YEE has been hosting volunteers since 2001 under the European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme. The EVS scheme is now no more and in it’s place is the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). To see information in relation to our previous EVS volunteer project and information about previous volunteers please view here.
What is European Solidarity Corps (ESC)?
The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.
To learn more about ESC and to sign up please click here.
Volunteering at YEE
During the volunteering project at YEE the volunteers will be able to implement tasks and develop skills in a wide scale of activities, which are split in three parts.
First part is the work in YEE office – helping to organise campaigns, activities, publications, projects, website about youth issues and environmental awareness. Volunteers can practise skills of: cooperating in an intercultural team with people from several different countries, working in English, organising, coordinating various projects, networking with member organisations, preparing publications, design, updating website, etc. This is the main part of the project which takes up the most working hours.
Second part is volunteering with the local community in Czech Republic. Volunteers can integrate into local community, practise the Czech language, help in a local organisation in tasks according to their interest and make practical workshops.
Third part is the volunteer’s personal project. Volunteers can prepare a project according to their interest to practise sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.
All these various activities will enable volunteers in different ways to raise their environmental awareness and inform other young people about environmental problems.