Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Project name: Long-term volunteering at Shelter for Mothers and Children in Tallinn

Hosting organization: Tallinna Lastekodu Ema ja Lapse Turvakodu

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Tallinn Children’s Home’s main objective is to ensure a safe and secure growing environment for children and young people without parental care and to support families with disabled children. The institution provides several different social services, with the biggest and most substantial of the provided services being the substitute home service. Tallinn Children’s Home is divided into 13 units: one of them is Shelter for Children and another is Shelter for Mothers and Children, both of which have hosted volunteers already since 2005. The main objective of Shelter for Mothers and Children is to protect mothers and children, but also to help mothers to get back their self-confidence and independence. The shelter helps mothers to manage and organize their lives, find a job, register at a food bank, etc. It is also important just to listen to their problems and to give them advice. More Information you can find here: https://estyes.ee/en/projects/shelter-for-mothers-and-children/

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

Project period:  02/10/2023 to 16/06/2024 (9 months)

Deadline: no application deadline

How to apply? – Please get a registration number, and apply through European Youth Portal 

(click the link). For Application, you can also follow the link: https://estyes.ee/en/projects/shelter-for-mothers-and-children/

How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have an 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, Russian

Accommodation, food, and transport arrangements: 

Volunteers will be placed in a flat that corresponds to normal Estonian living standards. Volunteers will have either single or double rooms and common rooms: equipped kitchen, WC, shower/bathroom, and living room. Usually, volunteers share a flat with other international volunteers and use local city transport to go to work. Volunteers will be provided with monthly pocket and food money and they will buy and prepare their own meals.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

The motivation for working with children – Experience in working with children or adults is a plus – Be open-minded and interested in working at a social organization – The volunteer can speak Russian at an intermediate level because the social workers at the center know only Estonian and Russian and at the same time, most mothers and children are Russian.