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The European Scout Voluntary Programme (ESVP), is open to all young people aged between 18 and 30 who are members of any recognised WOSM member association worldwide.
Throughout this page you’ll access the initial information about the staff programme offered by the participating sites. However, it is then up to you to contact the sites for more specific information, and then to complete the relevant application process for the chosen site.
All participants are eligible to receive travel support for taking part in ESVP.


Have a look at the different centres available through the programme:


CZ - Kapraluv Mlyn
The mission of the Kapraluv mlyn Scout Environmental Education Centre is to enable first-hand experience of children and youth with the natural world. Surroundings of Kapraluv mlyn are unique textbook of natural history awaiting to win hearts of young readers.


UK - Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre


UK - Woodhouse Park Scout Activity Centre


UK - Youlbury Scout Activity Centre


WOSM - Kandersteg International Scout Centre


UK - Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre


UK - Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre


UK - Broadstone Warren Scout Site and Activity Centre


UK - Bonaly Outdoor Centre


UK - Blackwell Court Scout Centre


UK - Belchamps


UK - Beaudesert Park


SE - Vässarö Scout Centre


SE - Scout Camp Ransberg


PT - Rover Centre Drave


PT - Centro Nacional de Formação Ambiental São Jacinto


PL - Scout Centre Roza Wiatrow


PL - Scout and Guide Centre Perkoz


PL - National Scout Centre Glodowka


NL - Scoutcentrum Rotterdam


NL - Scoutcenter Buitenzorg


DK - Stevninghus Scout Centre


DK - Naesbycentret


DK - Hoens Odde Spejdercenter


DK - Arresøcentret


DE - Pfadfinderburg Rieneck


DE - International Guide and Scout Centre Bucher Berg


DE - Bundeszentrum Immenhausen


AT - Pfadfinderdorf Zellhof - International Scout and Guide Centre


FR - Centre National de Mèlan Les Feux Nouveaux


FR - Centre National de Formation Château de Jambville


FR - Centre National de Bécours


UK - Downe Scout Activity Centre


UK - Great Tower Scout Activity Centre


RO - Nocrich Scout Centre


IS - Ulfljotsvatn Scout Centre

 SCENES centre
SCENES centre*
 ESVP only centre
ESVP only centre




Take also in consideration the criteria for enrolling in the ESVP programme:
•    the scheme is confined to participants coming from countries within the European Scout Region or to participants from the Boy Scouts of America under a special programme
•    each European participant will benefit from a fixed amount of EUR 100 as support for her/his travel to the centre
•    the sum for reimbursements will be sent to the centre, latest by the 30 June. It is the responsibility of the centre to distribute the support to its staff
•    there will be no need for copies of the travel documents
•    members of Boy Scouts of America (with whom the European Region has a special agreement) will continue to receive a rebate of travel costs based on an agreed amount – effected through the centre (with a deadline of 31 July)
•    BSA members will have to provide copies of their travel documents
•    there is only one form to be filled and this will be done by the Centre
•    the deadline for filling the form is 15 May
•    a link to the new online form to be filled by Scout Centres can be found in the “user menu” of registered users (if you are a Centre manager or member of the administration team dealing with ESVP – please register using the module in the top right corner of the site)


* To know more about SCENES CENTRES click here


Your project is on-the-go and some more sources of information are always helpful in order go for the extra mile and take the best of it. Have a look at the resources available and don't forget to contact your scout association international team for more information and support.

Study, Work, Volunteering

Whether you are visiting a country, moving there for a couple of months (to study, work or volunteer), or living there already, a number of resources will show you where to start to find the information you need.

Where to go

Eager to travel but don’t know where to start? The following pages will help you learn more about this patchwork continent and beyond and explain you the best way to get there. Information on all the practicalities you need to be aware on a number of destinations is provided.

Tell the story

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