HUMUS | ESC Teams Volunteering project in Bulgaria (Fully Funded)

An exciting opportunity for young people who willing to help the community in Bulgaria and discover the Bulgarian culture for one month by joining an ESC teams Volunteering project "Humus" in Djurovo region around 80 km from Sofia. This project is organised and hosted by Synergy Bulgaria and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.

HUMUS | ESC Teams Volunteering project in Bulgaria (Fully Funded)

About the Volunteering

"HUMUS" is a 4-week ESC team volunteering project for 15 participants from all the ESC program countries. This project focuses on three objectives: inclusion, emotional wellbeing and mental health and sustainability. "HUMUS" is one of three volunteering project will be hosted by Synergy Bulgaria at Synergy house this summer where volunteers will explore new methods to enhance their mental well-being through three pillars: hands-on work, community living, connecting with locals and personal mark.

- Hands-on work: Here the focus lies on the improvement of the place you’re going to stay at. In a nutshell, we’re rebuilding a summer house and turning it into an educational learning centre where we want volunteering projects and youth exchanges to happen.

- Community living: A big part and beauty of this volunteering is about living together with people from all over Europe and building your own community: creating rules, activities, agreements and fun.

- Connecting with locals & personal Mark: Everyone is encouraged to leave their personal mark. You can develop your own initiative: a DIY project, workshops & master- classes from cooking to yoga to creativity, a digital diary or documentary. We also encourage our volunteers to organise activities with and for the local community of Dzhurovo, this can be raising awareness for climate action with events targeting sustainable consumption or recycling or about any other topic of your choice, it’s literally up to you, and you’re the creator of your own & team volunteering experience! Here, the sky’s the limit.

Eligibility| Who can apply?

This opportunity is for 15 participants legally residing in European Solidarity Corps Programme countries, even those who have completed 12 months of ESC individual volunteering programs.

- Participants must be aged 18-30 years old (not older than 31 on June 4, 2024)

Ready to live in a rural environment with basic condition in Bulgaria for 4 weeks.

- Passionate about doing hands-on activities and creating a positive environmental impact.

Enthusiastic about taking the initiative and creating opportunities both for themselves and those around them.

People with the idea of a personal project/initiative/learning goal are encouraged to apply.

- Participants with media skills such as photography, film-making and SMM for documenting the whole period of the project are encouraged to apply.

Expenses and Benefits 

- Participants will be hosted in "Synergy House" which is an Educational & Retreat Center, created by Synergy Bulgaria and opened in 2022 as a centre for non-formal education and youth work.

- Participants will be accommodated in 7 shared bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with essential furniture, bed sheets, etc. 

- Participants have access to use inside kitchen and outside barbecue area. 

- Each participant will receive 5 EUR/day for your living money.

- Participants will receive a weekly small food allowance for the group to cook all together in the kitchen area.

- 7 seat car available for local trips and shopping around the region.

- Your travel costs will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and Sofia according to the following limits:

  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person, +30 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person, +45 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person, +50 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • Calculate your budget from HERE

  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!
- The organisers are going to meet you in Sofia and arrange a group transfer to the Synergy House in Djurovo Region.

- Participants will receive a YouthPass certificate after the project where you are expected to self-assess your own learning and you can add it to your CV.

What to bring?

- ID or Passport or any other document you use for travel.

- Towels, flip flops, hygiene products, and a hairdryer, if you need one.

- Medicine, if you have any specific illness or medical condition.

- Your flight tickets, bus tickets, train tickets, or any proof you have that you came to Sofia.

- Things to bring with you for the intercultural nights (Your national flag, some traditional clothes, food and traditional drinks from your region, the recipe of traditional dish).


Application deadline: No application deadline - ASAP

Arrival day: 4th of June 2024

Start of the program: 5th of June 2024

End of the program: 4th of July 2024

Departure day: 5th of July 2024

How to apply?

If you feel like joining this summer adventure in Bulgaria, fill in the application form as soon as possible. The host organisation will schedule a short zoom call and answer any questions that you might have.

More details

for more details about the project, check the info-pack, you will find all the detailed information about the volunteering project, also you will find the contact info of the organisers in the last slide of the info-pack

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By applying to this volunteering program, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes.

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