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All you need to know on how to become an European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteer through VAP

STEP 1: Registering with VAP as Sending Organisation

VAP is an accredited Sending Organisation for EVS. In order to apply for an EVS placement abroad, you will need to register with an accredited EVS 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 EVS 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 EVS placement. Please send this form by email.

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EVS Registration Form with VAP
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STEP 2: Choosing a host project

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

There are a huge range of EVS 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 EVS 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 EVS placements available).

For visiting the EU project database please click here

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Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Volunteer International Network Exchange UK
with the support of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the European «Youth in Action» Programme

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