European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps


The European Solidarity Corps enables young people to respond to important societal needs by taking part in solidarity activities across the European Union. It creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work (in their own country or abroad) in projects that benefit communities and people. Through Volunteering, Traineeships, Jobs, or Solidarity Projects in their own communities, young people contribute to strengthening communities while gaining experience, skills and competences for their own personal, educational, social, civic and professional development.

What does it involve?

European Solidarity Corps projects cover a wide variety of topics, but all must fall within the Mission of the European Solidarity Corps and meet its Principles. Participants will not be asked to provide any services related to the immediate response to disasters: these types of tasks will continue to be performed by those with specialist training and experience.

Funding

For volunteers, organisational support, accommodation, food, travel, insurance and pocket money are normally covered. For traineeship placements, travel costs, organisational support and a relocation allowance are normally paid. For those in an employment placement, there will always be a labour contract as well as a wage paid for by the organisation in accordance with local laws, regulations and collective agreements. All participants will receive a certificate detailing the actions they have undertaken through the European Solidarity Corps.

Benefits

The European Solidarity Corps is designed for people who are ready for a challenge and willing to dedicate themselves to helping others. Young people can improve their practical, social and cultural skills, while showing their personal commitment to the community. The experience can also be a stepping stone to employment or to further learning. Organisations can connect quickly to a dedicated and enthusiastic group of young people who share their aims. This allows organisations to be more creative and flexible when working towards their goals.

Find out more on the European Solidarity Corps website or for a brief overview, visit our About page.

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Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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After 11 months of dedication Vanessa recently finished her European Solidarity Corps volunteer placement with our Cloverhill Family service in Belfast. Read Vanessa's story here:

"The service users are the most amazing Mothers and have the most energetic and lovely kids. I learned so many things about life especially from the families as their histories sometimes are quite hard.

"This year was the best of my life so far. Not only did I meet the most amazing friends here, but I also learned a lot from working at the hostel. The activities every week would mainly be a lot of arts and crafts and play sessions for the kids. I also tried to incorporate some sensory plays as well. At least once a week we would all cook and eat together and learn new fun recipes.

"In the afternoon there was a homework club for the school kids and after school activities whenever they were finished. When the weather allowed it, we went to the park and had some fun games and lunch there.

"This year taught me to be more independent and come more out of myself and appreciate the smaller things in life. I will miss this place a lot and it will always be my second home. Everybody I’ve met here will always have a big place in my heart and I will never forget the beautiful times we’ve had together."

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