Short-Term International Volunteering Opportunities List

Are you interested in making a difference with your free time and finding a cost-effective way to explore Europe? VSI are now offering in-person, short-term European volunteering opportunities! Our dedicated staff has put together a list of projects which focus on our core values including solidarity, environmentalism, and human rights! Check out our list of projects below and learn how to apply here!

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Environment

  • Portugal: "Taking Care Of Earth's Future". Volunteers will promote the practice of removing garbage improperly deposited in green spaces and recycling it, and creating composting spaces to create fertiliser for a vegetable garden. 18-30-year-olds. 1st-12th August 2022. Learn more here 
  • Germany: "Experience Renewable Energies II" Volunteers will be involved in the Construction of a wooden workshop, repair work and further development of the climate park for visitors, planting a water reservoir, maintenance work on the grounds 6th - 20th August. Learn more here
  • Spain (Catalonia): "Can Pipirimosca" Volunteers will work to maintain an ecological farm in the countryside where agriculture, far from being the main objective, is the means that allows the organization of cultural and associated activities. 24th July – 7th August. Learn more here
  • Slovakia: "Eco-Slatinka" volunteers will help maintain the Slatinka area by cutting the grass, taking care of the trees, cleaning the educational trail. Volunteers will also work at the park of Lanice, close to Zvolen.  24th July- 7th August. Learn more here
  • Belgium: "Learning about Sustainable Lifestyle at the Eco-centre ‘Oasis’" Volunteers will 

    get involved in the ecological renovation of the premises, focusing on re-using as much as possible, in order to show that renovating a building in an ecological way without spending huge sums on technology is possible. 24th – 31st July. Learn more here

Solidarity

  • Slovenia: "Back to nature and community" Volunteers will support the implementation (physical, logistical and creative work) of a small local festival of sustainability in Litija, a Village Day in historical village Vače, and other activities in nature 23rd – 29th August. Learn more here
  • Germany: "Adventure Farm" The adventure farm mainly accommodates school classes, daycare groups, clubs and families. Volunteers will engage in Various maintenance tasks such as painting, building and repairing. 26th September - 7th October 2022 Learn more here
  • Slovakia "Barlicka Seniors" Volunteers will organize free time activities for elderly service-users of the NGO Barlicka. Activities will be organized during daily summer camps for service-users – day trips, competitions, creative activities, sport activities, games, walks. 7th -13th July 2022. Learn more here
  • Italy: "Granara Eco-village: Creating sustainable communities" volunteers will engage in Green maintenance; building fences with branches; renovation of wooden structures; small works and creative experimentations with clay; taking care of the library and the books; cooking for the group; renovation of bicycles and trail tests; coaching and support to people with disabilities. Work-group activities 23rd – 30th August. Learn more here 

Anti-War

  • Germany: “Prisoners of War as Victims of Nazi Persecution at Zeithain 1941-1945." Volunteers will engage in landscaping, gardening, construction and other conservation work to create a permanent “history trail” at the site of the Zeithain Prisoners of War camp. 9 July 2022-30th July 2022. Learn more here 

 

Our international branches have arranged additional projects to these, if you’re interested in finding our more, please contact our Programmes Officer Eiméar