Seniors Residence in Latvia 2017/18

Seniors Residence in Latvia 2017/18

Senior Residence "Valmiera"

Valmiera, Latvia

2 , Full

Project 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 arramged (e.g., kindergartens, schools, NGOs etc.). Two EVS volunteers will be working together. 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

Volunteers will be accommodated in apartment, owned by the foundation and used solely for EVS right now. Apartment has 66m2 area, 3 rooms, fully equipped kitchen, separated toilet and bathroom. It will host 4 volunteers: two smaller rooms for two people and one largest room shared between two people. Depending on genders and desires of volunteers, we will negotiate or make lottery on room distribution :) Internet is included. 3 bicycles are available. Food money is 150€, which covers food and basic household stuff. Pocket money is 80€.


Training during the project

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


Volunteer profile

You should be: *aged between 17-30 years because Erasmus+ programme says so; *enthusiastic and responsible because seniors and your colleagues will appreciate it; *full of ideas because it will make your volunteering more fun – new initiatives (smaller or bigger) diversify your daily life and routine of seniors; *patient because your seniors might be slower than you; *with strong motivation because you have to be aware of your customers, their specific needs and behaviour.


How to apply

Send CV and motivation letter to the sending partner in your country. GERMANY: Eurocircle Deutcshland (based in Berlin),, FRANCE: Eurocircle (based in Marseille),,


Additional information

Project involves 4 volunteers from Czech Republic, Germany and France, which will be working for 2 hosting organizations in Valmiera and living together in one apartment.
Location is Valmiera - small town for Europe, big town for Latvia, population of 30 thousand, with international university, 110km from capital Riga and the same distance from Estonian student city Tartu. Translate

Related links

Info pack (PDF download from Dropbox)Poster (JPG download from Dropbox)

This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 48 week(s) during the period 01/10/2017 to 01/09/2018

Project location

Rīgas iela 55, LV-4201 Valmiera Latvia

Looking for volunteers from

Germany, France

Project topics

Disabilities - special needs

Social dialogue

Healthy lifestyle, active ageing

Application deadline

Application deadline: 15/10/2017

Hosting organisation

Valmiera City municipalitys Nursing Home "Valmiera"

Valmiera, Latvia

Sending organisation

Eurocircle Deutschland e.V.

Berlin, Germany



Coordinating organisation

Valmieras novada fonds

Valmiera, Latvia