The Youth Voluntary Work Scheme - Overseas supports young people who would like to carry out international volunteer service outside of Europe by taking part in overseas voluntary work experiences coordinated by locally registered Voluntary Organisations.
The Overseas Scheme is a unique opportunity for young people to come into contact with cultures different than their own and to acquire new skills and abilities useful for their personal and professional growth.
Youth Volunteers must be between 18 and 30 years of age. The duration of the overseas voluntary work experience must be between 2 weeks and 3 months. Each volunteer may only benefit from the scheme once in a particular calendar year and not more than twice overall.
Host Voluntary Organisation approval is awarded on a project by project basis. The Host Voluntary Organisation must be registered and compliant with the Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Originations and must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of managing projects and volunteers overseas. The Host Voluntary Organisation may host up to four (4) Youth Volunteers per project and eight (8) Youth Volunteers per year (divided between different projects).