EVS – Wales

EVS Vacancies in Wales 2017-2018


Project: ProMo-Cymru


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

Looking for: 1 volunteer from Greece

Deadline for applications: 22 March 2017

Project Description: Promo is looking for 1 volunteer to help support and develop their work at their office based in the lovely Cardiff Bay working in the Communications and Multi-Media team on different projects, including The Sprout, MEIC, Ebbw Vale Institute and the FamilyPoint project. 

ProMo-Cymru Ltd was established in 1982 as South Wales Co-operative Development Association. We provide expert advice and solutions for engaging with communities and creating positive change. 

MORE INFO AND APPLY: ProMo Cymru InfoSheet and Application form 17 -18


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: 22 March 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. .



Project Name: Tanyard 


Volunteer profile: volunteers from France and Belgium

Dates of the projetc: 01.09.2017 – 31.05.2018

Deadline: 10 April 2017

The Tanyard is based in Pembroke in Wales and has been 

around since the year 2000 and has a proven 15 year track record of working with young people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The nature of a lot of our work sees us work extensively with young people from chaotic and deprived backgrounds with a multitude of complex issues.

Our aim is to provide young people with a safe and welcoming space to make constructive use of their leisure time. Give them new experiences, skills and knowledge and inspire them to become the best they can. We try and instill behavior that is appropriate, civilized and respectful and encourage community participation.

MORE INFO AND APPLY: Tanyard Youth Project – Info sheet and Application 17 – 18


Project Title: Boys and Girls clubs, Cardiff


Profile of volunteers: 1 volunteer from Italy and 1 volunteer from Spain

Dates of the Project: 1st September 2017 – 31th July 2018 (11 months)

Deadline for appliations: 22 March 2017

‘To assist in the process of moral, cultural, mental and physical development of young people, so as to ensure a smooth transition to adult life and its responsibilities.’

Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales, developed from the Boys’ Club Movement, is one of the oldest youth organisations in Wales. Formed in the early 1920’s its links with the community were embedded in its relationships with the miners of Wales who made significant contribution to its development – through regular weekly payments to support local initiative and as a contribution to the setting up of the Boys’ Village in St Athan. The mining community also produced many of the youth workers at the time who were well aware of the needs of young people of their community. 

MORE INFO AND APPLY: Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs – Italian volunteer  Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales Spanish Volunteer


Project title: EVS with Valleys Kids Little Bryn Gwyn


Profile of volunteers: 2 volunteers from Spain

Dates of the Project: 15th June 2017 – 14th June 2018

Deadline for appliations: 22 March 2017

Valleys Kids strives to understand the needs of the local community and respond imaginatively to them, to: promote the healthy development of children, the social inclusion of young people and the empowerment of disadvantaged communities. 

Valleys Kids is looking for 2 EVS volunteers from Spain to help support and develop their work at Little Bryn Gwyn.

All EVS volunteers will work between 30 and 35 hours per week and will receive at least 2 days holiday per month.

We are looking to host EVS volunteers at our eco-residential site on the Gower peninsular where the volunteers will be involved in environmental projects to manage and develop the site of our residential centre, this may include things such as fencing, hedge laying, developing large crop cultivation, maintaining streams and waterways, developing paths. As well as these types of activities they will also work with the children and young people.

MORE INFO AND APPLY: Project infoSheet Valleys Kids Little Bryn Gwyn


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.