What is akzente? akzente Salzburg is the coordinating organisation in Salzburg (2014-1-AT02-KA110-001107, PIC: 948692884). akzente Salzburg coordinates the application process, the administrational background and the arrival of the volunteers. akzente is responsible for the application work (together with the host organisations and the sending organisations) and will also take care of the final report, after the host organisations and the volunteers have evaluated it together.
Will there be other EVS volunteers in Salzburg? The volunteers who are doing their EVS in Salzburg are mainly together with up to twelve other volunteers from other European countries. This means there’s always somebody to talk and to spend some time with. They will also meet regularly at akzente for the so called EVS breakfast or at akzente freetime activities.
How about local transport? The host organisation is responsible for local transport. The volunteers who live in/close to the city of Salzburg will receive a bike or a bus ticket for the entire city of Salzburg, this means you can visit each other regularly or meet in the city. (If you receive a bike or a bus ticket depends on your host organisations. Usually going by bike is much quicker and also more comfortable than going by bus.)
Where will I live? Most volunteers will live in a student home in the city of Salzburg, others at host families or shared flats. Here you can find some information about Salzburg: Salzburg
How much pocket money will I receive? If your project starts in May 2018 or later you will receive € 150,- per month. If you start your EVS before you will receive € 120,- per month.
What about food and food money? In some host organisations (like Inse and Seniorenresidenz) food is provided. If you get food twice a day like in Insel you receive € 100,- food money a month. If you get food once a day like at Seniorenresidenz you’ll receive € 165,- a month. In case you do not get any food at the project you will receive € 220,- food money per month. If you need special diet please write this in your application!
How many hours will I work? Will I get any holidays? EVS is a full time volunteering service. As an EVS volunteer you will work about 30 – 38 hours a week. Every week you will have two consecutive days off. You’ll get two days holiday per month which can be taken in accordance with the hosting organisation. Some organisations close during the Christmas and Easter holidays. In this case you need to take your holidays when the hosting organisation is closed.
Who will organize the travel to Salzburg and back home? Your sending organisation is responsible for helping you with the arrangement of the travel to Salzburg. If you wish akzente can help you with the arrangement of the travel back home.
Will I need extra money? The participation in an EVS activity is free of charge for volunteers, with the exception of a possible contribution for travel costs if the Erasmus+ grant does not fully cover these costs.
Food money and pocket money will be enough to cover your living expenses. If you want to travel around, go to concerts, to the cinema, and so on, we recommend you to bring some extra money, if your economical situation allows it. It’s also important for you to know that you might need to pay some things in advance and get the money for it back later. For example if you need to go to Vienna (or another city) for your on arrival- or for your mid term training you need to pay the tickets on your own in advance. After the training you hand in the tickets and get the money back (between € 70 and € 150,-, depending on your age).
Do I need to bring a sleeping bag and kitchen stuff? akzente or your hosting organisation provides you with the most necessary things for living such as a pillow, blanket and bed clothes. You will also get a kitchen box with a pan, a pot, glasses and cups, plates and cutlery. We do not provide towels, hair dryers or irons.
What is expected from me as a volunteer? It’s important that you only apply for projects that you are really interested in. Please read the descriptions carefully! You’ll spend 30 - 38 hours there every week so it’s important that are you are really motivated and interested in the work of the hosting organisation!