The fees below are based on how many other beds you share the room with. A four bed bedroom is the standard, and the cheapest option going all the way to a single bedroom. All bedrooms have their own bathroom with shower options, and all beds are single beds.
Step 1: Apply
By logging in to MySummit here on the webpage, you can apply for the VSS in a few minutes! Once you have filled in all the required information, you will receive an email from EFIL confirming your application.
Step 2: Admission to the VSS and finalizing registration
Your national AFS organisation has to confirm that you are a volunteer and that they approve your application. Once we have a reply by your national office, we will send you an email telling you whether you have been approved or not for participation.
Important: Approval to participate in the VSS doesn’t mean your office will sponsor your participation, so please make sure to check with your AFS organisation if you are not sure. – In case you cannot participate to the VSS because you did not get a scholarship, you have to cancel via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only cancellations to this email are valid!
Step 3: Start your registration
As soon as you get the admission email, you can start the registration in your My Summit account. Here you will have to choose your room type, inform us about dietary restrictions etc. Do it soon as there is limited number of beds in each category.
Step 4: Make the payment
Once you filled out the registration you can pay the registration fee. You cannot continue to the workshop selection until we have received your payment. The payment can either by done via bank transfer or PayPal.
Step 5: Book your means of travel to the VSS
Please make sure to keep ALL receipts and tickets for your travels to and from the venue as you will need to hand them in once you arrive at the VSS.
Step 6: Finish the registration
After the confirmation of your payment, you can sign up for workshops and inform us about your travel plans. You will only be able to sign up for workshops once you have transferred the registration fee.
If all the necessary information is entered you finally made it, you will get an email with the final confirmation including your workshops and room type.
In case you cannot go to the VSS or decide to withdraw your registration, you will need to cancel your registration by sending an e-mail to Nicolas Martig in the EFIL office. Please note that these cancellation fees will be charged:
- If you cancel after the 5nd of May 2019, we will require a 50 Euro fee.
- If you cancel after the 26st of May 2019, you will be charged 50% of the registration fee.
- If you cancel after 16th of June 2019, there will be no reimbursement.
Once you register on the website, we assume that you will be a participant and accept the terms and therefore the cancellation policy.
If the cancellation fee is not paid, we will have to exclude you from other EFIL activities. Exceptions can be arranged for visa applicants.
The Volunteer Summer Summit is the yearly flagship event of the European Federation for Intercultural Learning. It brings 200+ volunteers together from all over Europe to engage them in intercultural learning activities to strengthen their volunteering engagement and facilitation skills.
EFIL is an umbrella organisation of the exchange organisation American Field Service and counts 29 member associations in Europe. EFIL promotes intercultural understanding among countries, organisations and citizens, and actively helps its members to operate within the European environment.
The address of EFIL is Roger Vandendriesschelaan 18, B, 1150 Brussels, Belgium. The preparatory team is spread across the continent.