Would you like to live for two months a joyful and unique volunteering experience, thanks to which you can create new opportunities in your personal and professional life once back home?
Wider Horizon is a short-term EVS project of Olde Vechte Foundation, that takes place in Ommen, The Netherlands. By participating you have the opportunity to experience new aspects of life and of yourself: you will live together with other people from different countries, hosted by Olde Vechte Foundation; you will volunteer in one or two working places; you will take care of your bungalow and organize your own free time.
In the  information letter, you will find all the information you need in order to know what the project is about, and how to apply for it. Reading it carefully, you will get a clear idea of how it will be once you are here in The Netherlands.

The dates for the Wider Horizon short-term EVS are 21st October (arrival) – 20th December (departure) 2018 (2 months) and we can host 8 volunteers.

The working week is from Monday until Friday, in total 36 hours. You will reach your working place by bicycle,
which is provided by Olde Vechte. You will have the chance to work in one or two working places where you
will do practical jobs. It will be defined in advance where you go. It could be horse farms, pet shelters, wine
yards, camping sites, group accommodations, farms.

During your stay as a volunteer, there will be persons who will help you with practical aspects, such as, to get around in Ommen and to show you where are groceries shops, pharmacy, medical institutions, etc. They will also be there to guide you and support you for any issue you might have.

You can spend your free time in many different ways: visiting cities, hanging out with new international friends, biking, joining karaoke evenings, singing songs around a camp fire, organizing movie nights, dancing, playing sports, going to the swimming pool, etc.

During the two months you will be hosted in bungalows of 4-6 people at a holiday resort in Ommen. The place is
located approx. 10 minutes by bike from Olde Vechte and 15 minutes by bike from the centre of Ommen. In all bungalows there is a kitchen, shower and toilet. You will share a room with someone. You can see an example for a house here. Your house may differ from the one in photos, but it will be very similar. There will be washing machine available as well as wi-fi connection at the resort. As for the food: you have a kitchen in your house. Along with your pocket money, you get money for food, and you can arrange your own meals as you wish.

As a volunteer of this project you will receive pocket money in the amount of 220€ for two months, divided in weekly parts, given in cash every week. You will also get money for food in cash. Your traveling costs will be covered according to Erasmus+ regulations: up to 275 Euros.

Project co funded by European Union through Erasmus Plus Program.


Application form:G EVS 2018 Application form

Deadline to apply: 5 Octomber 2018 to office@ymca.ro