The ESC - European Solidarity Corps - is a new program of the European Union. It encourages the involvement of young people in projects and activities that benefit the community.
The European Solidarity Corps enables non-profit organizations and companies that are active in the social sector to attract young, committed people to their team.
As a hosting organization for volunteer work and internships in the European Solidarity Corps, the InterAktion association has received the seal of quality and is allowed to apply for volunteer projects in the European Solidarity Corps.
European Solidarity Corps volunteering activities are open to 18-30 year old people, who would like to advocate for and support organisations active in the filed of environment, health, inclusion, digital technologies, culture, sport, etc. Volunteering projects are an excellent opportunity to help where needed, learn new skills, spend time abroad, maybe learn a language – and definitely come back with unforgettable memories. Read more here
Volunteering for InterAktion
By applying the methods of non-formal and informal learning, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our target group (young refugees) and help them feel self-empowered and be able to better raise their voice in public discourses by enhancing their knowledge on political participation, cooperation, democracy, conflict resolution, European Union or identity. The work will take place in small groups or 1:1. With our support you will be able to develop workshops based on your own experiences and ideas. With creative and active leisure activities, your will primarily support those young people who are involved only in a few (or none) activities apart of ours.
Meet the volunteer: Joaquín García Barba
Joaquín was born in El Ejido, Spain. He studied Dual BAs in International Studies and Political Sciences in Madrid, Trnava, and Cairo, with an interest in African studies and LGBTQ+ civil society. Having volunteered in sustainability and relief work projects in Spain and Portugal, he joined Interaktion in 2022. He enjoys video games, cooking, and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race!
Start of the volunteering activity: 05.10.2022
Receiving organisation: Verein InterAktion, Austria
Sending organisation: Globers, Spain
Coordinating organisation: Logo Jugendmanagement, Austria
Meet the volunteer: Merve Duman
Born in Ağrı, Türkiye! She lived in Ankara and was a dynamic Project Manager driving impactful initiatives at a local organisation, which she thrived on developing activities that resonated with EU objectives, fostering connections with stakeholders from different parts of the world, including local authorities. Beyond her project management powers, she is a linguistic enthusiast with a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Gazi University. Fluent in English, Turkish, and with a touch of French, she is not just a communicator; but also a storyteller. Whether on the dance floor or navigating social media, particularly Instagram, she is on a mission to influence and inspire. She joined InterAktion as ESC Volunteer to crown this journey in October 2023 in order to create positive change together.
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