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EU launches new volunteer scheme

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By Euronews
EU launches new volunteer scheme

<p>It’s meant to be Europe’s answer to the United States Peace Corps.</p> <p>The European Solidarity Corps wants to encourage people between the age of seventeen and thirty to get involved in voluntary work.</p> <p>The European Commission wants to one hundred thousands young people sign up by the end of 2020. </p> <p>Participants can get involved for a period of between two and twelve months.</p> <p>Employees or trainees will receive a salary or an allowance. </p> <p>For volunteers, essential costs will be covered and they will also receive pocket money.</p>