EVS in Estonia

EVS longterm project in Estonia, Valga county (Valgamaa). Activities on youthwork in youth centres and on media topic (only in Tankla project) in Valga county.

2018 2019

Number of vacancies: 4

  • Tankla project (2 vacancies) - they are working in different youth centres – Ritsu youth room (in Linna village) and Taheva youth centre (in Hargla), but the media topic is together (all over the Valga county).
  • Valga project (1 vacancy) – you are working in Valga city youth centre (in Valga)
  • Tõrva project (1 vacancy) – you are working in Tõrva city youth centre (in Tõrva)

NB! Look more information about the working and living places from HERE 

11 months
, starting September 2018 (for each project)

* 2017/2018 are the volunteers in Ritsu youth room from Spain (in Linna village) and in Taheva youth centre from Austria (in Hargla) - Tankla project

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Main activities (for all 4 volunteers)

  • most of the time he/she would be working with youngsters and helping them spend their spare time
    • playing board games and Xbox/PS4 (Just Dance, Fifa) with youngsters
    • helping youngsters to realize their ideas (like their own event)

  • helping youngsters to organize events
    • creating posters and adds
    • helping with all the preperations
    • checking that everything goes as planned

  • creating and leading their own projects
    • EVS mini-project
    • an opportunity to bring own ideas to live, by using different types of Estonian project fundations (events, workshops, campaigns etc.)

  • introducing his/her own culture and language
    • as different events
    • for example organizing a language club

  • carrying out different workshops in youth center or elsewhere
    • participating in youth camps = carrying out a workshop in a camp (for example the „Defence League Winter Camp“)

  • leading the work of youth groups

  • participating in various local culture events and projects
    • getting in know with the Estonian culture

  • introducing voluntary work in different youth centres in Valga county 
  • participating in youth work meetings

  • promoting youth centre and its activities
    • managing youth centres Facebook page/home page
    • promoting in Tankla homepage
    • promoting in local media (newspapers and radio)

  • writing articles to newspaper/ keep a blog
    • (do not forget to check out the blogs of our current volunteers :D)

  • being a mentor to youngsters who create Tankla newspaper and TV (only for Tankla project)

Are you interested?

An EVS volunteer should be at the age of 18 to 30 and willing to participate in an 11 months long project.

When applying, it iwould be good to have an interest in youth work, working with the youngsters and media. Although, it is not an expectancy to have these skills and knowledge. It is important to have the desire of utilising your knowledge and skills and passing them on the local youngsters.

We are expecting that our volunteer is an open communicator and a friendly person, who is ready to be flexible about his/her working hours and assignments. The work management in youth centre is very varied – you have to be mobile beacuse of collaboration meetings and trainings all ower the country and flexible because of the working hours of the centre (in addition to working on weekdays it is common to have to work on weekends as well).

Cultural differences are not decisive, they are rather beneficial in terms of global diversity – we accept everyone who is suitable for youth work.

We will go through and discuss every single application as a team and will make Skype calls.

How to apply?

Interested? Send a form to the coordinating organization Valga county youth work center Tankla:

Ülla Tamm See e-posti aadress on spämmirobotite eest kaitstud. Selle nägemiseks peab su veebilehitsejas olema JavaSkript sisse lülitatud. or Rasmus Onkel See e-posti aadress on spämmirobotite eest kaitstud. Selle nägemiseks peab su veebilehitsejas olema JavaSkript sisse lülitatud.

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If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Web: tankla.net
Facebook: facebook.com/tankla

Application form

Application-form for Tankla, Valga and Tõrva (doc)

Applying deadline: 13th of april

NB! The application is suitable for each project. In which project you will do your EVS, will be decided after the Skype-call and is depends on your answers (from the form + during the call) and where we think you would fit the best.

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