The European Commission set out its plans to develop a global initiative that will create opportunities for some 10,000 people from 2014 to 2020 to volunteer worldwide in humanitarian operations. EU Aid Volunteers have to be over 18 years of age and have to be citizens or long-term residents in the EU and certain other European countries.
Only well-prepared volunteers will have the possibility to be deployed as ‘EU Aid Volunteers’ in humanitarian projects.The initiative is open for different profiles of candidates: They can be newcomers, i.e. people who want to gain experience in the humanitarian sector, and experts or retired citizens who want to help out with their specialist knowledge.
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