Long term ESC project in Latvia!

Location: Valmiera, Latvia

Project name: Volunteering for community

Hosting Organization – Valmieras novada fonds

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Senior Residence is home for elderlies who either don’t have relatives or who stay here 24/7 because of illness that require regular attention. Volunteers normally work here from 9 or 10:00 until ~14-15:00. You will spend your time with seniors:  read books and newspapers (with or for them), just talk with them, play board games or cards, organize outdoor activities, excursions or creative workshops, come up with your own initiatives.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – October 2019 to September 2020 (1 year)

Deadline: 13 September 2019

How to apply? – Please send your CV and Motivation to: evs@csyo-az.org

All costs are covered by ESC

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Senior Residence “Valmiera” will host 2 volunteers, mainly working together. Because residence has two buildings, volunteers can sometimes split up between those buildings. Also, each volunteer is welcome to come up with his/her own initiatives. Due to delays, dates can be negotiated with each volunteer. Arrival – as soon as possible. 6 volunteers will be accommodated in the apartment in Valmiera, rented by the foundation for EVS. Apartment has fully equipped kitchen, WC, bathroom, heating system, internet. Each room hosts 1-3 volunteers. Accommodation is located within 15-30 min walk from work, as Valmiera is not too big town. City buses are available. Also, 4 bicycles are available for volunteers to share. Food money is 150 €/month, which covers food and basic household stuff. It is enough for homemade meals or our contracted diners, some meals at simple restaurants and even high-class restaurant couple of times a month. For example, our office has daily lunch in diner for 2-3 €. Pocket money is 4 €/day, and can be used for whatever you want. No reports needed.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

It does not matter if you are a girl or a boy. It does not matter if you have just graduated secondary school or if you have had 10 years of working experience. You only have to be open-minded, willing to learn as well as to be away from your home sweet home for 11,5 months! We expect our volunteer to be:  aged between 17-30 years because Erasmus+ programme says so; enthusiastic and responsible because seniors and your colleagues will appreciate it; full of ideas because it will make your volunteering more fun – new initiatives (smaller or bigger) diversify your daily life and routine of seniors; patient because your seniors might be slower than you;  with strong motivation because you have to be aware of your customers, their specific needs and behaviour. 

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