The European Youth Card for European Voluntary Service
EYCA supports in partnership with the European Commission all volunteers on the European Voluntary Service by issuing a EVS European Youth Card for them. The European Voluntary Service is open to all young people aged 18 to 30. Participation is free - volunteers also get board and lodging covered, insurance free of charge and pocket money for the duration of the project. The European Voluntary Service concerns almost all countries of the world and the project can last up to 18 months. By participating in voluntary activities, young volunteers can develop new skils and, therefore, improve their personal, educational and professional development. As a certificate of their learning experience, EVS volunteers receive a so-called Youth Pass.
Are you an EVS volunteer? Read on!
The card you receive as volunteer is a special limited edition for EVS Volunteers and it is a thank you from the European Commission. The youth cards encourage young people to travel and try out new opportunities throughout Europe – and to do this as cheaply as possible. In most cases you can use your European Youth Card in your hosting country and at home but the card doesn’t yet exist in all European countries. However, we are working hard to introduce them there as soon as possible! The card is issued to all volunteers under 30 years of age, with a validity of one year (or until the volunteer's 30th birthday).
Here is how the EVS European Youth Card works:
EYCA receives a database of all EVS volunteers at the end of each month, after they have been registered with the AXA insurance company by their sending or hosting organisation. If we get the volunteer's name early enough, the card is sent to his/her sending
organisation, if it's less than two weeks until the beginning of his/her EVS, it is sent to the receiving organisation.
The cards are sent out monthly. This means that if a volunteer is registered, let's say, at the beginning of September, we get his name at the end of September, then the card is produced, sent out and received by the end of October. Your card should be therefore delivered within one month (in the worst case two months) after the start of your volunteership, depending on the registration date at the insurance company.
Have a question? Please send an email to: evs(at)eyca(dot)org
If you have not received the card or it got lost, please fill out the form below.
After we have received your form and checked your data, you will receive a new card within 10-14 days.