Doing your European Voluntary Service at the Charity Centre for Refugees

Moldova is a small country in Eastern-Europe, situated between Romania in the West and Ukraine in the East. The capital Chisinau is by far Moldova’s most populous city with a population of about 700.000 people. Moldova is known for its friendly climate, delicious wine, green hills and healthy local food. As an ESC volunteer you will have the chance to get to know the country and its people, learn a new language (either the official language Romanian or Russian) and above all gain valuable experience as a volunteer.

ESC, short for European Solidarity Corps, is part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ program that gives young people the chance to volunteer abroad for up to 12 months. As an ESC volunteer you will receive accommodation, health insurance, pocket money for daily spending, language lessons and even a flight ticket. As such ESC is a perfect way for those who want to live abroad for a while, meet a new culture, take a break from studies or gain experience from working with a local NGO in a different country!

Within its collaboration with the SALTO-YOUTH Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre (a network of eight Resource Centres working on European priority areas within the youth field), and “ADVIT Europa Fara Frontiere” (ADVIT stays for Association for Development, Voluntary Service and Information for Youth), The Charity Centre for Refugees has been hosting European volunteers for more than 10 years, collaborating with about 30 volunteers from countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, UK, etc., with different professional background.

CCR has been keen to provide to its ESC volunteers a space, relevant conditions and an appropriate working environment, where the volunteers receive the needed support, supervision and guidance within the Integration project of Refugees and asylum seekers in the Republic of Moldova.

For more information about ESC you can visit the following websites:

Erasmus+: Official site from the EU with more information on Erasmus+ and EVS.


Association for Development, Voluntary Service and Information for Youth: ADVIT works to promote and facilitate volunteering in Moldova.


SALTO YOUTH: Salto Youth works within the Erasmus+ Youth program in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.