Do you have some free time and desire to improve your community during school time and vacations? We know that it is not always easy to find time to do everything we want, but dedicating a few hours to volunteering in different projects is a very beneficial experience that allows you to promote change within your community, in order to improve the status quo. Volunteering also improves your soft skills, which is highly valued by employers, so at the same time you are improving your CV. On this page we leave you some suggestion to volunteer in your home country.
Do you like to be involved in organisations and learn from different people or do you prefer to implement your own projects? Do you like to work in the office or to be directly in contact with the local community? No matter your answer we want to help you finding solutions and the most suitable option for your goals and personality!
If you have some organisations close to where you live and study, it is a great idea to contact them and understand how can you support their work and how they can support you developing skills. From our experience, local organisations are glad to have an extra pair of hands supporting their daily work!
In case you prefere volunteering in the office and collaborating with an international team, the best suggestion we have to offer you is to do online volunteering! For some projects you just have to invest a few hours a week and learn in a multicultural online environment!
Maybe you live in a remote place where there aren’t organisations and you have found challenges that are not being tackled yet? If have friends who feel the same and want to change, we believe the Solidarity Projects from the European Solidarity Corps are the right option for you!
From our experience, most regions have different organisations that work in multiple fields, such as cultural, environmental, development, among others. In case you didn’t find a place where you can volunteer, we advise you to contact your municipality, since they will know about organisations close to where you live.
If you would like to volunteer online, we have some options in the Youth Cluster platform – EU Aid and UN Online Volunteers, nevertheless there are organisations based in other countries who might accept you as an online volunteer. Check out Salto-Youth and we are sure that you will find some organisation that suits you!
The Solidarity Projects from the European Solidarity Corps aim to give young Europeans the power to find societal challenges and implement their own solutions. Through this programme your group will receive financial support and guidance to implement your solidarity activities, that should last between 2 and 12 months.
In this case, the Solidarity Projects and online volunteering are the best option for you!
Yes, of course, you just need to agree on dates with the organisations where you volunteer.