Pre-departure training gives volunteers an opportunity to talk about their
expectations, develop their motivation and obtain information on their host
country. They may also be able to meet and speak to ex-volunteers. Pre-departure
training is compulsory for all volunteers.
The objective of on-arrival training, which takes place upon arrival in the host
country, is to introduce volunteers to their host country and their host
environment, and to help them get to know each other. In some cases, on-arrival
training might be organized by the host organizations themselves (minimum 5 EVS volunteers) in line with the guidelines provided by the European