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Placements abroad

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When and where are the placements? 


Volunteer in France

Applications are now open for two 10-month placements with the French Red Cross in Sablé-sur-Sarthe and Niort.

Please see the role description in the link above for further details. The deadline for applications is Monday 3 April 2017.

Volunteer with young refugees in Greece

Applications are now open for two 12-month placements in Athens. As a volunteer on this project, you will be supporting the Greek Scouting Movement in their work with young refugees.

Please see the role description in the link above for further details. The deadline for applications is Friday 14 April 2017


All our overseas placements are fully funded through the European Commission’s voluntary service scheme. Your accommodation, travel, insurance and a small monthly allowance are all included.

Who can apply?

This programme is for 18- to 30-year-olds. It is ideally suited to those who are interested in the social sector and would like to gain more experience while learning about a new culture and country. 

We’re particularly keen to hear from young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to volunteer overseas.

You should express clear motivation for wanting to volunteer abroad and an understanding of the challenges you may face. You must be enthusiastic about contributing to the Red Cross’ mission across Europe.

You will be encouraged to bring your own initiative and ideas to the project. 

What support will I get?

All volunteers will be supported by the project's local Red Cross. 

Questions about the scheme

If you have any questions, contact Shabana Basheer:


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