The Info-Kit is meant to support volunteers and Sending Organisations in the pre-departure preparation and has to be made available to all volunteers before their departure. It contains important information about what volunteers can expect from their Sending and Host Organisations and what the organisations can expect from the volunteer. The content of the Kit may wary from country to country, but four compulsory parts are provided by the European Commission and are common for all volunteers: 1) Welcome letter [338 KB] ; 2) What to expect from EVS [251 KB] ; 3) Youthpass in EVS [340 KB] ; 4) The European Voluntary Service Insurance Plan Volunteer's Guide [435 KB] .
Accreditation is a quality assurance process to make sure that promoters involved in EVS are aware of the values, objectives and rules of EVS. These guidelines are intended to support promoters preparing for accreditation by explaining the accreditation process and listing elements which will be assessed by the accreditors. EVS Accreditation Guidelines [372 KB]
One of the key features of EVS is the training and evaluation it provides, guiding young volunteers through a non-formal learning process before, during and after their period of service abroad. These guidelines gives an overview of the objectives and expected achievements of the various trainings provided for the volunteers. The guidelines are intended for anybody involved in the training of EVS volunteers, as well as for the volunteers themselves.
The European Voluntary Service Charter is part of the Youth in Action Programme Guide and highlights the roles of EVS Sending, Host and Coordinating Organisations and the main principles and quality standards of EVS. Each EVS Project promoter adheres to the provisions set out in this Charter.
This document offers advice and guidance concerning visa and residence permits if necessary for participating in a YOUTH project. The document contains information according to length and purpose of the stay in a foreign country. Note: This document provides general information, for further details it is advised to contact the Youth in Action National Agencies in charge.