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Volunteering in Maarjaküla for Solidarity Tartu Home

Foundation Maarja Village

Tartu, Estonia

Project description

Foundation Maarja Village is a competence centre for people with learning disability. Our aim is to support people with learning disability to become equal members of Estonian society. Volunteers accompany inhabitants of Maarja village. Creating activities and workshops with them, assisting them with their daily activities etc. On Tuesdays, volunteers have reflection day, tutor and mentor meetings and time to create their own initiative projects. That day will also be used for learning experiences that might not have to be connected with Maarja village work activities: getting to know local community and participating activities there, getting to know Estonia and Estonian people.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The accommodation costs are covered. Volunteer will live in a shared flat equipped with all the necessary utilities for comfortable living. The flat will be located not far from the activities place. Each month volunteer’s receive pocket and food money. The transportation from home country to Estonia and back will be covered according to the distance calculator of Erasmus+ program. The local transport card or a bicycle will be provided.

Training during the project

The volunteer will have an on-arrival and mid-term training provided by the Estonian National Agency. Every 10 weeks a meeting with all the volunteers and coordinators will take place in different parts of Estonia to evaluate the progress of the volunteering projects, to set goals, socialize and discover new locations in Estonia. To apply, fill in this application form and add your CV and motivation letter: https://forms.gle/B1bwSZqR2k2gYZCT8

Volunteer profile

One of the principles of Maarja Village, is to have no discrimination towards gender or background of volunteers. As mentioned before, one of our main ideas why we welcome all candidates, regardless of their background, is to develop our organization by meeting different challenges and providing young people possibilities to be valued member of our foundation. Our experience shows, that it does not matter if the volunteer has had any previous contact with the area of special needs. We prefer volunteers, who are interested in our way of life. 18-30 years old.

Activity Dates

A total of 51 week(s) during the period 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021


Activity Location

Tartu Estonia


Looking for volunteers from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom


Activity Topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 14/07/2020