EU Aid Volunteers

Humanitarian organizations need more well-trained people to carry out practical action helping communities affected by a disaster. The EU Aid Volunteers initiative enables European citizens to contribute to humanitarian assistance in countries where help is needed. The majority of existing volunteering schemes in Europe have a domestic focus and few provide opportunities to support humanitarian aid. The EU Aid Volunteers initiative brings volunteers and organizations from different countries to work together in joint projects in areas such as resilience-building, early warning, and disaster risk management, as a practical expression of solidarity with communities vulnerable to humanitarian crises.

In spring 2018 Czech NGO Diaconia ECCB is deploying 2 volunteers to Ethiopia. Apply before 28th of February 2018 and become one of EU Aid Volunteers. You can gain a lot!

What volunteering involves?

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative is open to people from a wide range of backgrounds and with different experiences, from newcomers to experienced professionals. Volunteers are European Union citizens and long-term residents in an EU Member State. The minimum age for volunteers is 18 and there is no upper limit.

The volunteers will get training and support before, during and after their deployment. The length of deployment depends on the specific project the volunteer works on. This can be from 9 to 12 months. The programme covers your expenses during the deployment, including travel costs, insurances, and accommodation is provided. In addition, EU Aid Volunteers will receive a monthly subsistence allowance covering everyday expenses such as food and local transport.

How to apply?

Would you like to be an EU AID Volunteer? Great! It´s time to apply! Diaconia ECCB - Centre for Relief and Development is working on EU Aid Volunteers deployments projects as a member of EUAVACT initiative. In spring 2018 we are deploying 2 volunteers to Ethiopia. View the vacancies and once you have spotted the mission you are interested in, please fill the application package and send it to us through the recruitment website. The deadline is on 28th of February 2018. Selected candidates will then be contacted for an interview. If successful, they will attend a special training before being deployed on the field.


Diaconia ECCB - Centre of Relief and Development provides humanitarian aid within the Czech Republic in the form of natural disaster relief, as well as organising humatarian aid and development programmes abroad.

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