Do you have what it takes to be a EU Aid Volunteers ?
There is not a unique profile ! Each assignment will have its specific competence requirements. Generally, there will be two main volunteer profiles within the EU Aid Volunteers initiative:
- Junior professionals (Less than 5 years of work experience)
- Senior professionals (More than 5 years of work experience)
Each assignment will specify whether the volunteer needed is a senior or junior professional. Some EU Aid Volunteers will have specialist knowledge relevant in the context of humanitarian aid such as:
- logistics and transport
- organisational development and capacity building
- water and sanitation, protection and shelter
- nutrition and health
- disaster data and knowledge
- medical and paramedical services
You have one of those qualifications and you are willing to give your time and skills ? You are EU Aid Volunteers material !
Do I need previous volunteering experience?
The profile for each volunteering placement will depend on the humanitarian needs of the hosting organisation and the context of deployment. You will not necessarily need previous volunteering experience. However, please refer to the competence profile of the vacancy you are interested in, in order to understand whether your profile is adequate for the position.
Do I need previous experience in humanitarian settings?
You can apply if your profile matched the required competences. As a junior professional, you may be required to first spend up to six months in a European organisation (apprenticeship placement) in order to familiarise yourself with the humanitarian nature of your project.
The European Guild is working on EU Aid Volunteers deployments projects. Our vacancies will be published on this website, the European Guild’s main website or on the ECHO platform. Once you have spotted the mission you are interested in, you will have to apply directly with us through our website.
To apply, please fill the application package and send it back to the specified email address. Selected candidates will then be contacted for an interview. If successful, they will attend a special training before being deployed on the field.
The first vacancies are out !