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Evs Cover Letter Examples

Transcript of Motivation letter for EVS -writing guide-

Basic info

Who are you writing to?
Who are you? What do you do?
Your interests, hobbies, talents, ...
European Voluntery Service
Why have you decided to do EVS?
What do you expect to gain from the experience?
Have you already volunteered before?
If you haven't, explain why now is your moment :)
Write about the project you are applying for...
Why that topic?
What can you bring to the project?
Do have some previous experience in the topic?
If not... explain why do you want to gain it now :)
What do you expect to learn?

Which activities and tasks do you like?
Research about the organization: read the announcement carefully, look at the website/social networks if they have them ...

Why do you consider yourself the right volunteer for
that organization
and especially
that project
Write a bit about the country of the project...
Use diverse, varied and attractive vocabulary ...
Try not to repeat the words, search for synonyms etc.

before quantity
It's important what you write, not how long is the letter!

Ask for help your sending organization or a friend if you need some suggestions or advices after writing the letter
Motivation letter for EVS
~writing guide~

¡Good luck!
Something else...
Perfect letter DOESN'T exist
It all depends on the needs of the organizarion...

...if they don't choose you, it means that project wasn't perfect for you :)
for your project !!!
Remember that EVS is NOT...
...a language coruse!

...a paid job!

...an internship!

...a summer activity or vacation!
Más informaciones:

Why did you choose that country?
What do you know about the culture?
What attracts you to this country?
What do you hope to learn? (besides the language)

Pay attention to the structure of the letter
Motivation letter is
an elaborated CV
You shouldn't go repeating what is already written in your CV

Have positive attitude :)

Show that you really got to know the organization
Try to write more about what you can
to the project rather which would be your benefits

If you say that you know working in team.. How did you learn it? Where? Job, volunteer work, university, ...?
Here is a small guide for writing a motivation letter especially for European Voluntary Service projects!

Many thanks to the guys who participated in the workshops where we did the guide!

What is EVS?
And now some more tips about the form and content of the letter

Full transcript

Subject: EVS volunteers in France and Italy in 2017 for “MOVING PEOPLE IN VOLUNTEERING” project

I am excited to be writing to show up my keen interest for volunteer in your project which was advertised on website. I am a committed and motivated applicant, bring your company my knowledge of and experience with specialized in intercultural, and the ability to negotiable, resolve situations

I am currently doing master in Materials Science & Nanotechnology from University of Science & Technology of Hanoi and have been finished 6 months my internship for my master degree in Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS Toulouse- France. That brought me chance to work in professional and international environment. Moreover, I am very loved travelling and traveled around Europe include 7 countries and more than 20 cities. Apart from this, I did my Bachelor of Science, Engineering physics from University of Engineering & technology Hanoi. I hold a good thesis scoring A+. I tend to work hard and with valor. Working as a volunteer in your project would be a great chance for me to avail. I have attended INGO Vietnam and Friend project as an assistant coordinator and teach English to blind students with both national and international volunteers. This work was worth attending and provided me with additional experience and knowledge. I also worked as a research assistant for almost 4 years in Institute of Materials Science- Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology, Hanoi. But now I am finished this job and looking some work to do in international and intercultural environment. To be honest, I am not master at anything right now as I consider that without entering professional world I cannot learn the real tactics

I am a quick learner and able to work in versatile conditions. I would learn much as a volunteer. Furthermore, my knowledge in this field would be beneficial to your organization as well. Being a volunteer in your project I will utilize my interpersonal along with working skills. I desire and perfectly appear willing to travel to project sites. I have grip over my computer and language skill as well. I am eager to share my knowledge with people and based on certain experience I have become more culturally aware and appreciative of all people all around the world. My attributes make me a strong competitor and I hope you will consider my application and a chance of meeting would be worthwhile. My resume is attached to elaborate my personality. To work with you would be an incredible chance for me. I wish to start my journey towards my career from your organization. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a meeting at your earliest convenience.

Thanks for your time and consideration


Nguyen Manh Hung

CALLING for EVS volunteers in France and Italy in 2017.

SJ Vietnam: "MOVING PEOPLE IN VOLUNTEERING" project is calling for 2 long term Vietnamese volunteers in France and Italy.

*Duration: 6 months, from the 4th of January 2017.

*General volunteers profile

- 18-30 years old

- strong motivation to undertake an intercultural experience

- unemployed

- with fewer opportunities

- interested in international volunteering

* EVS tasks will include:

- to design of a personal project during the mobility that will be part of the OER and will focus of the involvement of disadvantaged youth;

- to prepare, support and implement 3 local workshops (one every two months); - to research about the impact of humanitarian aid, best practices, etc;

- to collect all the OER contents that CESIE will develop supported by the partner organisations.

**Costs covered by the project:

- travel costs (return tickets) up to → 1100 per participant

- VISA up to 300 euro per participant

- Food and accommodation

- Health insurance

- Italian and French language course

*** For those who is interested, please send your CV, motivation letter toworkcamp@sjvietnam.org, with subject: EVS volunteer for France or Italy.


*** DEADLINE: 1/11/2016

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