Volunteer abroad and put your experience and skills into a very special community service project. If you’re over 18 years old and you are exploring international volunteer service, considering a gap year abroad or looking for a break from your job, reach out to others as an EIL Volunteer. Your community service project could be working with rural development, volunteering in a health clinic, working with children, teaching English, an environmental project – the volunteer opportunities are endless!
Most programmes include language training (where appropriate) and homestays with families – the best way to meet people and learn about local culture. EIL’s partner will place you with a community service project where your work will make a lasting contribution. They can have different durations according to their country of destination. Your training, dedication and experience can make a big difference in the world. An exciting life-enhancing opportunity awaits you with the Volunteers for International Partnership (VIP) programme.
Work experience – The Leonardo da Vinci programme is an EU funded Lifelong Learning Programme for young people aged 18 or above who want to improve both their working and language skills while experiencing life in another European country. EIL UK offers placements with European partners… teach crafts to Italian children, undertake conservation work in Hungary or support outdoors education in Portugal.