Signing up for the Greater Region’s Environmental Voluntary Service

The Greater Region’s Environmental Voluntary Service (service citoyen écologique dans la Grande Région - SCEGR) allows young people to receive between 9 and 12 months of guidance and training during which they will be actively involved in a project relating to the environment and sustainable development in the Greater Region.

Who is concerned

All youths residing in Luxembourg, aged 18 to 25, can sign up for this voluntary service.

Luxembourg residents may sign up to do their service in one of the other parts of the Greater Region participating in this programme, specifically in Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate or Wallonia.

Preliminary steps

The National Youth Service (Service national de la Jeunesse – SNJ) recommends that interested youths take part in at least one of its information sessions relating to the programme. Participation in these information sessions is free of charge and does not entail any commitment to sign up for the service. Youths can register for the information sessions via the “Agenda” page on the website.

Information on procedures and activities may be obtained by interested youths directly from local staff in the part of the Greater Region where they wish to do their service (Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate or Wallonia).

How to proceed

Choice of mission

Interested youths sign up as volunteers with the SNJ as an applicant for an SCEGR and choose a mission in a field relating to the environment and sustainable development in one of the other parts of the Greater Region.

To select a mission, youths may browse the pages providing information on the programme partners in Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia.

It is important for youths to begin researching options relatively early in the year in order to maximise their chances of obtaining the desired mission.

Volunteers may opt for one of the missions proposed.

It is worth noting that the number of hours worked, the number of leave days as well as a possible allowance vary depending on the country selected for the Environmental Voluntary Service.

Preparing the stay abroad

Luxembourg residents elaborate upon and/or fine-tune the details of their missions in collaboration with the host structures. Once their project has been approved, it is recommended that volunteers stay in touch with the host structure so that they can prepare their trip and the mission in the best possible conditions.

Volunteers are advised that participation in the training and preparation sessions proposed by the host structure is mandatory.

Stay abroad

In September or October, each applicant with an approved project travels to the selected part of the Greater Region to carry out a voluntary mission of between 9 and 12 months with a non-profit organisation. This organisation must be actively involved in the environment, nature, ecology or sustainable development. In the field, the volunteer will be assisted on a day-to-day basis by a mentor.

As the SCEGR is governed by the legal framework of Luxembourg law relating to voluntary service programmes, participating youths may enjoy all the advantages guaranteed by the law (including financial assistance).

The mission also provides an opportunity for youths to learn or improve their skills in a foreign language depending on the country selected.

They also attend topical seminars in the Greater Region to meet other volunteers and take part in practical workshops.

Forms / Online services

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