ESC long term project in Valga county (Valgamaa), Estonia. Activities of youth work in 6 different youth centres around Valga county: Valga, Tõrva, Karula, Taheva, Tõlliste and Ritsu. In addition - one activity is in the kindergarten/school (Gaia class) in Hargla.
Number of vacancies: 7
Valga Open Youth Centre – 9 months
Tõrva Open Youth Centre – 9 months
Karula Open Youth Centre – 9 months
Taheva Open Youth Centre – 9 months
Tõlliste Open Youth Centre – 9 months
Hargla School Kindergarten and Hargla School Gaia class – 8 months
Ritsu Youthroom – 9 months
Find more information on the service and living places HERE!
Check the blogs of our previous/other volunteers HERE!
An ESC volunteer should be in the ages between 18-30 and prepared to participate for 8-10 months in their assigned workplace.
We don’t expect our volunteers to already have well-developed skills and knowledge relating to working with youngsters and children. Rather we are looking for volunteers who have an interest in working with youngsters and are excited to gain new skills and knowledge not only on their own but more importantly as part of a team.
We welcome cultural diversity, as it will be beneficial in broadening the capabilities and knowledge of any team the volunteer is part of. Also, it will create a good ground to sow and grow new and fresh ideas, plans and projects.
We expect our volunteers to be open communicators, have friendly and tactful manners. They should be ready to be flexible about working hours and assignments since the work management in our offered positions is quite varied.
In the youth centres the work is often mobile – collaborative events, meetings and training can happen all over the country. The working hours are quite open as well – in addition to the regular “opening hours” of the youth centres, some of the tasks, preparations and events happen outside of those hours or even on weekends.
The work management in kindergarten and Gaia class is organised according to the lesson plan (usually starting in the morning and finishing by 5 in the afternoon), but there is a lot of opportunity for flexibility and diversity during the hours – different styles of workshops, trips, hikes etc. Most work days will be from Monday to Friday
We have one overall application HERE for every position offered.
Every application will be reviewed and discussed with the team, including possible tutors and with most suitable applicants a video-interview will be held over Skype, Zoom or MS Teams, before final decisions. Your location of voluntary service will be offered based on your application and interview.