European Voluntary Service

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Mersin University Foreign Affair Office is a sending and coordinating organization in EVS.


Evs: An International volunteer programme

Evs (european voluntary service) is an international volunteer programme funded by the european commission. It enables all young people legally resident in europe, aged between 18 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organisation or in a public body in europe, africa, asia or south america for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months. The Info-Kit is composed of the following:

 1. "What to expect from EVS": a document providing clear information to volunteers and organisations about what can be expected in general terms before, during and after the European Voluntary Service period;

2. Youthpass in EVS: information about the scope of Youthpass and how to obtain a Youthpass Certificate can be found on the Youthpass website. It is important that both Sending, Receiving and Coordinating Organisations, and the volunteer, are familiar with the information here:;

3. "EVS insurance plan: guidelines for volunteers": offering detailed information about the insurance scheme provided to all EVS volunteers during their stay abroad in different languages: 4. The EVS Charter: highlighting the roles of EVS Sending, Receiving and Coordinating Organisations as well as the main principles and quality standards of EVS. It is also important to know about the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (available at:, which presents the formal definitions and criteria of European Voluntary Service, including the funding rules.

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