On the third week of the Summer Camp, students were visited by ERASMUS + Volunteering Activities.

The presentation was done by Arcadie Botnaru, program alumnus, he talked about the various opportunities offered by the Erasmus scheme (Key Actions 1, 2, 3) and about his own experience with traineeships and youth exchanges.

Erasmus+ Volunteering Activities help young people travel abroad to participate in volunteering projects.

Arcadie explained that Erasmus+ is one of the of the EU funding programmes supporting volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps Initiative.

By also being part of the European Solidarity Corps, you join the community of like-minded young people who are contributing to create a more inclusive and united society.

As a volunteer, students can commit themselves to the work of an organization abroad. Volunteering projects can involve many different kinds of activities in areas such as youth work, cultural activities, social care or environmental protection. This experience is an unpaid and full-time basis.

What they have achieved and learned through volunteering is certified Europe-wide via the Youthpass recognition tool. They will also get a European Solidarity Corps certificate of participation at the end of their service.

Volunteering activities last a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 12 months.

Erasmus+ Volunteering opportunities are available in both Erasmus+ Programme countries and Neighbouring Partner countries – meaning that students can volunteer outside of Europe too.

Students who have 17 years and above are excited to try to apply for this opportunity and to get involved in community projects outside the country.

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