Location: Estonia (different youth centers all over Estonia)

Project name: Open Youth Work

Coordinating organization: ASSOCIATION OF ESTONIAN OPEN YOUTH CENTERS

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: 

The ESC Volunteering Partnership project “Open Youth Work” aims to promote opportunities and improve the quality of international youth work, to develop respect and tolerance, to support social and cultural diversity, and to improve competencies for international and multicultural activities and societal life among young people, youth workers, and community members. Open youth centers are professional non-formal educational environments providing a diverse variety of services and activities to local young people aged 7-26. Youth centers follow the principles of open youth work- permit open access to all of the youth, diverse opportunities for leisure time, support for young people, and their ideas, space for socializing, and partnership. Youth centers have the capacity to work with youth from different backgrounds and be socially inclusive. They are flexible in their activities, introduce different perspectives, and develop critical thinking and tolerance. Youth participation starting from the grassroots level is a key to social inclusion and to mutual dialogue. This is how the future is made. 

During the volunteering service, the participant will be involved in the daily activities of the youth centre and will be provided opportunities for initiatives and collaboration with associated partners in the hosting community. The participant will be able to co-create their own volunteering journey and contribute with their own ideas and skills. 

More info: Infopack

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

Project period – 01/11/2021 to 01/07/2023  (9 or 12 months during this period)

Deadline: Vacancies will be filled as a result of the ongoing calls as soon as the hosting organizations have selected a suitable candidate. 

How to apply? – Please fill in the Application Form 

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: 

Volunteer will be granted : 

International transportation reimbursement (to the max. amount), CIGNA insurance, 4€ pocket money per day, 6€ food allowance per day, Accommodation, Work-related transportation.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

Aged 18 – 30 years; Motivated to volunteer; Able to communicate in English; A genuine interest in youth work; Willing to try and learn new things; Flexible and reliable; Interested in communication and cooperation with young people; Able to work in a team-oriented environment but also to be able to take their own initiative; Responsible, creative, curious, and Open-minded; Good communication and empathy skills; Able to support and stimulate different types of leisure activity, from indoor to outdoor activities; Ready to take some initiative over time to contribute to the activities of the youth centre; Competences in artistic expression and/or experience in sports or music field are very welcomed; The true will to overcome the possible language barrier with the children and to learn Estonian; Willing to live in Estonia, to experience the local life, culture, and Nordic climate.