What is the EU Aid Volunteer Initiative (EUAVI) ? 

The EUAVI provides opportunities for EU citizens and long-term residents living in the EU to volunteer in humanitarian projects worldwide. The EUAVI also provides:

  • Training support and mentoring to volunteers deployed
  • Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organisations in countries affected by disasters
  • Technical assistance for organisations based in Europe to strengthen their capacity to participate

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.

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