Through the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), you can apply for a unique experience in the humanitarian aid field in different countries throughout Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


GVC has opened selection procedures for 49 volunteers who will work in different local organisations in Cuba, Haiti, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Cambodia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


The initiative is open to all European Citizens or a long-term resident in an EU Member State over 18 years of age with two different profiles:

  • junior volunteers: who want to increase their skills and their professional and life experience;
  • senior volunteers: professionals who have already had 5 years of experience in the humanitarian sector.


Volunteers will carry out administration tasks, disaster risk management in emergencies, promotion of women’s rights or communication activities of a humanitarian aid project, aiming to guarantee support and increase the resilience of the most vulnerable communities.


Volunteers will receive a monthly subsistence lump sum intended to cover basic needs and local transport. Accommodation, Visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered.


How can I become a volunteer?


The complete list of vacancies and requested profiles are published on the ECHO platform where you can fill-out the online application form and a self-assessment questionnaire, as well as attaching your Europass CV and cover letter.


Join our team in Bolivia, Lebanon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Jordan: you can apply by April 10th 2017.



Lebanon: 1 Senior Volunteer in Communication1 Junior Volunteer in Logistic and Transport and 1 Senior Volunteer in Protection and Shelter

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 4 Junior Volunteer in Climate Change Adaptation and Eco-system Based Management and 1 Senior Volunteer in Logistics and Transport

Jordan: 1 Junior Volunteer in Financial and Admin Support and 1 Senior Volunteer in Gender Based Violence Protection and Project Cycle Management 

Bolivia: 1 Junior Volunteer in Communication and 1 Senior Volunteer for Project Management and Administration

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About the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

Together, the European Union, partners organisations (EU and Non-EU) and volunteers are strengthening the humanitarian aid sector and supporting local communities in disaster-affected countries around the world. EUAid Volunteers builds on the EU’s core principles of creating an effective, valued-driven partnerships with local, national and regional actors


About GVC – Civil Volunteer Group.  Founded by a group of young university students in 1971, the transition into its current structure as secular and inpendent NGO passed through various phases. Beginning in 1968-69 with its support to the UCSEI (Central Office for Foreign Students in Italy), to the management of SROTMER (Regional Office for Third-World Organisations) until 1971 when GVC underwent its definitive transformation into the Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (Civil Volunteer Group). In 1976 GVC was one of the first Italian NGOs to obtain official recognition from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. By 1980 GVC demonstrated the capacity to handle intense activity and to manage cooperation projects in multiple sectors. In the 1990͛s GVC is an affirmed NGO, working in partnership with other international organisations on development and humanitarian programs and also funded by international institutions such as the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), with whom GVC starts collaborating in 1993. Last year GVC carried out 80 projects, 53 of which in development and 27 projects in response to emergencies in 21 countries of Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Our activities concern the following sectors: WASH, Humanitarian Aid, Environment, Food, Economic Development, Human Rights, Health and Global Citizenship Education. For more information visit