November 4, 2019

Join IO Team as a Volunteer (March 2020 – March 2021)

The European Youth Parliament
(EYP) is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from
all over Europe, to discuss current topics in a parliamentary setting. The EYP
is a non-partisan and independent programme. The EYP is a network consisting of
40 European associations and organisations, in which thousands of young people
are active in a voluntary capacity. With its international, national and
regional sessions it reaches out to ca. 30 000 young people all over Europe
every year. The international umbrella organisation of the EYP is the
Schwarzkopf Foundation, hosting the International Office of the EYP.

We are now looking for a
volunteer who will support the work of the EYP International Office, in the
framework of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), in the time frame from March 2020 until March 2021, for a duration of 12 months.

Would you like to…

  • gain relevant experience in a non-profit-organisation,
    running an educational programme for young people all over Europe?
  • get insights into fields such as project
    management, communications and event organisation?
  • be part of a young, motivated team?
  • live in one of the coolest capitals in Europe?
  • Receive an allowance for living expenses as well
    as accommodation?

Do you have…

  • good knowledge of English?
  • good communication skills?
  • previous experience in office work?
  • a good team spirit?
  • solid knowledge in Microsoft Office, especially
    Excel and Word (including serial letters)?
  • experience in EYP (considered a strong asset)?
  • loads of enthusiasm and motivation?
  • interest
    in the aims of our organisation?

Then we are looking for you!

The European Youth Parliament is
offering a full-time volunteer position at its International Office in Berlin.
We are looking for applicants who would like to gain professional experience in
the operations of an international NGO for the duration of 12 months.

Main tasks

You will support the Project Managers
of the EYP team in the following areas:

  • Practical
    preparations for events, especially our governance events (EYP Board of
    National Committees and Governing Body),
  • Assisting
    with communications tasks: curating EYP’s presence in social media and EYP
    website, helping to develop printed materials such as brochures, flyers and
    annual report,
  • Supporting knowledge exchange among EYP’s
    national committees,
  • Supporting the work of the EYP International
  • Preparing and updating databases,
  • Supporting the creation of reports and funding applications,
  • Helping to coordinate trainings and webinars,
  • Preparing and administering evaluations and
  • other tasks – depending on your talents, on
    current projects and events.


  • Receive 400 euro/month as pocket money and food allowance.
  • Be provided with free accommodation.
  • Be reimbursed for the costs of a monthly public transportation ticket.
  • Get a reimbursement of up to 200 Euro for a language course.
  • Receive health insurance, third party liability insurance as well as general accident insurance.
  • Have a chance to join an On-Arrival-Training and a Midterm-Meeting, which are organised by the national agency for the ESC volunteers in Germany.
  • Receive a financial contribution to your travel costs from the place of origin to Germany and back.

How to apply?

In the online application form, we ask you to attach
your CV in English. We also ask you to either attach your letter of motivation,
or to share a short video with us (preferred), speaking about why the position
appeals to you and what you would bring to the team. To submit a video, please
store it in a place of your liking and share a link with us via the online
application form.

Please submit your application online, using the following

submit your application by Monday, 25th of November 2019, midnight
23:59 CET, the latest.

Contact person for further

Helena Nepp