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We are now recruiting a group of young people to participate in the EU-funded 3-month volunteering placements in Europe in 2022.

It is the last year of the EU-funded European Solidarity Corps programme at the Sculpt, and we want to create as many volunteering opportunities for young people as possible!


The European Solidarity Corps is an EU initiative which creates opportunities for young people in Europe who agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles. This programme is aligned with our ethos. We were set up by young volunteers from across Europe as the first EU-wide, youth-led network on equality matters. Our mission remains to empower young people and marginalised groups to participate in public life as equal citizens.


The programme will contribute to all travel, accommodation and living expenses for the volunteers. This also includes linguistic support, insurance and any special assistance, where needed.

The programme has an inclusion support fund to help young people facing psychological, educational, economic and social challenges.


  • Anyone who is 18 to 30 years old at the start of the placement, open-minded, curious about
  • other cultures, European values, learning a new language and motivated to help others!
  • We will prioritise young people with fewer opportunities who may face social, geographical or economic obstacles, health problems, disabilities, cultural differences or educational challenges.
  • You should have an Intermediate level of English Communication, and you must be registered on the European Solidarity Corps platform.
  • You don’t need to speak a foreign language, but a willingness to learn is a plus!
  • The programme is for the current UK residents (volunteers need a valid passport to travel in the EU).


We work as coordinating and supporting organisation for outgoing and incoming volunteers. We work in collaboration with other European partner organisations and together are able to provide meaningful and well-supported volunteering placements for our volunteers. We are currently recruiting UK-based volunteers for the following countries:

  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Romania

The programme runs from May 2022 to 1st January 2023. We will start to fill places up as suitable volunteers are identified, and the activities will commence as soon as possible.


Volunteers travelling to Romania will work with the Asociatia Comunitati pentru Tineret (ACT), an organisation based in Craiova, Dolj County, South West part of Romania. ACT mission is to develop, implement and support youth development programs built around the concepts of lifelong learning, mobility and associativity. ACT works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives. The organisation is now looking for volunteers to help with the ACT Volunteering Centre.

What do volunteers say about ESC in Romania?

Read the blog from Georgie, a volunteer we supported on her ESC placement to ACT in Romania, to find out about reflections on her amazing experience there:

EcoYouth! – Six months as a Brit in Romania with the European Solidarity Corps

My experience as a European Solidarity Corps Volunteer in Romania


Volunteers travelling to Italy will work with the Associazione Interculturale UNIVERSO, an intercultural non-profit association based in Bologna since 2002. It was created by a group of students and workers, both foreign and Italian, with the aim of promoting and supporting social initiatives alongside motivating and facilitating mutual understanding between people of different cultures and origins.

Find out more about the activities run by UNIVERSO!


Allianssi Youth Exchanges works as a supporting/coordinating organisation for incoming volunteers based in organisations in different parts of Finland, usually in smaller communities.  All the projects have lots of interaction with local and immigrant youths as well as a wide variety of tasks.

Read more about the available projects here.


Contact for more information on specific placements/countries and how you can apply!