European Solidarity Corps (ESC) – Wales

ESC Vacancies in Wales 2020

      ESC with National Trust Stackpole Project dates:  1st February – 31st October 2020  

Stackpole is looking for 1 volunteer to help support the events, business development & marketing team.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2019

Project Description:The ESC volunteer will help with planning, marketing, set-up and delivery of a wide variety of events across the Estate and offsite e.g. trade shows & exhibitions. This will often involve weekend activity. They have a few large events in 2020 including the 125th anniversary of the National Trust. They will be fully integrated in the friendly and dedicated team and help promote the Stackpole Estate site by identifying new marketing opportunities alongside experienced staff members.

  More info and application form : Stackpole – Events & marketing assistant role description.    
  ESC with Cae Tan Project dates:  1st March – 30th November 2020   Cae Tan is looking for 2 volunteers with an interest in agriculture and community growing. Deadline for applications: 15th December 2019 Project Description: The ESC volunteer would work alongside our growers and trainee grower on the main site, second field and at the Gower Heritage centre Hub. They would be involved in all aspects of the CSA, which incorporate the following:
  • Seed sowing, ground preparation, planting, pest management, harvesting.
  • Maintenance of structures, fencing, construction of polytunnel etc.
  • Packing & hosting the hub where produce is collected
  • Assisting in educational activities, such as school visits
  More info and application form : CAE TAN Description    
  ESC with Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture (COCA) Project dates:  1st March – 31st December 2020   COCA is looking for 2 volunteers to help support and develop their work at Caerhys Organic Farm. Deadline for applications: 15 December 2019 Project Description: The ESC volunteer will be actively involved in the farm work: growing, planting, transplanting and planning community growing as part of the Growing Team. The volunteer will also be involved with other sub groups from the core group working on:
  •  Promotion Team: Social media, website content, getting involved and meeting with local community to raise awareness and promote the work of COCA.
  • Events Team: planning various local events, e.g. annual harvest party.
  • Distribution Team: delivering fruits and vegetables boxes to drop of points
  • Membership Team: Planning volunteering days and working on good relationship with members.
  More info and application form :  Project infoSheet COCA 2019    

What is the ESC?


The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. 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. ESC 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 ESC 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 ESC in Wales with UNA Exchange


DemanEVS volunteers from UNA (8)2d 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 webpage and the European Youth Portal.

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 form. We look forward to welcoming you in Wales!


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Angela, promoted cycling in Wales


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