What is ESC Volunteering?

Volunteering within ESC offers young people the opportunity to carry out solidarity activities for up to 12 months in organisations whose everyday work contributes to the benefit of the communities within which the activities take place. The primary aims are to address the needs of local communities and help conquer important societal challenges whilst also enabling young people to acquire useful skills, competences and experience in various fields.

What can you do?

Teaching

Psychosocial Support

Kindergarten Support

Project and Event Management

Administrative Tasks

Communications

Supporting Migrants with Tasks

Local Activities Support

Fundraising

Reception Management

Our Volunteering Projects

VOLTERI 2

  • Polikastro, Greece
  • Project Code: 626103-ESC-1-2020-1-TR-KAA-VOL-HPAREA
  • Start date: 01/05/2021
    End date: 01/03/2022
  • Nr. of volunteers: 50
  • Ongoing

Volunteering Teams for Refugee Integration 2 is a voluntary mission that includes European, Greek and Refugee volunteers in activities around education, culture and sports. It is a two month mission. Accommodation, travel and food are covered and volunteers are offered a monthly allowance for personal expenses.


VOLTERI

  • Polikastro, Greece
  • Project Code: 615972-ESC-1-2018-2-ES-KAA-VOL-HPAREA
  • Start date: 01/03/2020
    End date: 31/07/2021
  • Nr. of volunteers: 50
  • Ongoing

Volunteering Teams for Refugee Integration is a High Priority volunteering project that involves volunteers in projects for 2 months in Greece. The topic of the project is migration, integration and culture. Accommodation, travel and food are covered and it is offered a monthly allowance for personal expenses


CONNECTING BRIDGES

  • Polikastro, Greece
  • Project Code: 2019-2-EL02-ESC11-005042
  • Start date: 30/12/2019
    End date: 29/04/2021
  • Nr. of volunteers: 4
  • Ongoing

CONNECTING BRIDGES is a project based in Polikastro, Greece that involves 4 volunteers for 9 months in the organisation and support of activities on the topic of education, sports, human rights and culture for refugees and asylum seekers that reside in the area.


UNITING CULTURES

  • Polikastro, Greece
  • Project Code: 2019-1-EL02-ESC11-004768
  • Start date: 10/08/2019
    End date: 09/07/2020
  • Nr. of volunteers: 4
  • Closed project

UNITING CULTURES is a project based in Polikastro, Greece that involves 4 volunteers for 9 months in the organisation and support of activities on the topic of education, sports, human rights and culture for refugees and asylum seekers that reside in the area.


Refuge Culture

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Code: 2018-2-ES02-KA125-011940
  • Start date: 02/11/2018
    End date:  01/11/2019
  • Nr. of volunteers: 4

The project involved four participants: two refugees and two Europeans. The project promoted inclusive communities addressing their activities to both local people and refugees. The project involved four participants: two refugees and two Europeans. The project promoted inclusive communities addressing their activities to both local people and refugees. The project consisted of three main actions that address cultural exchange from an educational, artistic, and linguistic perspective: workshops and talks in schools, universities, and youth centers, and development of pedagogical resources for trainers, Itinerant art and photography exhibitions held in refugee camps in Greece, Arabic classes taught by young refugees hosted in Catalonia.


Voluntariado como Herramienta de InclusiĆ³n Social

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Code: 2018-1-ES02-ESC11-012434
  • Start date: 01/08/2019
    End date: 30/06/2020
  • Nr. of volunteers: 4

The project was focused on the integration of people with cultural differences through the exchange among local people and European volunteers. Four young people (two participants from Europe and two young people with fewer opportunities) had the opportunity to get closer and share experiences through activities related to the awareness of the current situation of refugees. The linguistic, cultural, and social activities were carried out in schools, high schools, and other institutions.


Voluntariado como Herramienta en Emergencias Sociales

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Code: 2019-1-ES02-ESC11-013260
  • Start date: 01/08/2019
    End date: 30/06/2020
  • Nr. of volunteers: 2

The initiative was developed with the aim to give the opportunity to two young people with fewer opportunities (2 refugees from Iraq and Syria) to work supporting activities related to raising awareness about the current situation of refugees. The activities were developed in schools, institutes, and other institutions. They could contribute to the activities with their own experiences. In the end, the two volunteers developed new skills such as the use of digital tools in relation to change the consciousness of the target groups, flexibility, organization and planning, teamwork, analyzing and solving problems, initiative, interpersonal communication, ability to lead initiatives.


Volunteering as a tool to Promote Solidarity

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Code: 2019-3-ES02-ESC11-014052
  • Start date: 01/05/2020
    End date: 31/07/2021
  • Nr. of volunteers: 6

In this project, 6 young people from diverse backgrounds joined OCC as volunteers: 3 young people from Europe and three young people with fewer opportunities (cultural differences: related to immigrants or refugees or descendants of immigrant or refugee families; people belonging to a national or ethnic minority) who are already in Spain in a legal situation. It was the first time that we will welcome refugees who were already in the country. That was one unique experience and that showed us very positive results as the volunteers facilitated the development of our projects with their personal initiatives and their intercultural potential.


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