Volunteer with Friends of the Earth
Our project is unique.
Since the beginning of Friends of the Earth in 1991, we have only been able to run our campaigns thanks to both local and international volunteers who got inspired by the project.
We currently have campaigns on issues relating to the environment, human rights and disarmament, as well as running an information point in the Gent Ecological Centre, publishing a regular newsletter, visiting schools and other groups to give trainings and information events, and organising information tables at many events.
Some volunteers come through EVS.
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) offers everyone between 18 and 25 years old the possibility to work as a volunteer for maximum 12 months in a European country. You are not paid, but you get board and lodging and pocket money.
When you want to work as a volunteer, you need a sending organisation in your home country. At the EVS agency, you can get information about projects in Europe which still need volunteers.
When you go abroad as a volunteer, you get training before as well as during your stay.
There are no costs for the volunteer when going abroad.
European voluntary service is based on two simple ideas. On the one hand, it offers young people the opportunity to spend a period in another country and to get involved in a local project as a volunteer and, on the other hand, it also allows a wide range of different organisations to work together and build European partnerships by exchanging volunteers.
Friends of the Earth is currently registered as a hosting organisation, and as a sending organisation, and we can offer placements of 6 months or 1 year.
Contact Famke Vekeman
Friends of the Earth