Working with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lithuania

Working with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lithuania

Vilniaus arkivyskupijos Caritas Uzsienieciu integracijos programa

Vilnius, Lithuania

Activity description

Vilnius Archdiocese Caritas Foreigners Integration Program is established to help refugees, asylum seekers and other foreigners establish their lives in Lithuania. This program has two centres around the country - in the capital Vilnius and in a small town Pabradė. In both of these centres people are provided a variety of services: social, psychological and legal counseling, leisure opportunities, internet connection, skill and language development, community support, etc. It is our goal to provide migrants with a place where they can feel safe, become a part of a community and get various help. The volunteers' main task is to try to establish a community spirit among regular visitors in the center. It includes tasks such as organizing events, conducting workshops, courses and language classes, organizing free time activities, helping in children day and summer camps and most importantly - just socializing with people.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteer will be provided monthly food money. Daily commute and other necessary transport expenses will be covered. Accommodation will be found according to our budget and volunteers needs - volunteer can expect to at least live in a separate room, provided with all necessary utilities (fridge, oven, etc.), hopefully not to far away from the city centre. A fair amount of pocket money will be given each month.

Training during the activity

Volunteer will have to attend a courses of Lithuanian language. There will be two training courses scheduled during the volunteering period. A 3-day training at the beginning of volunteers term and similar but slightly longer mid-term training. These courses are meant for volunteers to understand how the project works, to set goals for their skill development during the project, self-evaluate their progress. At the end of project volunteer will be provided with Youthpass certificate to acknowledge his developed skills.

Participant profile

We are looking for a volunteer who is seriously committed to the mission of helping migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and who understands the difficult challenges facing him but is ready to work hard to cope with them. It would be helpful to be easy to make friends with and have a talkative, open-minded personality, as migrants themselves are often very reserved due to their hard experiences. Volunteer must speak English (level B or higher) and it would be a great advantage if speaks Russian or Arabic.

Activity dates

A total of 1 week(s) during the period 01/10/2022 to 30/09/2023

Activity location

Kalvarijų g. 39, 09313 Vilnius Lithuania

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Greenland, Ukraine

Activity topics

Social challenges

Reception and integration of refugees and migrants

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 31/07/2022