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’s an update from the European Voluntary Service, which replaces, with a stronger investment and more opportunities all around, in terms of volunteering, internships or work. If you are a young person between 18 and 30 years old, come and live an unbelievable and unforgettable experience, allowing you to improve your soft skills, with all costs covered!
Our current EVS volunteers:
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Volunteer_Community_Goes_Europe_testimonial_Ulyana.png” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Ulyana Duve” designation=”ESC 2018-2019″]
When I think about volunteering I think about those things that make me happy. As a volunteer you meet a lot of enthusiastic people from all over the world, people who love what they’re doing. As a volunteer you learn new things every day. Volunteering gives you opportunity to see new places and let you know more about our world. It’s changing your view of life and finally it changes your life.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Volunteer_Community_Goes_Europe_testimonial_Anastasiia.png” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Anastasiia Soholovska” designation=”ESC 2018-2019″]
The volunteering experience is one of the most valuable, life-changing and growing experience you ever can have. It is the time when you learn something new every day – about the country where you are involved in ESC project, about cultures of people you are sharing your experience with, about being active in the society, implementation of projects and, eventually, about yourself. You not only meet other volunteers from different countries, travel to new cities and countries, work on your ideas with great people and develop your skills – you get to know more about your own values, believes, about needs of community and how you can contribute to it. You collaborate with colleagues that also believe in open-mindedness, active citizenship, life-long learning, and you grow – both in the field that interests you and as a person.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Volunteer_Community_Goes_Europe_testimonial_Duarte.png” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Duarte Lacerda” designation=”ESC 2018-2019″]
The decision to become a volunteer was definitely one of the best I have ever made, the experience is truly enriching and inspiring, I couldn’t be happier! Volunteering is much more than helping others, it’s about expanding your horizons and learning new skills, it’s about challenging yourself and departing to a new country, it’s about tearing down walls and building bridges. You get to share yourself and your culture and, in return, you get to know dozens of other cultures through some amazing people. You dedicate yourself to your ideas and beliefs and are given the opportunity to work on them, to make them come alive. You become, indeed, an active worker for the community. As an experience, volunteering is truly overwhelming, I highly advise it.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Volunteer_Community_Goes_Europe_testimonial_Ana.png” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Ana Lancha” designation=”ESC 2018-2019″]
Every day I spend here I realize that I made the right choice when deciding to be a volunteer. Working with the team at CGE is providing me with very valuable skills and knowledge that will be useful for my career and my everyday life, but it is also helping me understand that I shouldn’t take everything for granted and it is important to get out of your comfort zone and experience new things. I feel very lucky for having the chance to get to know wonderful people and cultures, which will definitely enrich me and give me the chance to become a better version of myself.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CGE_EVS_2017_Bojana_Matuzovic.jpg” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Bojana Matuzovic” designation=”EVS 2016-2017″]
Volunteering is great way to visit different countries and become familiar with different cultures. Such experiences always expands my viewpoints and enrich me with new knowledge. Also, voluntering is a very good way to express a true belief in a cause you are volunteering for. It means that you are ready to contribute to the community without receiving monetary compensation for it. I believe that volunteering, if taken seriously, is a selfless act.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CGE_EVS_2017_Gentiana_Strugaj.jpg” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Gentiana Strugaj” designation=”EVS 2016-2017″]
Volunteering means taking action to improve lives to me. From the volunteering in CGE I expect to gain knowledge and skills that can help me put all the ideas in a real project.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CGE_EVS_2017_Daniel_Fernández_Serrano.jpg” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Daniel Fernández Serrano” designation=”EVS 2016-2017″]
I wanted to experience something diferent, I have been studying the last four years non stop my bachelor degree. Voluntaring in an NGO is an amazing time to get some time off, i want to rethink a lot what i want to do next year. At the same time i have always wanted to be part of an NGO and learn more about public policy.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://www.cge-erfurt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CGE_EVS_2017_Saadet_Taş.jpg” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Saadet Taş” designation=”EVS 2016-2017″]
I love working with young people as they are very energetic and enthusiastic. The only challenge they have is the experience. I am planning to provide them with as many intercultural and integrative experiences as possible so that they can contribute to their surroundings.
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Linda was amazing help in our team, contributing in every possible way with her positive attitude and readiness to face any challenges.
[ap_testimonial image=”https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16473404_10155114586857450_253363570196326281_n.jpg?oh=c650513fa6a7e3e1b0fde6ba64fdd3f1&oe=59BA5E2A” image_shape=”undefined” client=”Adam Autobeere” designation=”Intern in 2017″]
Adam is Will Brand School of Public Policy’s student, who quite recently got engaged in civic society sphere. He is determined to try his hand in project management and assisting the trainers.