The Volunteer Summer Summit (VSS) is EFIL’s largest training, every summer gathering almost 200 volunteers from all over Europe and beyond for a 3-day educational event filled with opportunities for learning, best practice sharing, networking, and fun.

After a 2-year break, EFIL is relaunching the 13th Volunteers Summer Summit in 2022! This year’s VSS will take place in Namur, Belgium, and will focus on the theme of Global Citizenship Education.

Read the call for participants and
Apply now!

To know more about the program, the theme and team of the VSS, how to register, and much more check the information below. If you have any questions you can read the FAQ or write an email to [email protected]

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Requirements for applying:

  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • You must be able to work independently in English
  • You must take part in all programme activities
  • Your participation must be confirmed by your national AFS office

DEADLINE: 26 June 2022


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Q: How do I change my accommodation type?

A: Send an email to Simay ([email protected]), she will see if there is space in your preferred accommodation and make the changes for you.

Q: How can I cancel my participation?

A: Cancellations are only accepted via email to Simay ([email protected]).

Q: Will I be supported by my AFS organisation?

A: – There will be two rounds of confirmation by offices. After each deadline, those who have applied will be notified by Simay if they have been confirmed to participate or not.

– Regarding the financial support of AFS organisations, this is up to each individual organisation and is not in the hands of the EFIL’s Secretariat. Please refer to your national organisation with questions regarding financial support.