Want to volunteer in communities in Ireland or Europe?
Find out about volunteering in Europe at this Time to Move workshop in Dublin next month
Time to Move, a Eurodesk campaign to introduce young people to international projects in both Ireland and across Europe, are hosting a workshop next month in Dublin.
About the Time to Move workshop
On 2 October in the EU Commission House on Mount Street, facilitators will run a motivational workshop to encourage young adults with fewer opportunities to consider the EU funded (ESC) European Solidarity Corp volunteer, work and trainee programme as an option for them.
The morning event will also help attendees think about the challenges and benefits of such opportunities.
Returned volunteers from similar backgrounds who have done short-term placements with ESC will talk to the audience about what they have gained out of their own individual experiences.
Who is this event for?
This workshop is targeted at young people and young adults interested in learning more about opportunities to work, train, or volunteer abroad. In particular, this event is targeted at young people with 'fewer opportunities' such as those out of education, training, or work.
A volunteer paints a wall in a city.
What is the European Solidarity Corps?
The European Solidarity Corps, launched in 2016, is an EU initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work on projects in their country or abroad that benefit communities and people around the continent.
If you’re 17 years old, you can register for the ESC, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18 and you can participate up until you are 30.
If selected, you could work on projects that work on preventing natural disasters like floods or earthquakes, or you could help in their aftermath. Other projects include assisting in centres for asylum seekers or addressing different social issues in communities.
These projects could be run by a government or non-governmental organisation (NGO), and can be in a big or small organisation.
Projects can be anywhere from two to twelve months, and are usually located in European Union Member States.
Where can I find out more and register?
To get a place for the free entry Time to Move event in Dublin, you can register via Eventbrite.
For more information about the European Solidarity Corps, check out their website.