Location: Kaunas, Lithuania

Project name: Volunteer with Youngsters

Hosting organization: NGO “Actio Catholica Patria

Sending organization: Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Actio Catholica Patria is one of the first youth activity organizations in Lithuania, active since 1991 and providing social and cultural services to young people. The main goal of the organization is”A young individual ready to live independently”.Independence is understood as a state where a person is able to take care of himself and the people around him and is happy as an individual and a member of the community. The main goal of the Open Youth Centre “Vartai” is to provide social and safe employment services to young people (14-29) regardless of their social status. Vartai Youth Center operates an open space, where a young person can spend their free time in a safe environment (without violence, bullying, intoxication, etc.), engage in their favorite activities (various board, outdoor and other games, creative workshops, music, etc.), implement their ideas, discuss topics of interest to them and receive emotional support and guidance as needed.

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

Project period – 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2024

Deadline: No application deadline

How to apply? – Please get registration number, and apply through European Youth Portal (click the link)

How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have account on European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: 

Accommodation in a private room in a shared apartment – Monthly ticket for public transportation – Monthly food and pocket money (220 eur/month).

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

Volunteering group meetings once a month – Meeting with a mentor once a month – On-arrival and mid-term trainings – Online language learning – Participating in public solidarity events – Organization of info/promo solidarity events. We are looking for a volunteer, who is keen to create connection with youngsters in Open Youth Center. Creativity and reflective skills will be a tool for joining the team work. Also it is a value to understand youth work background, to be open to learn more and be open to find ways through suggesting different activities to build equal and respectful connection with youngsters. Volunteers priority is a participation in activities of open evenings. Organizing and executing activities with youngsters involvement. Participating in organizations and smaller team evaluations.