Take the chance to make a real difference in humanitarian Aid!

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support in the provision of humanitarian aid and contributing to the strengthening of local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Through the initiative, 4 000 EU citizens will get the opportunity to do humanitarian work and help people caught up in crises. The initiative will also provide capacity building for 4 400 people from non-EU, disaster-affected countries and 10 000 online volunteering opportunities.

Be one of them !


  • Trained and well-prepared volunteers will be deployed as EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide starting from 2016. Apprenticeship placements in the offices of European humanitarian organisation will be offered to provide additional training where needed.
  • An EU Aid Volunteer networking platform will be established to facilitate interaction and partnership building, dissemination of information, the exchange of good practices during and after deployment.
  • The initiative will also offer online volunteering opportunities for people both inside and outside Europe, to give support to people already in the field. It will also provide capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organisations in countries hit by disasters where the EU Aid Volunteers will work.

Find out more about the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

EU Aid Volunteers are the true ambassadors of our humanitarian work. Stay involved! Join us!

(March 2016) Christos Stylianides
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, 

You are a european organisation

You are an organisation based in Europe and you are willing to send EU Aid Volunteers to reinforce local organisation’s capacities in disaster affected countries? Check our sending volunteers section.

Send Volunteers

You are a non-european organisation

You are an organisation based in a disaster affected country and you want to host EU Aid Volunteers to reinforce your staff and your capacity to answer crises and manage disaster ? Check our hosting volunteers section.

Host Volunteers