Seniors Residence in Latvia 2020/2021

Senior Residence in Valmiera

Valmiera, Latvia

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Daily activities with seniors, mostly in morning hours, but could be adjusted. This is not residence for poor seniors, as many of them have relatives who just can’t take 24/7 care of their parents/grandparents. Activities include reading newspapers and books together, talking about past, future and other topics, doing workshops (painting, singing, piano, cinema etc.), walking around. Excursions and visits together with other institutions can be arranged (e.g., kindergartens, schools, NGOs etc.). Communication language: Latvian, but Russian and English can be useful for both-sides learning process, body and emotional language works perfectly here.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation provided in rental appartment together with other volunteers, 1-3 persons per room. Food money 150 euros/month provided for meals or cooking. Bikes are available for volunteers and is good way to commute in dry season (April-October). Valmiera town is not too big and previous volunteers have never used public transport, but city buses are available. Pocket money 120 euros.

Training during the activity

*On-arrival and mid-term training will be organized by National Agency in Latvia. *Latvian language lessons will be provided by online tools.

Participant profile

From any Programme country (EU, North Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey). 18-30 years. Creativity and initiative to come up with your own activities and take lead on them. You should enjoy communication with elderly people.

Activity dates

A total of 50 week(s) during the period 01/03/2021 to 28/02/2022

Activity location

Rīgas iela 55, LV-4201 Valmiera Latvia

Looking for participants from

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Belarus

Activity topics

Social challenges

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 30/11/2020