EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE|
EVS is the European
Commission’s project which allows young persons (18-30 years) to become a
volunteer in another country for a specified period. The duration is normally
between 2- 12 months and the service
activities can be in the field of environment, arts and culture, furthermore it
can also be within activities with children, young people or the elderly. In addition it can also involve heritage or sports
and leisure activities.
EVS is a great way to develop solidarity, mutual
understanding and tolerance among young people and it is also a chance to
exchange cultures and customs. The EVS Programme is a great
opportunity for young people to experience something new and different.
An EVS-project needs three elements to work: the
hosting organisation, which is the organisation where the volunteer will be
doing the voluntary work, the volunteer themselves and the sending
organisation, which helps the volunteer to prepare before leaving the country.
St. Mary’s Youth and Community Centre is both a
hosting– and a sending organisation. So therefore we invite all young people to
come to the Centre and hear more about the EVS project.
Our current EVS volunteers for 2014/2015 are Rut Marti from Spain and Peter Mester from Hungary.