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What is EVS

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, thus contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and to promoting young people’s active citizenship.

EVS is open to all young people aged 18 to 30.  Beyond benefiting the local communities, by participating in voluntary activities, young volunteers can develop new skills and, therefore, improve their personal, educational and professional development. Volunteers can benefit from specific training throughout the activity and agree on their expected learning outcomes, processes and methods in advance. Their learning experience is formally recognised through a Youthpass.

The European Voluntary Service spans a wide range of areas, such as culture, youth, sports, social care, cultural heritage, the arts, civil protection, the environment, development co-operation, etc. One thing all the activities have in common is a clear European and intercultural learning dimension. EVS is a mutually beneficial process, where everybody gains from getting to know the other’s culture. Are you between 18 and 30 and willing to spend from two up to 12 months abroad as an EVS volunteer? click here for further information.

        Our EVS Project

YAK, with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, offers opportunities to young people (18-30) to volunteer in North Macedonia for 12 months.

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is one of the actions of the Youth in action programme, a programme that promotes the mobility of young people through international activities with a non-formal education dimension such as youth exchanges, voluntary services, youth initiatives and training of youth workers.

Main motivation of the project is to address the issue of youth unemployment by developing the competencies of volunteers and involved organization especially in the fields of social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship.

We are accredited as Erasmus+ Coordinating and Hosting organization for two volunteers.

Our EVS volunteers



              Muge Bakal

I’m from Izmir, coastal city of Turkey. I always have been interested especially projects for the young people and I've been volunteer since during on my university years. I have been involved in various projects in order to add value for people who lives with less opportunity in the society. Therefore I'm aware about the social entrepreneurship. I had a chance to improve my ability and do research about the young's unemployment, brain drain, opportunities for young people because of I had been working as a Jr. HR Specialist in Turkey. I'm interested in the NGO sector and would like to continue my career in this sector for the very reason to be volunteer in YAK it is a very good opportunity for me. Here I gain the skills related to the sector as a volunteer and for sure I improve my English skills.Besides, I love traveling. I have traveled to 7 countries in Europe and now I feel really excited for explore to North Macedonia and the other Western Balkans Countries.Skopje is vivid city and the Yak team really helpful to us about get used to live in the city. They are also give me chance to discover and find my abilities and they are support me on this way.I have almost one year but I can say that I already now that I'm sure it will be unforgettable experience for me!



                                                                                                                                                        Mehmet Karpuz

I am a recent graduate journalist and sociologist with a keen interest in deeply rooted problems we face in everyday life, especially the ones that are aroused by and inseparable of how we build our societies. My strong motivation to take a part in tackling social problems and striving for a better future that works for us all, and in particular improving my professional skills in terms of content creation specifically for social projects, led me to think of starting a career in NGO area.  I see volunteering for YAK as a good step for my future plans due to the close collaborations and wide range of connections the organization has across the Europe, which would allow me to make new contacts with people from different countries and backgrounds. What more, being a part of a creative, respective, understanding and tolerant team for a month here made me realize that there is much more than carrying out the tasks professionally behind the true success of social projects!

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