|An E. V. S project allows a young person to be a volunteer in another country
for a specified period, normally between 6 and 12 months. Voluntary service
activities can take place, for example, in the field of the environment, arts
and culture, activities with children, young people or the elderly, heritage, or
sports and leisure.
Volunteers will participate in activities that comply with the following general
principles. Activities must:
|take place in a country other than where the volunteer lives,|
|be non-profit-making and unpaid,|
|bring an added value to the local community,|
|not involve job substitution,|
|last for a limited period (maximum 12 months).|
||The vast majority of voluntary service projects are on a one-to-one basis,
i.e. a volunteer goes from one country to another. These projects involving
two countries are dealt with directly by the National Agencies in the Program countries (see section B.2).
Who are the partners in an E. V. S project?
An E. V. S project involves a partnership between three actors:
|a sending organization,|
|a host organization.|
One of the countries involved in an E. V. S project must be an E. U Member