Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Langfristig (> 5 Jahre)
Mikro (Individuum)
Psychisch & Physiologisch

development of autonomy and independence for volunteers

persönliche Entwicklung / Erwerb von sozialen und personalen Kompetenzen

In general, volunteers perceive EVS to be very beneficial. Almost all of the current EVS volunteers (96%) and of the alumni (97%) agree that EVS is very profitable for their personal development by e.g. giving them the opportunity to learn about themselves and broaden their horizons. Additionally, 96% of the EVS volunteers after return and 98% of the alumni state also that they gained new insights about themselves and their abilities. EVS also has a strong impact on developing volunteers’ autonomy and independence.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

European Voluntary Service (EVS)
European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young people from all across Europe and beyond with unique opportunities to volunteer abroad to develop their personality and skills, to reinforce the work of nonprofit organisations and to support communities.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Freiwillig engagierte Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Prior to the data collection, an extensive literature review of the impact of volunteering on individual volunteers as well as on organisations and local communities hosting volunteers was conducted, comprising a total of 15 EU monitoring reports and 47 academic articles, research studies, reports and publications. The study itself covers the entire period 1996–2016. For the quantitative part of the study, the data collection has included all programmes as well as partner countries. For the qualitative part of the study, case studies were conducted in 15 countries. The results drawn from the quantitative and qualitative analysis were discussed in a stakeholder meeting in Brussels.The qualitative data collection comprised 100 targeted interviews and 15 in-depth case studies. The quantitative data collection consisted of online surveys designed to capture information from EVS volunteers, EVS alumni and EVS organisations, as well as from a control group of non-EVS volunteers. Overall, 10 480 individuals responded to the surveys. This includes responses from 8 600 individuals and almost 1 900 organisational representatives.
8600 volunteers participated in the survey