1. What is the Ecumenical Youth Volunteers Programm (EYVP) and who can join you?
The EYVP is a learning service that offers young people between 18 and 30 years of age the opportunity to volunteer in institutions of the EMS community.
The EYVP offers volunteer exchanges in three different "directions":
The North-South exchange gives young people from Germany the opportunity to volunteer for 6 or 10 months in a church in Africa, Asia or the Middle East.
The South-North exchange enables young people from the EMS community in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to volunteer for six months in one of the German EMS member churches.
The South-South exchange is an exchange of volunteers within churches in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In 2017/18, for example, a volunteer from the Church of South Sulawesi, Indonesia (GKSS) worked for six months at the Elim Home, an institution for people with disabilities of the Evangelical Brotherhood in South Africa (MCSA).
The volunteers are supported and accompanied by the EYVP team and by compulsory seminars before, during and after their stay abroad.