With the European Voluntary Service, organisations make it possible for young people (adolescents or young adults) to do a voluntary service stint from between two weeks and twelve months, which is of public benefit and gives participants a personal learning experience.
In an EVS project, a distinction is drawn among three different functions that the participating organisations can assume. For all three functions, an accreditation is necessary so that the quality of the voluntary service can be ensured in accordance with the EVS Charter.
The function of the coordinating organisation can be assumed both by the receiving organisation or sending organisation and by a third organisation.
Ideally, EVS receiving organisations in Switzerland find participants through sending organisations in other countries. However, they can also announce EVS opportunities with the help of their network and their communication channels.
Interested people aged between 17 and 30 can contact an EVS-accredited sending organisation in Switzerland. After clarifying interests and options, the latter arrange suitable EVS places within the framework of EVS. Movetia does not arrange any EVS places.
Please see the qualitative funding criteria on the page submit an application.