The European Youth Card for Young Volunteers

Powered by EYCA and the European Commission, the European Volunteer Card gives young people in EU-funded volunteer programmes access to tens of thousands of discounts and opportunities available in over 30 countries in the youth card network.

Click here to read more about the partnership between EYCA and the European Commission for the European Volunteer Card. Go to the European Youth Portal to find out more about the volunteering opportunities and join the programme!

Are you going abroad as an Erasmus+ volunteer? Read on!

First of all, thank you for volunteering! We’re sure you’re going to have a wonderful time and we’re happy to help you make the most of it.

You should receive your European Volunteer Card soon after starting your service. The cards are issued automatically after you have been registered for insurance. Your card is valid for 18 months and can be used both at home and when travelling. You can see all the discounts available across Europe here.

Your card is sent by post to either your hosting or sending organisation. The card should arrive within one month of your starting your service. If you are registered for insurance well ahead of your service, we will send the card to your sending organisation so you can start using it immediately.

Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards - apply now!

The 2019 edition of the Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards is on and it’s bigger and better than ever! This year 11 young volunteers will receive 11 awesome prizes:

  • 2 Interrail Passes
  • A trip to Barcelona
  • A trip to Cyprus
  • A trip to Dubrovnik and Zadar
  • A trip to Lisbon
  • A trip to Malta
  • A trip to Palma De Mallorca
  • A trip to Prague
  • A trip to Salzburg
  • A trip to Santa Severa, Italy
  • A trip to Valencia

Plus, everyone goes to Brussels at the beginning of May for the European Youth Week!

Make a one-minute video telling your story about volunteering in another country. Make it short, creative and inspirational. Post it on the Awards website and share it with your friends on Facebook by 18 March.

Find out more at

Request a replacement card

Have you started your service over a month ago and your card hasn’t arrived yet? Or maybe you've lost your card? Please fill in the form below to request a replacement card and we will send you one asap.

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