Volunteering opportunity in Lithuania

DATE: Sept 2022 – Sept 2023

LOCATION: Vilnius & Trakai, Lithuania

About ESTA Saltes

European Voluntary Service Association “SALTES” is a nongovernmental organization founded by ex-EVS volunteers with a goal to strengthen and promote non-formal education and volunteering at national and international level. SALTES also seeks to provide young people (including those with fewer opportunities) an opportunity for self and professional development through active involvement in non-formal based activities. To reach our goal we work to disseminate and promote volunteering and non-formal education ideas, to unite volunteers, to create volunteering traditions in Lithuania, to exchange best practices of youth work internationally, to raise the quality of youth work in the field of volunteering, to promote cultural cooperation and develop socio-cultural competences.

About the project

This is a project, that connects international long-term volunteers and their hosting organizations in Lithuanian cities (Vilnius and Trakai). While coordinating international volunteering projects “Europos savanoriu tarnybos asociacija Saltes”, as organization, has established good and long-lasting relationships with hosting organizations in Lithuania, that wants to continue their work with international volunteers, keep on hosting new ones. We see the value in this project, because both hosting organizations and volunteers will have the possibility to enhance their skills in an informal way, gain new skills, learn to collaborate better, to be more tolerant, to be responsible citizens, share experiences and enhance intercultural competencies.
ORGANIZATIONS: SOS Children’s village
Volunteering positions: 1
Dates: Sept 2022 – Sept 2023
Description: SOS Family Strengthening Program supports disadvantaged families at risk of separation by bolstering their capacity to protect and care for their children. SOS Children’s Village hopes to help families to learn look after themselves so that they can live independently in the long-term. Only in this way can we ensure that children are not left and that they grow up in their families. 25 children on average have an opportunity to visit our Day Care Centre every working day. Here they can do homework, play, interact, participate in group activities and attend cooking lessons. If it is necessary, children is also provided with psychological consultations and emotional expression strategy is applied.
ORGANIZATIONS: Kindergarten “Patirclu slenis”
Volunteering positions: 2
Dates: Sept 2022 – Sept 2023

Description: Kindergarten “Patirciu slenis” is looking for a long-term (12 months) volunteer. Kindergarten was established in 2016, it provides pre-school education for children from 1 to 7 years old kids. Kindergarten offers daily activities for kids, as well as different events, actions, different workshops. Volunteer will be helping kindergarten teachers to implement different activities for kids, organize events, workshops and etc. The Volunteers will also have a space to implement his/her ow ideas, projects, activities.
ORGANIZATIONS: Vilnius Open School
Volunteering positions: 3
Dates: Sept 2022 – Sept 2023

Description:  Vilnius Waldorf Open School is a community-based, non-profit educational institution working according to one of the concepts of non-traditional education – Waldorf – approved by the Ministry of Education. A school created by the parents and teachers of children with their own hands and hearts, and its growth is sponsored by the Waldorf School Association in Lithuania and Waldorf pedagogy experts from abroad. We started our business in September 2016 with one small class of freshmen.

Volunteer will be accommodated in a rented apartment together with other volunteers, each volunteer will have a separated room. Volunteer will be provided with monthly allowance (food and pocket money), monthly public transport ticket.

For application follow the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13AD99OiTDkyGwNLu2BUkqrwWrwaHO9kYg-iW3db-IGs/edit

The application deadline is July 26!