Fashion and Arts in Inclusion Settings| ESC Team Volunteering in Aruba (Fully Funded)

Open call for participants from all over Europe to join "TUR COS TA POSSIBLE", ESC Team Volunteering KIA (Korrektie Instituut Aruba), the prison of Aruba island. The project aims to provide daily different activities for the prisoners of KIA. This is opportunity its an exciting opportunity which will be unforgettable moment for each participant. This project is organised by Tur Cos Ta Posibel and co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps of the European Union.

Fashion and Arts in Inclusion Settings| ESC Team Volunteering in Aruba (Fully Funded)

About the Project

"Tur Cos Ta Posibel" invites volunteers from all over Europe and Aruba to join its two week ESC volunteering project which will take place in KIA, the prison of Aruba island. The volunteers will have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of the inmates in the women's wing of the prison. Over two weeks, the volunteer team will engage daily in various activities with the prisoners at KIA. These activities will encompass music and art production, fashion shows, sports, and games, alongside personal and professional development workshops. FAIS (Fashion and Arts in Inclusion Settings) promises to be a significant and impactful experience, allowing volunteers to make a difference in the KIA environment while gaining an enriching, rewarding, and unique experience to take home.

The most recent iteration of the project took place in July 2023, featuring eighteen volunteers from the ESC program and additional volunteers from local organizations in Aruba, such as Popcorn, Britannia Football Club, and Artisa. With the assistance of local artists, they produced impressive murals and, in collaboration with the Popcorn dancers, developed a choreography inspired by African tribal dances and music. Furthermore, they participated in numerous team-building workshops and created a music album. Throughout the project, the volunteers gained insights from the residents of KIA, and the residents, in turn, learned from the international volunteers.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

- Volunteers must be over 21 years and less than 31 years old by the start day of the project 

- Volunteers must be a resident in one of the following countries ( Albania, Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Réunion, Saint Martin (french part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St Pierre and Miquelon, Sweden, Ireland)

- Volunteers must be fluent in English, knowing Spanish and/or Papiamento would be a plus. 

Volunteers must exhibit significant empathy and sensitivity, along with strong adaptability, flexibility, and maturity.

 Beside from that will be required strong skills in one or more of the following fields: art, music, fashion design, beauty care, yoga, graphic design, social media and logistic.

Practical conditions

- Volunteers will be accommodated in a large youth house featuring male and female dormitories, showers, toilets, a large outdoor area, a large living room, and a kitchen where they will prepare their own meals.

- Local transport in Aruba will be arranged to and from the work activities and for some cultural visits.

- For free time, there is a bus stop right outside, and both the beach and shops are within walking distance.

- The group will have a collective budget for weekly grocery shopping and will be responsible for cooking and cleaning.

You will receive training in all aspects of the activity, along with obtaining a YOUTHPASS certificate by the end of the projrct, and support in creating it.

- According to ESC program rules, the travel costs for international travel from your country of residence to Aruba will be reimbursed up to the following limits after the project:

  • for travel distance between 10 and 99 km: 23 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 3000 and 3999 km: 530 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 4000 and 7999 km: 820 EUR / person
  • Calculate your budget from Erasmus+ Distance Calculator 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!


Application deadline: 18th of July 2024

Arrival day: 10th of October 2024

Departure day: 24th of October 2024

How to apply?

- Applications via ESC portal will not be accepted, you must apply by completing the application form which come with a covering letter - feel free to send a CV if you want but it is not obligatory. You can find the form at the following link: 

- After completing your application, send it as pdf to the contact person of the project, Lugi on this email:

- There will be a zoom call for applicants after the closing date - more details will be shared with the selected volunteers.

More details

To understand better what about the project and its activities, have a look to the previous edition from this BOOKLET ! , also you can find the project details 

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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