Find out what placements you can apply for now and sign up to receive alerts when placements are advertised.
When and where are the placements?
Placements are overseas at one of our seven partner projects. They start in August or September and last between eight and 12 months.
Applications are currently open for two 10-month placements with the French Red Cross, in Sablé-sur-Sarthe and Niort.
Please see the role description on the application for further details. Deadline for applications is 3 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: SBasheer@redcross.org.uk.
Volunteer with young refugees in Greece
We are excited to be part of a new project with the World Organisation of the Scout Movement and other international partners. “Time To Be Welcome” will allow us to send young volunteers, aged 18 to 30, to work with young refugees in Greece. You will design and deliver cultural and educational activities to create a sense of belonging and integration.
You can choose to apply for short-term (two months) or long-term (12 months) volunteering placements We hope to advertise for volunteers shortly – watch this page for more information.