EVS in Italy

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a program of the European Commission which allows young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 years to be a volunteer in a foreign country (specifically Italy, in this case) for a determined period of time. Normally, the period oftime spans between 6 and 12 months, preferably the volunteer will stay up to 9 months. They also get the chance to know another culture, another language, and at the same time participate in the realization of a project that is useful to the local community.

Where can I go?

In Italy, InCo works in close cooperation with a number of differentnon-profit entities throughout the country, mainly focusing on the Northern region. Most of InCo'sprojects involve working with children of disadvantaged backgrounds, assisting elderly people, and/or assisting people that have a disability of some sort. 

You will find our projects in the European database      with the code of reference:

Requirements for participating

Thanks to EU funding, the following expenses will be covered: 

  • Accommodation and meals
  • A monthly allowance
  • A subscription to the Group Insurance Plan by EVS
  • Travel expenses to and from volunteer’s country of origin and host country are partially covered with a fixed sum
  • Teacher training and evaluation
What do I receive?

The volunteers receive food and lodging, as well as a monthly allowance.Moreover, the program will partially cover the cost of one trip from/to your country of origin and from/to the country where your project is taking place. Volunteers will also receive health insurance. They will also have the opportunity to take a language course. 


The European Voluntary Service, in addition to its voluntary services, provides a formative training to its volunteers. EVS conducts a pre-departure training in the volunteer’s country of origin, training on arrival to host country, and a mid-term evaluation to be carried out in the host country. They will also arrange a language course for the volunteers.