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Haljala Noortekeskus

description of organisation

Haljala Noortekeskus was established in 2002 by youth living in the area. Main aim is to provide various workshops for youth so that they could spend their leisure time in active and creative way. Youth centre is based on the idea of open space meaning that everybody in between the age 16 to 26 is invited to participate in the activities held by the centre.
Youth centre organises events on topics like environment, health care, culture and social theatre workshops are held to develop problem solving skills.
Haljala Youth Centre has organized different events: Table Game Turnaments, movienights, different theme-parties, visiting other youth centres in the area and so on.

Future volunteer will have the opportunity to work with young people who live in a rural area and come from different social background. We include the volunteer into our daily activities which enable him/her to organise different workshops with the youth workers of the centre, also to become a participant in trainings in which our own youth workers participate. As the volunteer will work closely with local children she/he is in a very good position in finding out what the children long for and thus initiate her/his own project ideas. She/he is also welcome to cooperate with other institutions in Haljala parish. Through his/her service volunteer will become more familiar with the social and cultural background of Haljala community. The volunteer will act as an ambassador in the community connecting the institutions and developing activities.

Main role of the volunteer will be assisting local youth worker and youth center's manager in their daily activities and support the Culture House and Kindergarten. In the youth center the volunteer will contribute to the drawing, table games, social theatre and handy craft workshops. Youth Center is also used by local Youth Council whose activities the future volunteer can participate.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences
Economic obstacles