How can I apply?

Do you feel you want to make a difference? Join Interreg Volunteer Youth!

If you are younger than 31 and older 18, and you come from a European Country or its partner countries, you can become an IVY volunteer.

Partner countries are:  Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus*, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, North Macedonia, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Palestine, Republic of Moldova, Russia*, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.


Applying is very simple: send an email to with your CV.

If you would like to apply for a specific placement offer, let us know: if your profile fits the needs of the offer, we will be happy to share your profile with the host organisation.

In case you are generally interested to participate in IVY but don't see the perfect offer for you, contact us anyway and let us know that you would like to take part.

*Following the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, the European Commission has suspended the cooperation with Russia and its ally Belarus in the European Neighbourhood Instrument cross-border cooperation programmes (ENI CBC). The decision includes also their participation in the IVY Programme, and therefore also the involvement of candidates from Belarus and Russia.

How does the selection process work?

STEP 1: Pre-selection of candidates

The coordinating organisation (AEBR) shares suitable profiles with the host organisation. The profiles are chosen for each offer taking into account the host organisation's specific needs in terms of language skills and other competences which are essential to be able to support activities planned. 

STEP 2: Selection of the volunteer

The host organisation chooses the successful candidate(s) by setting up interviews with all or some of the pre-selected candidates and informs then the selected volunteer.

For further information, go to the FAQs section (and sub-sections) of this website: or get in touch with us by writing at