European Voluntary Service (EVS) & European Solidarity Corps (ESC)




European University Sports Association (EUSA) through its EUSA Institute is an accredited organisation in the European Voluntary Service (EVS) and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) mobility initiatives under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

EVS/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 abroad.

In EUSA, being a pan-European organisation, we find it important and stimulating to host volunteers in our office in Ljubljana, enabling them and us to have a fresh and international view in our youth work and projects.

The EVS&ESC positions in EUSA are open to individuals between 17 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 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).

Previous EUSA EVS volunteers

The current announced opportunity in EUSA is for service between September 1-15, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Regular deadline for application was January 26, 2018, and the extended deadline August 20. Priority in the extended deadline is given to people from IRELAND. Candidates are asked:
1) to fill out the Online Questionnaire and
2) to send their CV and letter of motivation by email.

Due to high interest, only complete applications will be taken into account in the selection process (with Questionnaire submitted and Letter of Motivation and CV sent by email). Top candidates will be invited for a Skype meeting before final selection will be done.

Description for the current call has been published at European Youth Portal:

Project description

European University Sports Association (EUSA) and EUSA Institute are inviting interested young people to apply for the next available EVS/ESC service term starts September 1-15, 2018 to August 31, 2019. Deadline to apply is August 20, 2018. Being a pan-European organisation, we find it important and stimulating to host volunteers in our office in Ljubljana, enabling them and us to have a fresh and international view in our youth work and projects. During the project, a few very specific activities will be organised together with the EVS volunteers for engaging young people – educational events (Convention and Conference), sporting events (European Universities Championships and Games), promotional activities (media and communication), social responsibility programs (anti-doping, gender equality, prevention of violence), international cooperation (members, partners, events organisers, etc). Most of the work will be carried out from the office in Ljubljana, with some travel opportunities

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

A shared apartment in Ljubljana is offered. Each volunteer has their own room, and shared use of kitchen, bathroom and toilet. Grocery stores, bank, pharmacy, bars, fast food, sporting grounds and a few other facilities; with regular bus service nearby, 15mins from city center. Offices are located in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana where also other EUSA staff is working, with all the amenities that they need (own desk, laptop, phone). The working obligations of the volunteer encompass 35 hours per week, usually from Monday to Friday. Volunteers get basic monthly allowance for food and costs.

Volunteer profile

Young people, especially university students aged 17-30, interested in sport or specifically in university sports, with some previous volunteering experiences, motivated and willing to work individually and in a team. We are looking for flexible & open minded people. One volunteer will be selected in this call, priority given to people from IRELAND. We strive for gender balance & geographic diversity in our selection. The volunteer will share an apartment (having their own room), so they have to be willing to live in mixed-gender environment. See

Contact person for projects within EUSA is Andrej Pisl, Communications Manager (please see Office for contact details). To check full profile and projects indications about our organisation, please see

For more details about the EVS and ESC programmes, please see

EVS and ESC opportunities of EUSA are possible because of the suppport from the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme and the National Agency in Slovenia Movit. The projects in EUSA are also supported by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Supported by Erasmus+

Supported by FISU

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