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 2014/2015

Depaul Ireland EVS Applications 2014-2015 are now closed.

Ireland - Dublin: Leargas Logo

Host Projects--

  • Sundial house 5th Sept 2014- 4th Sept 2015 (12 months)
  • Orchid House 5th Sept 2014- 4th Sept 2015 (12 months)
  • Back Lane Hostel 5th Sept 2014- 4th Sept 2015 (12 months)
  • Peter's Place 5th Sept 2014- 4th Sept 2015 (12 months)
  • Tus Nua Apartments 5th Sept 2014- 4th Sept 2015 (12 months) 

Northern Ireland - Belfast (UK):British Council Logo

Host Projects--

  • Stella Maris 1st August 2014-1st July 2015 (11 months)
  • Homeless Family Projects 1st August 2014  - 1st July 2015 (11 months)

EVS Volunteer Application Process (Now Closed)

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st January 2014
Selection process: Week beginning 6th February
Interviews: Week beginning 13th February
Volunteer selected and informed:  Week beginning 20th February
EU Commission grant application date: Monday 17th March 2014 

If you 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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