Next Chapter 3.0 | ESC Teams Volunteering in Bulgaria (Fully Funded)

Open call for young people who eager to help the local community in Bulgaria by creating a healthy environment and discover the Bulgarian culture for one month by joining an ESC teams Volunteering project "Next Chapter 3.0" 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.

Next Chapter 3.0 | ESC Teams Volunteering in Bulgaria (Fully Funded)

About the Volunteering

"Next Chapter 3.0" is a 4-week volunteering project for 12 participants legally residing in the European Solidarity Corps programme countries. The project is built on the concept of creating healthy environment that fosters a healthy lifestyle and positive well-being for the local community in Djurovo region and the volunteers as well. The volunteers has three pillars which are:-

- 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 & personal MarkA big part and beauty of this volunteering is about living together with people from different countries and building your own community: creating rules, activities, agreements and fun.

- Connecting with locals: One of the project aspects is to reach out and connect with the local community, as well as start common initiatives in the surrounding area. The project aims to build connections with locals and organise activities for/with them in general and during the Next Chapter project.

Eligibility| Who can apply?

This opportunity is for 12 participants legally residing in European Solidarity Corps Programme countrieseven those who have completed 14 months of EVS/ ESC individual volunteering programs.

- Participants must be aged between18-30 years old (not older than 31 on July 8, 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 the Summer Experiential Learning Centre by Synergy Bulgaria. This house is recently opened in June 2023 to provide space for young people to explore themselves through hands on work proximity to nature and building community with people from other cultures. 

- 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.

- Minivan is 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: 8th of July 2024

Start of the program: 9th of July 2024

End of the program: 7th of August 2024

Departure day: 8th of August 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.

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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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