February 7, 2017

ESC Abroad

Alternativi International has sent more than 65 young Bulgrians to different project all over Europe.  If you are from Bulgaria, between 18 and 30 years old, motivated to do voluntary work, eager to learn about new cultures and ready to have the best experience in your life-Contact us! We will guide you to the whole process before, during and after the EVS journey! We have partners all over Europe and we will assist you to find the best project for you!

What is it? 

Most opportunities through the European Solidarity Corps are cross-border volunteering activities.

These projects are an excellent opportunity to help where needed, learn new skills, spend time abroad, maybe learn a language – and definitely come back with unforgettable memories.

With the wide range of issues covered by the projects (such as environment, health, inclusion, digital technologies, culture, sport), you’re sure to find something to match your interests and background.

You have the choice between volunteering individually and in teams.

Individual volunteering

  • can last from 2 months up to 12 months
  • is full-time (between 30 and 38 hours a week)
  • allows you to contribute to the daily work of an organisation that is actively benefiting the local community 
  • is usually ‘cross-border’ – i.e. in a different country to where you live (though it can be there too – these are called ‘in-country’ projects)
  • in some cases, you can take part for a shorter time (from 2 weeks to 2 months) – for example for participants with fewer opportunities, or disabilities

Team volunteering

If you can’t commit for a long period, but still want to help the community, then check out team volunteering, which:

  • can last between 2 weeks and 2 months
  • is full-time (between 30 and 38 hours a week)
  • you volunteer with people from at least 2 different countries
  • the group will be between 10 and 40 volunteers and include people with fewer opportunities
  • is usually abroad, though it can be in your home country

Supporting and host organisations

If you’re going abroad for individual volunteering, 2 organisations are involved:

  • supporting organisation – based in your home country, will help you prepare for your experience abroad (it used to be called ‘sending organisation’).
  • host organisation – will receive and help you in your destination country.


If you  got inspired and want to Experience ESC,  let us be your Sending organization and help you have the greatest ESC project! Send us email with your CV to evs@alternativibg.org  and we will help you find the best project for you !

What is covered?

  • You are covered by a complementary insurance
  • You can access a range of support services such as linguistic support and training
  • Your basic costs will be covered (your travel to and from the project, accommodation and food)
  • You’ll also receive a small allowance for personal expenses (€3-6 a day, depending on the country)
  • If you have specific needs (e.g. a disability), these costs may also be covered

How to register ?

To start registering:

The first time you register, you’ll be asked to create an account (EU Login, the European Commission’s user authentication service) before creating your profile.

Once your profile is created, you’ll have access to your personal dashboard, from which you can apply for advertised opportunities, access the general online training, participate in contests, view your certificates and much more.


Latest offers for volunteering under ESC can be found below:  https://europa.eu/youth/go-abroad/volunteering/opportunities_en

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