EU AID VOLUNTEERS INITIATIVE

Dare 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 in crisis situations. The initiative will also provide capacity building support to some 4 400 people from non-EU, disaster-affected countries and offer 10 000 online volunteering opportunities.

Be one of them!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Trained and well-prepared volunteers have been deployed as EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide since 2016. Apprenticeship placements in the offices of European humanitarian organisations are offered to provide additional training where needed.
  • An EU Aid Volunteer networking platform was established to facilitate interaction and partnership-building, dissemination of information, and the exchange of good practices during and after deployment.
  • The initiative also offers online volunteering opportunities for people both inside and outside Europe, to give support to people already in the field. It provides capacity building support for local staff and volunteers of organisations in disaster-affected countries where the EU Aid Volunteers 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 organisations’ 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 manage crises and disasters? Check our hosting volunteers section.

Host Volunteers