Voluntary services

European Voluntary Service

The LKJ Sachsen e.V. is a sending organisation for the European Voluntary Service (EVS). EVS is an international volunteer programme funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. For a period of 2 to 12 months, it enables young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 18 and 27 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organization or in a public body (for example in a theatre, sociocultural community centre or kindergarten) in European countries. It ensures the reimbursement of travel expenses and coverage of the costs of food, accommodation and a language course for the international volunteer.

EVS is based on a strong partnership between the sending organisation, the hosting organization and the volunteer. As the sending organization, the LKJ is responsible for the preparation of the candidate before departure. We inform about the search procedures of EVS projects, offer pre-departure counselling and attend the volunteer at distance throughout his or her stay abroad and upon the return.