International volunteer in Estonia – “SOLIDARITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY”
We’re looking for volunteers from EU countries for a long-term volunteering project in Estonia.
The ESC volunteer project “Solidarity in the 21st century”, initiated by VitaTiim NGO, aims to increase local community awareness of solidarity and take practical actions to implement solidarity activities in the society of Ida-Virumaa region.
The aim will be achieved through the implementation of volunteering activities by 10 young volunteers (18-30 years old) from Hungary, Germany, Spain, Georgia, France, Ukraine, Austria, Italy during 8-12 months (01.09.2019 to 30.08.2020) in 9 Receiving Organisations in Narva and Kohtla-Jarve cities.
Who are we?
NGO VitaTiim is a non-formal learning centre founded in 2008. Our mission is to create an inspiring international environment for Ida-Virumaa people in order to promote participation in lifelong learning and effective implementation of competences on the way of personal development in the global world. Our most important task is to make young and grown-up people believe in their own capabilities.
Examples of typical tasks and activities for the volunteers:
A Language Cafe is a sociable and friendly way to practice languages without attending formal classes. An EVS volunteer runs weekly English and his/her mother tongue Language Cafés at VitaTiim. It includes the following tasks: to promote Language Café and provide visibility of it, to be in contact with the participants of Language Café and involve them into participation on the highest possible level, to prepare topics and methods for Language Café and to run and lead Language Café.
Visits to schools
visiting secondary and vocational schools in Narva and running lessons for students (mainly 14-19 year old) in order to introduce to them volunteer’s culture and country, European Voluntary Service and Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme possibilities in general. Volunteer will be encouraged to make these lessons with the principles of non-formal education, taking into consideration different learning styles and putting into practice varied working methods. Support from VitaTiim’s staff will be provided.
Assistance at VitaTiim non-formal learning centre’s daily work
communication with clients (especially those interested in international experience, working and studying abroad, practicing English/another foreign language, intercultural learning etc), taking pics and video shooting during the events, promoting multiculturalism and learning mobility, participating and assisting in project activities and educational programmes.
Running a blog or video-blog.
Working on EVS promotion – creating presentations and materials about EVS, planing and preparing visibility and dissemination activities (e.g. Living Library), networking with other EVS volunteers.
Work with local volunteers
the volunteer will assist VitaTiim NGO staff to develop voluntary work on a local level
Developing and implementing own initiative
Working in VitaTiim NGO’s partner organizations.
We would like to plan it in order to provide organizations with experience of cooperation with the volunteer from abroad and to encourage them to apply for EVS accreditation later on.
To do that we will provide partner organizations with training about EVS and its principles.
Benefits & expectation
Volunteers will learn by doing, observing, and following. We expect the following impact: increased awareness of different cultures and ability to interact and collaborate with their representatives efficiently; better creativity, performing skills, entrepreneurship, planning and time-management; team working skills.
01.09.2019 – 30.08.2020
Learn more about European Solidarity Corps
More information about the project can be found here:
If you are interested in the project, please, send us your CV and motivation letter as soon as possible to