Volunteer Opportunities in Europe
There’s a really good reason that Europe is such a popular destination for people who want to volunteer abroad. For people already living in Europe, travelling to other countries is very easy, and there are thousands (if not millions) of volunteer projects that will suit the needs and skills of potential volunteers .
And of course there’s the sheer beauty of Europe, from the grassy greens of the Scottish highlands to the white-sand beauty of Mediterranean beaches.
Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits
The CWWPP seeks to strengthen civil society by empowering people to overcome the trauma of war and other social and natural disturbances and to become active participants in society and by assisting one another.
Institute of Marine Conservation
The Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre is a wolf sanctuary managed by Grupo Lobo, a Portuguese non-profit environmental organisation devoted to the protection and investigation of the wolf and its ecosystem in Portugal.
How to Volunteer in Europe
How to find volunteer opportunities in Europe
It’s important to find a volunteering project that really suits your needs and your skill set, so that both you and the local communities that you work with get the most out of your time with them.
One of the advantages of volunteering abroad in Europe is the long list of volunteer work available. Once you’ve found, via GivingWay a few potential non-profit organizations that are a good fit for you, we suggest contacting them directly on the website, and asking for any additional information that will help you ensure your volunteer trip is a huge success.
Best time to volunteer in Europe
Being a large continent, Europe has different climate zones. This means that when it’s sunny and warm in Greece it could very well be snowing in Norway. We recommend that potential volunteers look up local weather reports and travel recommendations for the countries they plan to travel to.
As a general guide, southern Europe (which includes countries like
Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Italy) remains sunny and warm most of the year. These Mediterranean nations experience moderate rain during winters.
Northern European countries are close to the North Pole, and experience cold weather from December to March.
Overall, August marks the peak of the high season and streets are often crowded when travelling to popular European destinations.
Essential information about Europe
Volunteers to European countries need to ensure they meet all the necessary entry requirements, such as visas, vaccines, or more.
Before starting their volunteer jobs in Europe, participants may also be required to take country-specific language and introduction courses.
The cost of living in Europe varies from country to country. Nations such as Switzerland, France, Israel and Italy are considered to have a high cost of living. However, Eastern European nations like Romania, Ukraine, and Macedonia are generally inexpensive.