2014
Recruitment for 2013/2014 is now closed.