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 https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/.
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 (usually in the beginning of the year).
The contact person for projects and European Solidarity Corps within EUSA is Andrej Pisl, Communications and Projects Manager.
- volunteering activity between February 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023:
Steps to register/apply:
In the current call (announced November 25, with application deadline December 15, 2022), there is an opportunities for volunteers to apply with service between February 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023 (any candidate from Europe could apply).
Deadline for applications is December 15, 2022. 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 ....
- round 1: reviewing all COMPLETE entries (following all the steps) [in December]
- round 2: selecting narrower group of candidates and assigning additional tasks [in December and January]
- round 3: conducting indvidual interviews with top candidates [in January]
For an online info pack what to expect, as prepared and seen by our past volunteers, please see https://volunteersateusa.wordpress.com
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.
For possibilities to take part in the EUSA Volunteer Programme at the EUSA sports events, please see a section on EUSA Volunteers.