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All you need to know on how to become an European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteer through VAP

STEP 1: Registering with VAP as Sending Organisation

VAP is an accredited Sending Organisation for ESC. In order to apply for an ESC placement abroad, you will need to register with an accredited ESC sending organisation within the UK.

In order to be able to be sent by VAP we ask applicants to become members of our charity. In order to do it you can click here

VAP will help prepare you for your ESC experience and will support you while you are abroad. Please note that from the time of registering with us it will take a minimum of three months before you can start your ESC placement. Please send this form by email.

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ESC Registration Form with VAP
European Social Corps registration form with VAP

STEP 2: Choosing a host project

What would you like to do? Where would you like to go?

There are a huge range of ESC voluntary placements across Europe. Project themes include: culture, social care, environment, youth, sport, and more. Think about what interests and motivates you before you contact host organisations. It will help if you are as open minded as possible.

VAP works with a vast network of international like-minded organisations experienced in hosting ESC volunteers. We will do our best to find you a project that can match your expectations.

You can also search for projects by country or theme by visiting the European Commission’s project database (however, do note that some projects may not have ESC placements available).

For visiting the EU project database please click here

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« The outside world did not interfere, because it seemed so distant, and so we spent our spare time getting to know each other and learning about each other countries', languages and cultures. Everyone was completely relaxed. This simply would not have been possible on any other type of holiday. VAP enabled me to have a truly memorable experience. »

Ivan W. from London

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