Volunteering at YEE

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.

During the ESC project the volunteers can gain:

– ability to work and cooperate in an international team,
– ability to work on various computer-related tasks (Microsoft office, Joomla, Photoshop, WordPress etc.),
– ability to work on publications (writing articles and texts, researching, proofreading, designing, promoting publications),
– ability to network and use the contacts for future projects,
– promoting various projects, campaigns, activities, organisations,
– organising local/international campaigns and projects,
– facilitating local and international meetings and events,
– coordinating local/international projects,
– passing knowledge and skills to their peers and colleagues,
– speaking Czech and improving English,
– working with children in organising local educational projects, gaining practical skills in Toulcuv Dvur ecological farm,
– practising various methods of environmental education and non-formal education,
– presentation skills,
– broader knowledge on the environmental issues in European countries,
– fundraising and knowledge about funding opportunities in Europe.

Current Volunteers

You can view all of our current volunteers here and if you would like to know what they are up to and what projects they are working on during their time volunteering at YEE then keep an eye on their blog posts.

Find out more about what our volunteers are doing

haila in YEE office