EU Aid Volunteers technical assistance
As humanitarian needs continue to escalate, Volonteurope has teamed up with Alianza por la Solidaridad, HBAid and GVC to support the implementation of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, offering technical assistance to organisations wishing to send volunteers under the initiative.
Strengthening the humanitarian aid sector one organisation at a time
EU Aid Volunteers
The European Commission’s EU Aid Volunteers initiative is supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid, and building the capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.
Bringing together volunteers and organisations from across the world, the initiative will offer practical support in the planning and implementation of humanitarian aid projects.
Organisations wishing to send or host EU Aid Volunteers must be certified under the initiative, before establishing a consortium to deploy volunteers. This is to ensure that the standards of volunteer management set by the Commission are met by all participating organisations.
EU citizens deployed worldwide
people in disaster-affected countries trained
online volunteering opportunities
Volonteurope has teamed up with Alianza por la Solidaridad, HBAid and GVC to support the implementation of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. The four organisations, combining expertise in humanitarian aid and volunteer management, are offering technical assistance to organisations wishing to send volunteers under the initiative.
As a first step, a cohort of 49 organisations, including 21 Volonteurope members, took part in an e-learning course on volunteering in humanitarian action throughout May 2016 (See We offer: Training on volunteering in humanitarian aid)
In the second phase of the project, 16 selected organisations (half of which are Volonteurope members) embarked on the tailored technical assistance that will guide them along their path for accreditation within EU Aid Volunteers. This includes online trainings on the selected EUAV quality standards, technical assistance visits, experience exchanges and mentoring.
Support will also be offered to other interested organisations during the final phase of the project, via national info hubs.
You can follow the development of the project in our special EU Aid Volunteers section in Volonteurope’s monthly newsletter, additionally a you can access all the relevant materials through the buttons in the ´We offer´ section.
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