Location: Gulbene, Latvia

Project name: Volunteering project in Latvia

Hosting organisation: Gulbenes Novada

Sending organisation: “Common Sense” Youth Organisation

Purpose of the project: 

This project is coordinated by the Gulbene Municipality Education Department. The European Solidarity Corps gives us the opportunity to host four youngsters from different countries to have an important intercultural and professional growth by doing a long term voluntary work, 10 months long (maybe even longer) for one of two pre-school education institutions in Gulbene Municipality countryside. The project aims to provide a supportive environment for

volunteers to work and gain intercultural experience, personality development, offering stable working structure in the organisation, as well as the possibility to show initiative; to expand public knowledge about the European and local voluntary work promoting intercultural dialogue and expanding horizons. The main work areas are pre-school institutions (kids from 1 to 7 years old), as well as initiatives in the local community. Main tasks are to help kindergarten stuff; assist on different daily activities and organise different activities based on own ideas

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

Project period – November/2023 to June/2024 (10 months)

Deadline: 25/09/2023

How to apply? – Please get a registration number, and apply by sending CV and cover letter: lauris.skenders@gulbene.lv and evs@csyo-az.org
How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have an account on European Youth
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: 

Plane and bus tickets will be fully covered by the project financing, but the purchase will be organized either by the volunteer, or by the sending organization. When travelling by plane, volunteers should arrive in the capital of Latvia – Riga. The transfer from Riga airport to Gulbene will be provided by Gulbene Municipality. During the volunteering activities local public transport will be available. The volunteer will get 5 euros a day as pocket money (around), and 210 euros for food. We will help the volunteer out to open a Latvian bank account. Municipality will help to organize all things related with getting Latvian ID number in the migration department.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

✔ Organise activities in kindergarten;

✔ Between 18 and 30 years;

✔ Possess good command of English (ability to clearly understand and

communicate with others in English);

✔ Help teachers in kindergarten daily life

✔ Work with local public institutions – youth centres, schools, cultural centres.

✔ Communicative and sociable.

✔ Ideally stay for a year

Sending organisation information 

Name of the sending organisation: “Common Sense” Youth Organisation 

OID number : E10200624

City and country of your sending organisation: Sumgait, Azerbaijan

Person in charge (name and surname): Ramiz Aliyev

E-mail of the person in charge: evs@csyo-az.org