Partner with IVS

Add international flavour to your project in 3 ways!

Host a Group of International Volunteers

IVS has been working to promote understanding and cooperation between different countries and cultures since 1931. We believe that still today this is extremely relevant. With IVS you can add international value to your project. We are specialised in providing organisations in need of help with enthusiastic volunteers. It’s simple and it doesn’t cost you anything.

What will IVS do?

1. Work with you to help develop your international project
2. Advertise your opportunity in over 80 countries (including the UK!)
3. Recruit volunteers through our network of international partners
4. Take care of all the admin for the volunteer arrival
5. Provide training and support for you throughout the project

What will you do?

1. Work with IVS to develop your project
2. Plan and supervise the work of volunteers, including providing tools and materials
3. Provide volunteers with accommodation (e.g. host families or campsites), and meals (or food money)
4. Support the volunteers during the project
5. Help the volunteers integrate and get involved with the local community

 

Host Long-term Volunteers

If your organisation needs a structured and regular volunteer support, you can host an IVS international volunteer for up to 12 months. Volunteers come from all over the world and from a variety of backgrounds, with no upper age limits (unless specifically required by you).

What will IVS do?

1. Work with you to help develop your volunteering opportunity
2. Advertise your opportunity in over 80 countries (including the UK!)
3. Assist you in recruiting volunteers that are right for you
4. Take care of the admin for the volunteer arrival
5. Provide training, support and mentorship for you and the volunteer throughout the project

What will you do?

1. Work with IVS to develop your opportunity
2. Plan and supervise the work of volunteers, including providing all necessary tools and materials
3. Provide accommodation and meals (or food money)
4. Train and support the volunteers during the project
5. Help the volunteers integrate and get involved with the local community

 

Host EVS Volunteers

What is EVS?

European Voluntary Service (EVS) is part of the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, which offers people aged between 17 and 30 the chance to volunteer with a non-profit organisation in a European country for up to 12 months.

What benefits will EVS volunteers bring to my organisation?

You will be able to rely on committed and enthusiastic volunteers for up to 12 months. EVS volunteers can bring new skills, ideas, and an intercultural dimension to your work. EVS placements are full time and funded – the EVS grant covers the volunteer’s travel, food, accommodation, and pocket money while on placement with you.

How do I build a good EVS project?

EVS volunteers should not replace members of staff, or take on what would normally be a paid role. An EVS project should avoid being entirely based on purely administrative tasks and would have to consider existing skills, knowledge and interests of the volunteer. The volunteer should be able to develop personally and professionally, actively participate in society and ultimately improve their employability within the EU labour market.
See more here.

Great, how do I become an EVS host?

1 Become an EVS accredited organisation: IVS can help you in the process of getting approved as an official host
2 Get your project approved: IVS will apply for funding for your project and coordinate the grant. There are 3 deadlines each year.
3 Select your volunteers: IVS will receive the applications and help you in the selection process.
4 You can now welcome your new volunteer to the team!

Please note that in some cases stage 2 and 3 are reversed.

What will IVS do?

IVS is an accredited EVS sending and coordinating organisation. Each year we send UK young volunteers abroad and we support UK EVS hosts by:
– Fulfilling the administrative and financial requirements of the programmes
– Providing training and support for hosts and volunteers
– Support you in organising volunteer travel, accommodation and allowances

Are you worried about Brexit? Please note that all projects approved in 2017 will carry out and receive funding as normal. There is still time to be part of Europe!

 

If you would like to become a partner or receive more information, please contact us at partners@ivsgb.org