EU Aid Volunteers Initiative Call for Proposals

Deadline: 30 October 2015

The European Commission’s first-ever call for proposals for deployment of humanitarian volunteers under its EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

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Through the new call, around 350 junior and senior professionals are expected to be deployed to disaster-affected countries in support of needs-based humanitarian action. The volunteers will work in the areas of resilience-building and disaster management in vulnerable, fragile or disaster-affected countries and forgotten crises. Also, it is expected that over 300 local organisations and communities will benefit from capacity building activities.

The call is open to organisations in the field of humanitarian aid, civil protection and volunteer management. Organisations need to be certified to the high standards of volunteer management established under the initiative prior to application.

With this call the European Commission expects to achieve the following results:

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100 junior and 250 senior professionals deployed to communities in third countries in vulnerable and disaster-affected countries.
For 100 junior professionals: possibility to take part in apprenticeship placements in Europe before deployment.
Projects funded under this call provide synergies and complementarity to EU-funded operations in humanitarian aid or civil protection in the respective countries/regions

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 8 400 000.

The maximum grant will be EUR 700 000. Grant requests below EUR 60 000 will not be considered for funding. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) expects to fund 25 proposals.

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For more information, visit the European Commission.


  1. hi am ain kenya and would like to get some sponsors to our group we started a tree planting project to control natural disaster along the river banks and we luck some funds ,please we need help

  2. how can i became a volunteer?yet am in kenya,please advice me

    • Avatar Divya Sharma says

      Hi Anne,
      Please visit for more information link provided at the end of the post and you will get all necessary information regarding your interest to be a volunteer. For further information about grants, please feel free to ask.

      Thank you.

  3. Bright Hope For Ethiopia Development Association is non profit humanitarian organization which worked on street children elders and poor of the poor family member in Ethiopia. so i would like from your organization support and donation.

  4. Avatar Vision Kasimba Mkumbwa says

    I like the programme, Hope it shall compliment our existing programme. Let shall you information of what Vision with Action in Rural Community Development [VARCOD] organisation is, what we have done, what we intend to and what we are capable of doing. More importantly it explains governance and administration of VARCOD.
    The aim is to provide the reader with full information to enlist their support and appreciate the role VARCOD plays.

    We need more volunteers from your country and support financially and in kind.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Yours truly,

    Vision Kasimba Mkumbwa –
    Founder and Director of VARCOD

    • Avatar Divya Sharma says

      We are not a funding organization and do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.
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      Thank you.