2017 was the first year that Lancaster & Morecambe College hosted a European Volunteering Service (EVS) participant. That was a great success so we decided to extend our involvement in the programme.
In 2018 we hosted three EVS at the same time - Now we are looking for two more from Spain and Ukraine to start in summer 2019!
What does it mean? An EVS project is a partnership between two or more organisations. They are responsible for recruiting volunteers for their project. Lancaster & Morecambe College are the accredited host for this project. If you are interested you should have your own sending organisation in Ukraine or Spain.
In this instance we are looking for volunteers for 6 months each to start in June 2019 (until end of December 2019) - We will require anyone interested to submit a CV and motivational letter to us for consideration. We can't guarantee every gets a reply, but we will do our best.
Remember - there are restrictions for people who have already participated in an EVS project!
Volunteers can choose to work in a wide range of educational fields in a busy college, but the main focus is on Erasmus+ and other International project coordination and management. We have Erasmus+ projects ranging from preventing Online Radicalisation to developing Entrepreneurship Skills for Migrants and Well-being Training for Young People.
We prefer people who have a working and sound grasp of English and experience of living in another country. The EVS would suit participants over 21 due to the nature of the activities and independent nature of the role. Although part of a small team there will be occasions where you will be working independently on a range of projects.
Each volunteer receives subsistence for accommodation, food, insurance, pocket money, and a set sum for travel costs depending on distance. This is an EVS project, although some of you will have noticed that since October 2018 some projects are called European Solidarity Corps!
Lancaster & Morecambe College
LMC serves communities across North Lancashire, South Cumbria and North Yorkshire in the north west of England, with a broad education and business development offer. The College provides students with the opportunity to enter and progress through various levels of study. Students who progress from our College are ‘work ready’. We work closely with industry to help shape the most appropriate courses as we strive to provide our students with the best possible chance of progression in the future, while making sure they fully enjoy their time at College.
Our students also contribute to the wider community in a variety of ways, through fundraising and their involvement in work-based learning, as well as the considerable hours of vital volunteering work they undertake with a range of age groups throughout our area.
Lancaster & Morecambe College have been running European work experience projects for over a decade and were one of the first colleges in the UK to receive the Leonardo Certificate in Quality for Mobility. This was in recognition for our commitment to offering high quality European work placements and developing a strategic approach to embedding this activity across the curriculum.
International Projects have played an increasingly important role in the personal and professional development of students and staff as well as the wider community. We have used past projects to research, develop and implement many initiatives into mainstream practice. The core activities of the college are supported by these projects and they also allow us to work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on positive initiatives.
In April 2018 volunteer Emilio arrived from Spain. In August 2018 Oksana from Ukraine. And in October that year, Zuzana from Slovakia also arrived in Lancaster.