The European Youth Card for Young Volunteers

Powered by EYCA and the European Commission, the European Volunteer Card gives young people in EU-funded volunteer programmes access to tens of thousands of discounts and opportunities available in over 30 countries in the youth card network.

Click here to read more about the partnership between EYCA and the European Commission for the European Volunteer Card. Go to the European Youth Portal to find out more about the volunteering opportunities and join the programme!

Are you going abroad as an Erasmus+ volunteer? Read on!

First of all, thank you for volunteering! We’re sure you’re going to have a wonderful time and we’re happy to help you make the most of it.

You should receive your European Volunteer Card soon after starting your service. The cards are issued automatically after you have been registered for insurance. Your card is valid for 18 months and can be used both at home and when travelling. You can see all the discounts available across Europe here.

Your card is sent by post to either your hosting or sending organisation. The card should arrive within one month of your starting your service. If you are registered for insurance well ahead of your service, we will send the card to your sending organisation so you can start using it immediately.

EYCA is by your side after the COVID-19 outbreak

The past few months have been hard on everyone, including young people. This is why the European Commission and the European Youth Card Association have decided to extend the validity of all digital European Youth Cards issued under the EVS Special Edition.

This is nothing but a small thank you from our side to all those young people that every day contribute to a better society and a more united Europe through volunteering.

Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards

Every year, the European Youth Card Association and the European Commission launch the Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards. In 2019, 11 young volunteers were awarded for sharing their story about volunteering in another country as part of the European Voluntary Service programme.

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Request a replacement card

Have you started your service over a month ago and your card hasn’t arrived yet? Or maybe you've lost your card? Please fill in the form below to request a replacement card and we will send you one asap.