EVS vacancy in Estonia

Tallinn Center for Children at RiskEVS Vacancy Find EVS 2

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Period: 05/09/2017 – 04/09/2018

Deadline: 19 December 2016

We will be pleased to get applications from anyone who are:
– ready to work with children and youngsters and have enough patience;
– ready to understand and accept that the children/youngsters often come from difficult family and social background;
– friendly and open-minded;-aged between 22 and 30 years;
-optimistic.

Working experience is not required. Most importantly the volunteer should be fond of children and have optimistic and stalwart nature. All sorts of artistic, pedagogical, musical or sports related skills are welcome as they can be implemented in educational and free time activities.

Volunteer's Tasks FindEVS Vacancy

Tallinn Center for Children at Risk is a welfare organization, where children who have been left without parental care or have behavioral orsubstance abuse problems, get professional help. This organisation has two centers: Lilleküla Shelter and Männi Shelter.

Children are hosted in these two shelters for various reasons, most common are vagrancy, home negligence, family violence, parental alcoholism or drug abuse, parental unemployment or loss of residence due to family poverty. Most of the children are brought to the shelter by the police or child protection worker. The staff that works directly with the children consists of the manager ofshelter, nine social workers and a nurse who all aim to provide the children a safe environment which helps to foster their personal development. Approximately 75% of shelter children are sent back home after their stay in the Shelter. If necessary, they remain under the supervision of the welfare worker.

About the Hosting Organization Find EVS Vacancy

After on-arrival orientation meeting aimed at the integration of the volunteer to local realities and explanation of aims and activities of the host project, the EVS volunteer will be carrying out the following tasks:

• looking after the children and youth and helping staff in teaching them different useful skills
• running additional educational activities in the house using its own facilities
• teaching children foreign languages through joined games, songs, sport, any other activities indoor and outdoor, which the EVS volunteer will be running
• presenting his/ her home country and its culture as a part of intercultural learning
• arranging children’s outings, e.g. culture visits, excursions, hikes, picnics, etc.
• playing with children

Typical week day in both shelters looks like follows:
06:45 – children wake up
07:15 – breakfast
07:30 – children go to school
15:00 – children return from the school -time for games, sport, etc.
17:00 – classes, homework, preparation for the next day at school
18:30 – dinner
19:30 – different activities or free time
22:00 – children go to bed

The period spent at the shelter varies from days to a year. To shorten the time spent at the Shelter, we try to improve cooperation with families (briefing parents on the opportunities for receiving legal advice and psychological counseling and the possibilities for receiving family-centred assistance) as well as with guardianship authorities (case discussions in the shelters) with the goal of helping the child return home or to a foster family as quickly as possible.

Application Process Find EVS Vacancy

Please send your application to : evs@estyes.ee

OTHER INFORMATION:

Both shelters of the Centre for Children at Risk are located in the capital and most developed city in Estonia –Tallinn. It is a very beautiful modern city with ancient buildings & fantastic sightseeings, a popular tourist destination. Tallinn is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, and has a population of about 440 206 people according to statistics in 2016. The spoken native language is Estonian, but English, Finnish and Russian are also widely understood. Tallinn combines a lot of enterprises, businesses, organisations, etc. Governmental institutions and representatives of international organisations are situated here as well. Detailed information to be found on http://www.tallinn.ee

Lilleküla Sheltersituated in Tallinn, in the district of Lilleküla which is about 10 minutes away by bus from the historical centre of Tallinn. It is located in a quite busy area and is easily accessible from any location of the city.

Männi Shelter situated in Tallinn, in the district of Nõmme which is about 20 minutes away by bus from the historical centre of Tallinn. This area is surrounded of big park and forest, which is a beautiful sight every time of year.

We will be pleased to get applications from anyone who are:
– ready to work with children and youngsters and have enough patience;
– ready to understand and accept that the children/youngsters often come from difficult family and social background;
– friendly and open-minded;-aged between 22 and 30 years;
-optimistic.

Working experience is not required. Most importantly the volunteer should be fond of children and have optimistic and stalwart nature. All sorts of artistic, pedagogical, musical or sports related skills are welcome as they can be implemented in educational and free time activities.

 

 

 

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One thought on “EVS vacancy in Estonia

  1. Люблбю детей…
    Я Арменин…
    Мне 24-и года…
    Буду Рад Работать Детей…

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