Thanks to the international volunteering initiative European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps, part of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) promoted and financed by the European Union, you can apply as a volunteer for a unique humanitarian aid experience in several countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

This initiative is open to young people between 18 and 35 years old who are legally residing in an EU Member State or another country associated with the programme (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey and Republic of North Macedonia).

Before and throughout their deployment, volunteers will combine training & mentoring sessions, as well as see the projects first-hand. This will allow them to discover new sides of themselves and the world around them, with periodic visits to local communities. During the deployment, volunteers will test themselves and will be able to develop their skills while gaining valuable experience.

The sectors of intervention of the projects the volunteers will work on are Education, Health, Climate Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene and Food Security.  

WeWorld is committed to ensuring principles of equality, diversity and inclusion during the selection process. We encourage the participation of youths currently not involved in education or employment (NEET) and people from minorities and/or vulnerable groups.

If you would like more details, please consult the Programme Guide 2023.

The projects

WeWorld, in cooperation with Acciòn Contra el Hambre, will implement two projects with the aim of strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable or disaster-affected communities in humanitarian settings. 

WeWorld will deploy 20 volunteers to its local offices in Benin, Mozambique, Kenya, Tunisia, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Lebanon and Palestine.
Some fields in which volunteers will be posted are Project Management and Administration, Communication and Advocacy, Protection, WASH and Gender. 

What is covered

Each volunteer will receive a monthly allowance for personal expenses, calculated according to the cost of living in each country. Expenses for travel and visas, health insurance and compulsory vaccines, accommodation, will be covered by the projects. If you have specific needs (e.g. a disability), these costs can also be covered. You can also access a range of support services, such as language assistance and training.

How to participate

The complete list of required positions and profiles will be published in the coming months. To have the chance to apply you must first complete these steps: 

  • Register your profile now and express your interest on the European Solidarity Corps' Portal.
  • Make sure you select the option "I want to be considered for the Humanitarian Aid Volunteering projects".
  • The online training courses on EU Academy will be accessible through the "Online training" tab in your European Solidarity Corps account. You need to select the option "Humanitarian aid training". This will redirect you to the EU Academy.
  • To proceed you are required to take a self-assessment, an online training and a test. 
  • Once you have passed the test you will be able to express your interest in the face-to-face training through a scheduling procedure on the EU Academy.
  • After completing the face-to-face training, you will join the pool of candidates eligible to be selected for Humanitarian Aid Volunteering projects on the European Youth Portal.

If you have already participated in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and registered your profile, you can access the portal with the same credentials.

The volunteering opportunities are out now, apply to join us!

Remember that to be eligible to apply you need to first register on the European Youth Portal and complete the online and face to face training.

For more information, please consult the European Solidarity Corps' Portal or write to us.