Freundinnen, die ihre Hände aneinander legen © Unsplash/Hannah Busing

Within the framework of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) the European Union supports volunteer placements of young people from all over Europe. Austrian organisations and companies working in the social field can be accredited as ESC host organisations with the OeAD, national agency for the European Solidarity Corps.

Organisations can host one or more volunteers in their team. Places of assignment are varied and range from youth and cultural centres to after-school care, kindergartens, nursing homes and homes for the elderly. The assignments usually last between six months and one year and are financially supported by the ESC. More information about accreditation and funding options for volunteer placements in Austria is available from the OeAD – national agency for the European Solidarity Corps.