EVS – Wales

EVS Vacancies in Wales 2018-2019

Project 1

Project Title: Valleys Kids – EVS in Youth Club

Project dates: 1st September 2018 – 31st August 2019 (12 months)

Looking for:2 volunteers from European programme countries (we can’t accept any volunteer that need a VISA for UK)

Deadline for applications: 13 June 2018

Project Description: Valleys Kids is a registered charity with a 40-year long successful track record of innovative community regeneration initiatives, working with disadvantaged children and families. We work with people living in some of the most deprived communities in Europe, where one in four children live in poverty aiming to help them to help themselves change their lives for the better. Valleys Kids is looking for 2 EVS volunteers European Programme Countries of the E+ programme 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.

More info and application form: Valleys Kids Info Sheet and Application form





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.