Hosting a volunteer in EVS

Hosting an European volunteer is a rewarding experience for both the volunteer and the host organization.

For the young person:

  • The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a life experience.
  • EVS makes it possible to discover other cultures, to meet other people from other countries.
  • Discover and live an active citizenship experience by making yourself useful to others.
  • EVS is a real preparation for integration into working life. By participating in EVS, young people acquire many skills (learning a foreign language and many other skills (technical, social, civic …) that they can value in their path of socio-professional integration.

For the host structure:

  • Contribute to the international dynamics of the organization,
  • Develop specific projects related to intercultural relations, values, European citizenship …,
  • Build new partnerships at local / European level,
  • Enrich projects in their linguistic and cultural dimensions.

The EVS is based on a partnership with several stakeholders : the youth, the sending organization, the coordinating organization and the host organization.

Hors Pistes is approved as an EVS coordination structure and supports various organizations in their project to welcome European volunteers.

Our accompaniment is the following:

Support in the definition of missions and in the drafting of the application for EVS accreditation
Filing of the grant application and drafting of the Erasmus + final report
Help with the selection of volunteers
External tutoring and times of collective meetings between volunteers
Support to the logistical and administrative organization
The Hors Pistes team is available to support new organizations in the PACA region.

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The list of organizations accompanied by Hors Pistes:

Marseille : le Centre Régional d’information Jeunesse Provence-Alpes (CRIJPA), Cosmos Kolej – La Gare Franche, la Ville de Marseille, la Maison-pour-Tous La Maurelle-Fraisvallon, la Maison-pour-Tous Panier-Joliette

Avignon : Epicurium

Digne-les-Bains : Accueil de loisirs La Sympathie

Manosque : Association Eclat de Lire

Aix : Association Logement du Pays d’Aix ALPA

Educational institutions :

  •   high school – agricole Aix-Valabre
  •    high school – Paul Cézanne in Aix
  •    high school – horticole Vert d’Azur in Antibes
  •    high school – Les Iscles et Esclangon in Manosque
  •    school internationale PACA in Manosque

The teams of associations Hors Pistes and Parcours Le Monde South-East welcome several international volunteers!