„YMCA Europe is a working fellowship to strengthen movements where people grow in body, mind and spirit.“

About Volunteers for Europe (VfE)

Volunteer exchange programme of the YMCA Europe.

  • It utilizes the existing network of YMCAs across Europe to offer a diverse range of placement options (fields of work) in a variety of settings and environments, but all within the context of one "YMCA Movement".
  • The programme aims to match voluteers with hosting YMCAs in a mutually beneficial partnership. A placement can last from 6 to 12 months. Options for financial arrangements are nutually agreed between the host YMCA and the volunteer and can range from the volunteer paying all costs to placements that receive 100% funding through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme of the European Union.
  • VfE is an opportunity for individual personal development to take place within a life changing experienceThe plattform for volunteers exchange within the member movements of YMCA Europe.

Website: vfe.cvjm.de

Name Responsible region/position E-mail
Beate Turck (Germany) - Chair Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland) and Representative of YMCA Europe executive committee bturck@ymcaeurope.com
NN Nordic (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden) vfe@ymcaeurope.com
TJ Hourihan (Ireland) UK-Irland (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland) tj@ymca-ireland.org
Pablo Castineira (Spain) Mediterranean (Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal) pcastin@gmail.com
NN Balkan (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia) vfe@ymcaeurope.com
Ivan Sedliačik (Slovakia) Central Europe (Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia) ivan@vycestuj.eu
NN Former CIS/Russia (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine) vfe@ymcaeurope.com
Martina Hudcovska YMCA Europe staff martina@ymcaeurope.com

updated: 15.02.2010 bt