Sign up with VSI as your ESC sending organisation
A successful European Solidarity Corps (ESC) project requires close co-operation between the sending and hosting organisations and the volunteer. VSI has been accredited by the national EU agency in Ireland as an ESC sending organisation and we have many years’ experience of sending volunteers.
The role of an ESC sending organisation
Providing info and support with finding and applying for a project – you can contact us and talk to us over the phone or we can meet with you online via WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom to give you more info, please use the contact details below to arrange this.
Preparation/pre-departure training – VSI provides a thorough and comprehensive preparation programme for our ESC volunteers. This includes info on your ESC project and host organisation, roles and responsibilities, understanding the ESC programme, what to expect and what to bring, insurance info and registration, finances and budgeting, visas/work permits, intercultural learning and dealing with culture shock. We can also put you in touch with former ESC volunteers who are happy to talk about their ESC experiences with new volunteers.
Support during the project – once registered with VSI as your sending organisation VSI will keep in regular contact with you throughout your volunteer project.
Debriefing/evaluation and ‘next steps’ after the project and how to use your experience. We also provide guidance regarding further education, training or employment opportunities.
Date of birth
Volunteers must be between 18 and 30 years old to be eligible for the ESC programme.
Volunteers must be legal residents in the Republic of Ireland to be eligible for the ESC programme with VSI as their sending organisation.
Your ESC Participant Reference Number
All young people interested in ESC must be registered on the official EU database (
) and receive their reference number upon the registration. If you need any help with this process, please contact Mateja in VSI.
If you require any support or further info to complete this form please contact Mateja in VSI.
, mobile: +353873367275
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