Do you have what it takes to be a EU Aid Volunteer?
There is not a unique profile! Each assignment has specific competency requirements. Generally, there are 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 specifies whether the needed volunteer is a senior or a 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
Do you meet the required qualifications and are you willing to volunteer your time and skills? You are EU Aid Volunteers material!
Do I need previous volunteering experience?
The required profile for each volunteering placement depends on the humanitarian needs of the hosting organisation and the context of deployment. You do 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 matches 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.
La Guilde works on EU Aid Volunteers deployment projects. Our vacancies are published on this website, La Guilde’s main website or on the EU Aid Volunteers platform. Once you have spotted the mission you are interested in, you can apply directly through our website.
To apply, please complete the application package and send it back to the specified email address. Shortlisted candidates are contacted for an interview. If successful, they attend a special training before being deployed to the field.
The first wave of vacancies is over!