EVS vacancy in Estonia

Estonia EVS vacancy Find EVS 1Tõrva Kodu

Location: Tõrva, Estonia

Period: 05/09/2017 – 04/09/2018

Deadline: 19 December 2016

Tõrva Home is located in Tõrva town where lives about 1300 citicens. Tõrva is located in Southern Estonia and it is beautiful and peaceful little community. We have 4 food stores, few very good second hand stores. Local pubs have good food and in weekend live music. Bigger city around is Tartu (70 km). Tõrva is famous for its cultural event- Tõrva Loits. This is event with singers, dancers, fire and water. Every year in summer thousands of people come to Tõrva to have a big experience of our culture. More information (but only in estonian) is
http://www.torva.kovpt.ee

About the Hosting Organization Find EVS Vacancy

Tõrva Kodu (http://www.hoolekandeteenused.ee/pages/eng/about-us.php) provides 24-hours supported living for adults with mental and physical disabilities. There lives 60 adults- men and women aged 23-80 years. Ever day we work for one goal- that people who live with us have active and positive day no matter of their age, gender or disability. For that we are doing activities like felting, ceramics, sewing. We are also very active in sports like walking, games,
dancing and activities like art and handicraft. We are always standing for disabled people’s right to be involved in society and feel safe at home. We support every person to be as independent as they can. Tõrva Kodu is open in both ways- we encourage our clients to be active member of local community and we welcome families, trainees and volunteers to our home. Important part of our everyday life is finding work for our clients in local community. We
support them to find work that they are able to do. We would like our clients to have possibilities to get in touch with the outside world and the local community.
Tõrva Home is located in Tõrva town where lives about 1300 citicens. Tõrva is located in Southern Estonia and it is beautiful and peaceful little community. We have 4 food stores, few very good second hand stores. Local pubs have good food and in weekend live music. Bigger city around is Tartu (70 km). Tõrva is famous for its cultural event- Tõrva Loits. This is event with singers, dancers, fire and water. Every year in summer thousands of people come to Tõrva to have a big experience of our culture. More information (but only in estonian) is
http://www.torva.kovpt.ee The clients in Tõrva Kodu are accommodated in modern 1-storey family-type houses surrounded by big green garden. In the houses the clients and the staff have all comfortable living and working conditions. All houses have Internet access. The clients are mostly friendly and positive. Some have different ways to communicate- our staff will help
and guide volunteers in this. Volunteers most important work will be helping staff in everyday activities and companying clients in community events.
The volunteer will have an opportunity to learn about the life of people with special needs and different disabilities. They will learn how to work and communicate with people with learning disabilities.

Volunteer's Tasks FindEVS Vacancy

The main educational value of this EVS project is in providing young volunteers with profound experiens of social work and assistance to mentally disabled persons. This experience may determine future studies or field of work for some of the volunteers. Besides the project will give volunteer a change to experience life in the countryside in an alternative way the European awareness.

The main task for volunteer in this project is helping clients in their everyday activities, organizing different activities to them and supporting the staff with their work. The division of the tasks may be changed and adapted for certain volunteer, depending on his/her interests and skills. Volunteer will be encourage to propose his/her personal projects/initiatives related to the theme of this EVS project which can be supported by the host and/or coordinating organisation.

The working time will be around 35 hours a week. Volunteer will have 2 days off per week either during week or at the weekends. According to the volunteers skills and project needs priority tasks and more detailed working schedule (including holidays and periods of breaks) will be worked out together with the head of project and staff. Volunteers will be working under supervision and with support of staff.

A typical day would look like follows:
– the volunteer starts with planning the day with our activity coordinator
-sending part of the clients to activities and working with them in activities
– if necessary the volunteer helps out at lunch
– in the afternoon the volunteer with other staff take clients to activities or walking in the city.
– the volunteer will help clients go to the shop or have some more educative activities

Once a week the volunteer will accompany our clients in the local youth centre, where together with tutor and manager of the youth centre it is possible to carry out different activities. Youth centre offers great possibilities: play in skatepark, go on adventure trail, do drama club, play table tennis and hockey, use Internet (Our clients don’t have free access to Internet usually), organise events. The volunteer can go to the youth centre once a week with our younger clients (23-30 years old).

From 2016 we are working together with our subcompany SA Hea Hoog that provides longterm protected work centre service to our clients. 15 clients will go every day into work centre to practice different jobs. Volunteer will company clients to the centre and helps clients in there. In work centre is tree workers who are instructing clients.

Application Process Find EVS Vacancy

Please send your application to : evs@estyes.ee

 

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