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EU/British Peace Corps?

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1. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

The Peace Corps seems to be a big thing for American volunteers. Is there a European or British equivalent? They have a training programme & it sounds really full-on, what organisation would be good to join?

2. Posted by popolina (Budding Member 53 posts) 8y

I think you are looking for the European Voluntary Service which allows citizens of the EU to volunteer abroad or in Europe for a period of 6 to 12 months. It's only open to Europeans obviously, so no chance of landing a 12 month residency permit for us Americans.

3. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

No, I wanted some UK/EU organisation that volunteers abroad (not Europe). Peace Corps sounds cool, I just wanted to see if there was some kind of equivalent for Europeans?

4. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 8y

VSO

5. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

Is that not just a British thing?