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Coordinating organization (CO):

  • Bears the financial and administrative responsibility for the entire project towards the National Agency or the Executive Agency.
  • Coordinates the project in cooperation with all Sending and Hosting Organizations.
  • Distributes the EVS grant between all Sending and Host Organizations, in line with the distribution of tasks formalized in the EVS Activity Agreement.
  • Ensures that the volunteer(s) attend(s) the full EVS Training and Evaluation Cycle.
  • Provides support to the volunteer(s) in places of the Host Organization(s).
  • Carries out all or some of the administrative tasks of the Sending or Host Organization(s) involved in the project.
  • Ensures, with the Sending and Host Organizations, that each volunteer is covered by the obligatory EVS group Insurance plan foreseen in the Youth in Action Programme.
  • Arranges with the SO and HO a visa for the volunteer(s), if needed. The National / Executive Agencies can issue visa support letters, if needed.
  • Completes with the Sending, Host Organization and the volunteer; and issues a Youthpass, certificate for those volunteers who want to receive it at the end of their EVS.


Sending organization (SO):

  • Helps the volunteer(s) to find and contact a Host Organization.
  • Ensures the participation of the volunteer(s) in the pre-departure training course.
  • Provides adequate preparation for the volunteer(s) before departure, according to the individual needs of the volunteer(s).
  • Keeps in contact with the volunteer(s) and with the Host Organization(s) during the project.
  • Ensures the participation of the volunteers in the evaluation of the Activity.
  • Provides support to volunteer(s) to help reintegrate them into their home community.
  • Gives volunteers the opportunity to exchange and share experiences.
  • Encourages the involvement of the volunteer(s) in dissemination and exploitation of results.
  • Provides guidance regarding further education, training, or employment opportunities.


Host organization (HO):

  • Identifies a mentor who is responsible for providing personal support to the volunteer. Mentor also provides support in volunteer’s learning process, as well as integration in the host organization and local community.
  • Offers supervision and guidance to the volunteer through experienced staff. A tutor must be assigned to the volunteer, and his main responsibilities are providing (planning, organizing and evaluating together) working tasks for the volunteer, dealing with task-related problems and challenges, providing task-related and work-related trainings, also to introduce the volunteer to the target group.
  • Ensures that the volunteer is engaged in working tasks for the full working day (35 - 40 hours a week). Concrete tasks are specified in volunteer’s schedule, which is reviewed (at least) once in a month.
  • Provides two free-from-work days every week, as well as due time of holidays (2 days for each month of a voluntary service).
  • Provides personal support to the volunteer.
  • Gives the volunteer an opportunity to integrate into the local community, to meet other young people, to socialize, to participate in leisure activities, encourages contact with other EVS volunteers, if possible.
  • Ensures the participation of the volunteer in an on-arrival training and midterm meeting, and covers travel expenses to/from these events.
  • Arranges minimum 35 hours course of language learning basics and supports further language learning which can be done in various forms.
  • Offers volunteer to carry out a well-defined set of tasks, allowing some of the volunteer’s ideas, creativity and experience to be integrated.
  • Identifies clear learning opportunities to the volunteer.
  • Provides an opportunity to reflect the volunteer’s learning outcomes and issues Youthpass at the end of the volunteering service.
  • Ensures that means of local transport are available for the volunteer and fully covers travel expenses from living place to working place and back, also to/from training courses (including language course).
  • Provides accommodation (private space, access to the basic living facilities), meals and volunteer’s allowance to the volunteer on a monthly or weekly basis.



  • Follows and respects “Youth in Action” programme, the philosophy, aims, priorities and procedures, as well as the way activities are implemented in the Sending, Host and Coordinating Organization.
  • Participates in the EVS project for free. The volunteer must not in any way pay fully or partially, directly or indirectly for participation.
  • Receives proper preparation from the Sending Organization according to his/her needs, as well as clear information about the host project, before coming. This information must be included in the Activity Agreement which is signed by volunteer, sending, host and coordinating organization.
  • Has the right to be covered by the obligatory EVS group insurance plan appointed by European Commission. The enrolment must be done by the Coordinating Organization (or in certain cases – Sending Organization).
  • Takes an active role in setting up his/her EVS activity together with the Sending Organization and the Host Organization.
  • Attends a pre-departure training organized in his/her country.
  • Follows his full-time service schedule set up together with HO. His/her working activities (including language and other training related activities) should take up 35-40 hours per week.
  • Has a responsibility to attend on-arrival training, mid-term and final evaluation meetings and fill the relevant project reports.
  • Respects the legislation in force in the host country. He/she must not act in any way that could put others or himself / herself at the risk of being injured.
  • Has the responsibility to take good care of the accommodation that has been provided for him/her.
  • Keeps the HO informed about his/her whereabouts during the EVS period.
  • In case of conflict situation, the volunteer should cooperate actively with the SO, HO, CO and the mentor to avoid communication problems.
  • In the case the volunteer wants to leave the activity, he/she should firstly consult the Sending, Hosting, and Coordinating Organizations, as well as National Agency. Early leaving of the activity should always be the last option.



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