You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start an activity until you have reached 18. Also, you must not be older than 30 at the start of the activity.
Also you must be legally resident in the EU Member States or one of the following countries:
- North Macedonia and Turkey
- Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway
- Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
- Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia
- Russian Federation
Whilst you can join the European Solidarity Corps if you meet these criteria, some projects may have additional restrictions on ages, legal residency or nationality, depending on the type of project and how it is funded.
When you join the European Solidarity Corps, you will be asked to confirm that you agree with and will uphold the Mission and Principles of the European Solidarity Corps. Your details will then be stored in the European Solidarity Corps system.
As part of the registration process you will be asked for your basic personal information, the type of projects you would be interested in, and the experience and knowledge you can bring to European Solidarity Corps projects. After this, you will be asked to complete a more detailed profile, including when you might be available to take part in projects. You can update all of this information at any time by logging into your personal European Solidarity Corps account.
Organisations which have been authorised by the European Commission to run European Solidarity Corps projects will have access to your data when they search for potential volunteers or workers for their projects. If an organisation does contact you and offers you a position on their project, you do not have to agree to take up their offer – the decision on whether or not to join a project is always completely up to you.
If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!