Joint Association coordinates at international level the communitarian project called European Voluntary Service – better known with its acronym EVS – to send and receive Italian and foreign volunteers. EVS offers to communitarian citizens the opportunity to experience a volunteering period in a non-profit body, association or organization in a EU country.
The programme is fully funded by the European Union. Volunteers get room and board and a monthly pocket money.
All the young people citizens of the European Community between the age of 18 and 30.
There are two kinds of EVS: Long Term and Short term. The former lasts 6 to 10 months, while the latter lasts 2 months.
EVS combines growth and reflection – typical of any volunteer activities – with international training: it is a unique experience, a great performance at individual growth level and it is also highly experimental because of the constant cultural comparisons.
Thanks to EVS and Erasmus+ Programme young people get in touch with realities that otherwise would have been faraway from them and difficult to be discovered
I had never been in Africa and I'm happy that I visited it for my very first time thanks to EVS, because it allows you to get in touch with the culture and people of another country. You'll never be a tourist.
EVS allows you to make friends all over the world. Nothing is more beautiful than see yourself in someone else who is totally out from your reality.