About the Awards

The Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards are a celebration of the achievements of young people volunteering abroad as part of an Erasmus+ or European Voluntary Service project. The Awards are a platform for young people like yourself to share your unique volunteering experience with other young people from across Europe, to inspire and encourage them to start their own adventure.

How you can win

All you have to do is film a one-minute video about your volunteering experience and post it to the Awards website before the 25 of March (new extended deadline!). Tell the world your volunteering story, keep it real and inspirational.

Winners will be chosen by a jury of three – a representative of the European Commission, a representative of the European Youth Card Association and a former EVS volunteer. They will be looking for the videos…

  • with the most Facebook likes (make sure to share your video!)
  • with loads of creativity
  • that are super inspirational and make you want to get up and go on your own volunteering adventure.

The best eleven stories shared by the 25th of March 2019 will be rewarded with 2 Interrail Passes or city breaks in Barcelona (Spain), Cyprus, Dubrovnik and Zadar (Croatia), Lisbon (Portugal), Marsaxlokk (Malta), Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Salzburg (Austria), Santa Severa (Italy), Valencia (Spain). Plus, you can bring a friend along!

All winners will be invited to attend the European Youth Week in Brussels at the beginning of May.

The European Youth Card for Erasmus+ volunteers

The European Youth Card Association together with the European Commission offer all young people volunteering abroad with the Erasmus+ programme a special edition of the European Youth Card as a thank you for your service. Your card gives you access to over 50,000 discounts and benefits on travel, culture, accommodation, transportation, sports, shopping and more. The card is valid in 36 countries across Europe and helps you spend less and experience more during your service.

To find out more about the Erasmus+ edition of the European Youth Card, click here.

The Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards are powered by EYCA member organisations and their partners.

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