EVS Vacancies in Wales 2017-2018
Project: Valleys Kids
DATES: 12th September 2017 – 11th August 2018 (11 months)
2 volunteers from SPAIN ONLY
Deadline for applications: 28 June, 2017
Valleys Kids is looking for 2 EVS volunteers from Spain to help support and develop their work at the Youth Centres and projects. These volunteers should have a genuine interest in youth work and working with children and young people.
Volunteers would be expected to become involved in all areas of work of the Valleys Kids centres, which is: Play work (open access), Youth work, Family work and Activity work. The volunteers will be involved in setting up the sessions and help supervising the groups. The EVS will learn how to work with young people, families and vulnerable people. Volunteers will be able to learn these skills by working alongside experienced staff and local volunteers and will have the opportunity to undertake any appropriate or necessary training identified by their supervisor. The volunteers will be supervised at all times by experienced member of staff. Volunteers will be expected to build appropriate positive relationships with young people through constructive interactions. Even though the volunteers will receive a monthly timetable at the beginning of each months scheduling their work, the job will be massively varied as open access youth work in particular tends to be shaped by the user.
More info and apply: Valleys Kids Info Sheet and Application form
What is EVS?
EVS stands for European Voluntary Service. This is a scheme funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission to give young people in Europe the chance to volunteer abroad. It enables young people aged 17 to 30 years to live up to 12 months in another country while working in a non-profit organisation. EVS aims to improve young people’s skills whilst encountering different cultures, meeting people from across the world and learning a new language.
UNA Exchange is an approved coordinating organisation for European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Wales and the wider UK. We work in partnership with third sector organisations in Wales to enable young volunteers from the EU and participating partner countries to have an incredible experience, living and working in Wales for up to 12 months.
Applying for EVS in Wales with UNA Exchange
Demand for places on our projects is very high and placements are often organised well in advance. To stand the best chance of finding a place you should keep an eye on our Facebook page, this web page and the Erasmus+ EVS Database.
If you are interested in a project then be sure to make your application the best ever, address all the points in detail using real examples from your own work, study, leisure and volunteering activities.
If you see a project you are interested in then please contact a coordinating organisation in your home country who will support you in submitting your application. Do not apply to us directly as we will not be able to respond due to the volume of applications.
We look forward to welcoming you in Wales!
Meet Angela, Maria and other international volunteers who took part in an EVS in Wales.