What is EVS; How does it work?

European Voluntary Service provides young people (18-30) with the chance to live in another country, be familiar with a new culture and a new language..

Projects last from 2 weeks to 12 months, and volunteers can work in a wide range of fields, such as culture, youth, sports, children, cultural heritage, arts, animal welfare, environment and development cooperation. At the end of EVS period, volunteers will receive a certificate confirming their participation and describing their progress – theYouthpass.

Volunteers will receive free accommodation, food, insurance and pocket money. The only thing they might have to pay is a small part of their travel costs.



What is Youthpass?

Youthpass is a beneficial document for participants in the Youth in Action Programme. It is a part of the European Commission’s strategy to foster the recognition of non-formal learning. It is available for projects funded by Erasmus+ (As a tool to document and recognise learning outcomes):

  • The participants have the opportunity to describe what they have done in their project and which competences they have acquired. Thus, Youthpass supports the reflection upon the personal non-formal learning process and outcomes.
  • Being a Europe-wide validation instrument for non-formal learning in the youth field, Youthpass contributes to strengthening the social recognition of youth work.
  • Youthpass supports active European citizenship of young people and of youth workers.
  • Youthpass also aims at fostering  the employability of young people and of youth workers by documenting the acquisition of key competences on a certificate.



European Voluntary Service (EVS) Guide

Youthpass Guide

Youthpass Certificate Sample



For Detailed Information