The preparations for the 12th Edition of the EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit, to take place in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria from 14th to 19th July are in full swing. Applications are open and the call for participants can be downloaded on the our website www.efilsummersummit.org.

The early bird application already closed, but we are still encouraging and accepting applications until the 22th of April. We recommend you to sign up as soon as possible to ensure a spot at the one of the biggest AFS gatherings in Europe and cheaper travelling options!

The teams

In planning this year VSS we are happy to work with a talented and highly motivated team of volunteers. All our amazing volunteers have been selected and are eager to get their hands dirty. By following the VSS website, you will be able to get to know each person in the team better.

The preparatory meeting

In February the prep team met in Vienna, to draft the objectives and agenda of this year’s VSS.
The topic of this years VSS is #AFSEffect: Volunteering for Impact. Volunteers are the backbone of most AFS activities and their commitment to making the local community a better place is outstanding. However, the complexity of today’s world with its multitude of communication channels and its overload of information make it difficult to obtain the momentum needed for social transformation. Through a series of workshops, this year’s VSS wants to empower volunteers with tools, best-practices, and innovative approaches in order to maximise their social impact online as well as offline!

To be always up to date with the VSS news keep a look at the news section on our website and also follow us on social media such as Instagram (@efilvss) and Facebook (EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit).

Looking forward to seeing you in Austria!