After this interview, at least one person will be selected to continue onto the training phase.
The vacancy announcement will facilitate approximate dates for the communication of selection results, however, it is possible that this process may be delayed due to an influx of applicants.
In all cases, following the completion of the selection process, all applicants will be informed of the results.
The process consists of a 30-hour online training and a 9 to 12-day in-person training somewhere in Europe. Prestigious institutions with experience in humanitarian fields will provide the training.
We will consider a number of candidates exceeding the number of vacancies open for deployment in order to create a reservation list to cover possible dismissals or unforeseen circumstances.
The final deployment decision will be announced once all information has been reviewed.
The training dates are specified in each vacancy announcement.
If an EU Aid Volunteer candidate is working outside of the EU during the in-person training course the travel expenses for the following circumstances will be completely covered:
EU citizens who legally reside, indefinitely or for a period of time, in a third country (for example, those who live in said country).
EU citizens who are temporarily working in a third country for more than 18 months (for example, those who work in said country).
For the following groups, transport costs will only be covered from an EU country to the training location:
EU citizens with a temporary occupation in a third country that lasts less than 18 months (for example, internships, trainings, short-term jobs).
EU citizens who are selected for training within the same organization (or one of their affiliated) with which they are already working for in a third country, even if the job exceeds 18 months.
It is essential to pass the training process and become certified as “suitable for deployment”.
Those who have passed but not finally selected will be included in a database and may be deployed in cases of dismissal or need of volunteers with their profile.
Activity expenses (transport, accommodation, maintenance) are covered by the sending organization.
There they will also be briefed by the host organization, as well as follow-up and tutoring throughout the process, both on personal and professional/technical levels.
Before returning and after finishing the mission, a debriefing will be conducted in the field.
Volunteers may be required to participate in diffusion activities following deployment.