EVS – Wales

EVS Vacancies in Wales 2017-2018

Project: UNA Exchange

DATES: 1st September 2017 – 31th July 2018 (11 months)

Looking for:

1 volunteer from Estonia for exchanges placement

Deadline for applications: EXTENDED to 8 May, 2017 

Project Description: UNA Exchange manages a range of programmes which support international volunteering in Wales and abroad from two weeks to 12 months. Our activities bring together young people from different countries to volunteer their time and energies in a unique way, bringing benefits to individuals and communities alike.

1 volunteer from Estonia help support our exchanges programme – more info and applyUNA Exch`ange – EVS Exchanges volunteer




Project title: Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council – EAL team


DATES: 1st September 2017 – 31th July 2018 (11 months)

Looking for: 1 volunteer from Poland

Deadline for applications: EXTENDED to 8 May, 2017

Merthyr Tydfil is situated in the Heads of the Valleys Region and is the smallest local authority in Wales. Merthyr Tydfil has a population of approximately 54,600. Merthyr Tydfil is facing considerable economic and social challenges including: high levels of economic inactivity; low educational attainment and skill levels; low quality jobs and opportunities; and high incidences of long term health problems. Merthyr Tydfil has benefitted over the last few years from a large number of migrant workers moving into the area. Currently, there are 372 children whose first language is not English. These children are spread over 26 of our schools, and between them they bring with them a rich mix of 29 different languages. The EVS volunteers will be working with these children and assisting them in English language acquisition. .




What is EVS?

evs-walesEVS 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

evs-volunteers-walesDemand 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!


After EVS I feel like nothing is impossible.

Angela, promoted cycling in Wales





Meet Angela, Maria and other international volunteers who took part in an EVS in Wales.