Volunteer service contributes to the well-being of an individual and the community, and is usually coordinated by a non-profit or public sector organization. These positions rarely offer any salary or wage. Volunteering internationally offers a native's perspective into a country, a chance to work with people from around the world, and unparalleled experiences.
The international nature of Luxembourg makes it a wonderful place to offer service. Many different NGOs and aid organizations are based in Luxembourg and have openings for committed members.
Some programs may charge fees to cover lodging, meals, travel, language classes, and airfare. Fees not only facilitate your stay, they progress the program. Scholarships may be available through the organization. Programs last from one week to several months and the cost varies. Investigate programs carefully to find out what exactly is covered.
Application depends on the organization. Most groups require a formal application, a personal statement, and some kind of deposit. There are periodic deadlines, so check the organization's sites to find out the deadline.
The European Youth Portal offers many excellent volunteer opportunities.
Agence du Benevolat: National public agency whose primary purpose is to put volunteers and organizations in contact.
Address: 103 route d'Arlon, L-8009 Strassen
Telephone: 26 12 10-1
ECPAT Luxembourg: ECPAT stands for End Child Prostitution in Asian, African and American Tourism. It's mission is to combat the sexual exploitation of children which claims its victims both in the South and in Europe.
Address: 3 rue des Bains, L-2018 Luxembourg
Telephone: 26 86 17 20
Fondation Kriibskrank Kanner: Foundation Kriibskrank Kanner helps families with children affected by cancer, supporting the sick child and his family administratively, financially, logistically and offering various services such as housing support near the hospital.
Telephone: 31 31 70
The European Voluntary Service is a European Union program that offers young people (between 18 and 25) the opportunity to work as a volunteer for six to twelve months in a non-profit project abroad. Three partners are the key partners of an EVS project: the volunteer, the sending organization and the host organization.
The European Commission take in charge the travel costs for the young, the insurance (health, accident, public liability) and provides a monthly allowance from 140 to 220 euros.
How to proceed: Find a sending organization that will assist you individually along the procedure (you can find contacts through you National Agency, your National Coordinator or international volunteer organizations). Start contacting potential host organizations through your sending organization. Keep your fingers crossed and persevere in your search as the difficulty is not to find a suitable project, but to find a project ready to host you within the time limit you have planned.
You can have a look at the European database on accredited host organizations and the Youth organizations.
More information also on the website http://www.britishcouncil.org
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