European Solidarity Corps (ESC)

European Solidarity Corps (ESC)


The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) aims to foster solidarity in European society, engaging young people and organisations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities. It offers young people opportunities to show solidarity and help resolve challenging situations across Europe through volunteering activities, traineeships or jobs as well as solidarity projects based on young people's own initiative.

ESC helps young people from Europe and programme countries to develop their sense of solidarity by participating, either individually or in group, in non-profit, unpaid voluntary activities.

The new ESC programme is financed by the European Union. Most of the actions are coordinated by the National Agencies in EU, with three deadlines for submission per year.

For more information, please consult


European Solidarity Corps

ESC positions in EUSA are open to individuals between 18 and 30 only during the announced calls, as a long-term placement, usually for a period of one year (12 months); we usually host two or three international volunteers at the same time.

Please note that the recruitment period is officially announced and realised only once per year.

ESC volunteers in the EUSA office

The contact person for projects and European Solidarity Corps within EUSA is Andrej Pisl, Projects and Policy Manager.

We are currently accepting new candidates!
Open position

- volunteering activity between September 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025:

Steps to register/apply:
Deadline for applications is March 10, 2024. Candidates are asked to:
1) register in the European Solidarity Corps portal
2) apply for the placement opportunity through the ESC portal
3) fill out the Online Questionnaire and
4) send their CV and letter of motivation by email.

Selection process:
- round 1: reviewing all COMPLETE entries (following all the steps) [by March 10]
- round 2: selecting narrower group of candidates and assigning additional tasks [by mid April]
- round 3: conducting indvidual interviews with top candidates [in April/May]

For an online info pack what to expect, as prepared and seen by our past volunteers, please see

Group of former EVS/ESC volunteers

We have also shared experiences of our volunteers on our website; here are some highlights:
- 2022 generation
- 2020 generation
- 2019 generation
- 2018 generation
- 2017 generation
- 2016 generation
- 2015 generation
- 2014 generation

For more details about the ESC programmes, please see

ESC opportunities with EUSA are possible because of the European Solidarity Corps programme, suppported by the European Union and Movit, the National Agency in Slovenia.

European Solidarity Corps Programme is funded by the European Union and supported by local national agencies - Movit in Slovenia

For possibilities to take part in the EUSA Volunteer Programme at the EUSA sports events, please see a section on EUSA Volunteers.