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YEPP is looking for a volunteer through EVS

Looking for work experience in the capital of Europe? Interested in learning up-close about European politics as part of the team of Europe’s largest political youth organization? Looking for a challenge? Then we are looking for you!

YEPP is pleased to announce a call for a new EVS volunteer for a 12 months periodstarting in September/October 2018 and ending in August 2019.

 

During this period, the volunteer has an opportunity to take part in:

  • helping with organizing YEPP conferences around Europe;
  • building up and delivering the campaign for the 2019 Election;
  • enhancing communication between YEPP and its 60 Member Organisations ;
  • assisting with the running of the organization, with an eye on project financing and fundraising ;
  • supporting the YEPP office in its daily tasks;

The main activities will be carried out in the YEPP office but will also take place in various EU countries with an aim to provide an invaluable learning and growing experience for the volunteer and the organization. 

Please note that the European Commission will provide a budget for a return trip, shared accommodation, food, local public transport as well as pocket money. This should cover the basic needs, but depending on your lifestyle, it is likely that you will still need to use some of your own funds.

Still not convinced? You can check out the blog post of our former EVS volunteer Arman at https://bit.ly/2MAv3n6.

 

How to apply?

If you are aged 18-30, with minimum of C1 English level (CEF or CEFR), and wish to apply for volunteering with YEPP, please fill out the application form (link to form), along with your CV and a blog post on one of the following topics: 1/ Is democracy at stake? and/or 2/ Evaluation of the political scenario in your home country. Please make sure to send all required documents to [email protected]  by 19th of September 2018.

Please note that we will only accept applicants that adhere to the values of YEPP (see here), have submitted a complete application and have registered with an accredited sending organisation, per EVS rules (to start, here’s a link to the national youth agencies that will help you identify a sending organisation in your country).

 

Application procedure

A shortlist of 3 candidates will be drawn up. All three will be contacted by phone or Skype before a final decision will be made.

 

For any further questions, you can contact YEPP Executive Officer, Monika Kalkusova, at [email protected].

 

About EVS

EVS, or European Voluntary Service, was put in place by the European Commission to help young people travel abroad to participate in volunteering projects, as part of Erasmus+. The participation in the project offers the volunteer a great chance for personal and professional development, and the unique opportunity to learn first-hand about how the European Union works. Additionally, the project allows the participant to contribute to furthering youth participation in political life at the national and European level. Volunteers participate in EVS through a Sending Organisation in the country where they live and a Receiving Organisation that receives and hosts them during their period of service (YEPP is the latter).

For more information on the project, please visitEuropean Voluntary Service and European Youth Portal.