European Aid Volunteers – EV4U

EUROPEAN UNION AID VOLUNTEERS INITIATIVE, EUAVI

The EU Aid Volunteering Initiative (EUAVI) is a European Union project which allows EU citizens to volunteer and contribute to providing humanitarian aid in the form of local capacity building, disaster risk reduction and recovery. In 2013, Comhlámh contributed to the standards and certification process of the EUAVI managed by DG ECHO. With the support of the European Union for the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative, Comhlámh continues to work in a consortium of organisations from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America on sharing best practice standards for volunteering.

 

The European Volunteering for You (EV4U) project runs from January 2017-December 2018 and focuses on improving sending and hosting organisations practices and procedures when dealing with volunteers in humanitarian work.

The organisations involved are:

 

The European Guild- France, Suas- Ireland, Foundation of Cooperation and Faith (FEC) – Portugal and Solidarity, Overseas Service Malta (SOS), Action Aid Greece as well as the Hellenic Platform for Development- Greece and France Volontaires as associate partners. Our partners from the Global South include: Mano a Mano-Peru, The Togolese National Volunteering Agency and Action Aid- Myanmar. As well as enhancing organisational learning, the project will seek to bridge the gaps between organisations specialised in humanitarian aid and those specialised in volunteer management.

Are you an organisation looking to get certified to send or host volunteers as part of the Initiative?

 

Check out Comhlámh’s discussion paper on volunteering in humanitarian contexts and the potential of the EUAVI

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This project is co-funded by the European Union for the EU Aid Volunteers initiative