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Tallinna Puuetega Inimeste Koda

description of organisation

This EVS is coordinated by Eesti Erinoorsootöö Ühing noOR and for further information please contact info@erinoor.ee.
Mission of Tallinna Puuetega Inimeste Koda / Tallinn City's Board of Disabled People (TPIK) is to represent and protect the interests of disabled people on the local level in Tallinn. TPIK is an umbrella organisation for disabled people`s associations operating in Tallinn. At the present moment 22 associations are members of TPIK. Of the 22 000 disabled persons living in Tallinn, approximately 4600 persons/families are members of these associations.TPIK supports the activities of its member associations and organises cooperation with the Tallinn City Government, various city and state agencies, other non-profit organisations and private enterprises in order to create equal opportunities for disabled people in society and to raise the living quality of disabled people.In 2002, with the support of Tallinn City Government and on the initiative of disabled persons, TPIK founded an activity centre in which the disabled people"s associations may arrange: notification and consultation activities, training activities, co-ordination of various services and projects and social rehabilitation, cultural and sports activities. TPIK is a non-profit association founded in 1997.

Mainly the volunteer will work in the Tallinn City Activity Center for Disabled People as a support for local staff. Our volunteers can also work some days per month in the other disabled people organisatsions that belong under TPIK as an umbrella organisatsion. Optional example tasks for long- term volunteer:1) In the Tallinn City Activity Center for Disabled People:• Personal assistant for physically disabled people during the activities• Leading the English conversation group for disabled person• Helping together with the staff to prepare and organize the activities for disabled people (concerts, sport days, information days, culture evenings, movie evenings, etc)• Assist the group leaders and disabled people during the art courses.• Carry out the activities (culture evenings) for disabled people that promote the volunteer home country2) For disabled people organizations in Tallinn:• Helping together with the staff to prepare and organize the activities for disabled people concerts, sport days, excursions outside the city, information days, culture evenings, movie evenings, etc)• Assist the leaders of art workshops in Merimetsa Center with mentally disabled people• Leading the English conversation group with people in Blind People Organisation• Helping to create project proposals for different project fundsAlso there are many possibilities for volunteer to develop new actions- depends on the interest of volunteer and the interest of disabled people. For example start different language conversation groups, handicraft, etc. The staff of the Center is flexible and open to new ideas and possibilities, so the tasks may be changed and adapted for the interests and skills of concrete volunteer.The volunteer will learn about the situation of disabled people in Estonia and the role of non-governmental organizations in social system. Through working with people with special needs they gain, as experience has shown, social abilities, which they will need for life.

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
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS vacancy at Tallinn City`s Board of Disabled People, Estonia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Jul 2018
02/09/2017 - 02/07/2018
17/04/2017 closed