European Voluntary Service for All

With the European Voluntary Service for All (EVS4ALL) the Allianz Cultural Foundation and its partners aim to open up existing European exchange and volunteer programs to a wider audience!

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A Network Of Partners

At the initiative of the Allianz Cultural Foundation, a network of 14 partners formed, bringing non-governmental foundations and institutions together with organizations experienced with volunteering and European youth work. Learn more

Actions and Project Outcomes

The EVS4ALL partners have put volunteer service, participation in the democratic system and social inclusiveness across all of Europe on their agendas, and this project brought tangible advancements in all of those areas. Learn more

Keep the Vision Alive

To keep the vision of a European volunteer service for everyone alive and spread it beyond this project, we conducted video interviews, produced a "Volunteer's Journal" and an online publication called "Volunteer's Voices". Learn more

"Volunteers' Voices"

Let our volunteers take you through a journey across Europe

Brave young people from four different countries changed locations for weeks at a time to engage in voluntary work and actively shape the idea of an inclusive Europe that knows no borders. Employing multimedia tools they documented their motivations, challenges and most rewarding moments. This is the story of the EVS4ALL summer of volunteering. Read the publication

Latest news

New Video on EVS4ALL

15 June 2017

Discover more about why European volunteering is so important and why it should be made accessible to everybody in our brand new documentation on EVS4ALL! Read more

EVS4ALL recommendations for a more inclusive European Voluntary Service

25 April 2017

With major changes under way in Europe, issues such as widening economic and social disparities, growing Eurosceptic sentiments and the uncertain future of European integration are looming larger than ever. EVS has the underpinnings to play an important role in reversing trends, such as youth absenteeism and radicalization, by encouraging young people to become part of the European “paradigm”. Barriers to EVS inclusion, therefore, can have the opposite effect – shutting another door in front of young people already feeling outside the establishment. Achieving a more inclusive EVS is a complex process. The beginning however has been set with the created policy recommendations, which clearly identify the existing barriers and offer concrete solutions... Read more

“Rebuilding Europe from the bottom up”: Discussing inclusive volunteering in Berlin

30 March 2017

Taking place near the emblematic site of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, a symbol of both Europe’s unity and division, the conference “Volunteering for Social Change” celebrated the culmination of the two-year project EVS4ALL – a comprehensive two-year plan striving to conceive, put in practice and assess a set of practical approaches, extending the benefits of the European Voluntary Service to young people facing obstacles to the mobility and skill-building opportunities, provided by EVS... Read more

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