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Biedrība "Rūjienas senioru maja"

Rujiena, Latvia

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Project description

Looking for volunteer Project starting from 15.01.2019 - 15.09.2019, in LATVIA. ​The Project "Youth and seniors one team" will take place in Latvia, Rujiena. This project is needed to involve youngsters to be active in social activities and promote tolerance towards the elderly. Till now we have hosted youngsters from EVS program and it helps to develop volunteering process in Rujiena. By this project local population is more interested in social activities were EVS volunteers are involved. Also local young's are more interested in local events if they are intercultural and it help to develop personality. Cooperation between different countries helps not to follow wrong stereotypes. Volunteers involved in project will help to seniors keep them active and communication between generations. The main aims of project: -Creativity, culture and susceptibility. During the project, all time creativity and susceptibility are used in activities for seniors.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Living for EVS: Address: Upes street 9/11, Rujiena, Latvia, LV-4240, Multifunctional youth initiative centre, phone +371 25450585. Youth center Accommodation is located in 3rd floor. Food: 150 EUR are provided for volunteer per month for food. Transport arrangements: 1) 275 EUR

Training during the project

Arrival training about EVS project together with Mentor in Latvia for 5 days. Training for work with seniors. Learning Latvian language with teacher and seniors.

Volunteer profile

Volunteer should be interested to work in senior day care center to communicate with seniors. Communicative and positive thinking. English language at least basic. Age 18 - 30.

Placement dates

A total of 33 week(s) during the period 13/01/2019 to 31/08/2019


Placement location

Valdema 26, LV-4240 Rujiena


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom


Placement topics

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 13/10/2018