EVS in Latvia, Rezekne
location : Rezekne, Latvia
Period:01/02/2018 – 31/01/2019
Deadline 28 August 2017
Hey all! 🙂 🙂 :)We are looking for 2 volunteers who are interested in the target group of the NGO “Jaunatnes Čemodāns” children and youth, in the development of different kind of activities in education, culture, art, sport activities, media, leisure time activities, summer camps, educational trips, popularizing EVS and Erasmus+ among youth, Sunday’s Orthodox school, cooking workshops, international evenings, youth projects. All ideas are welcomed! :):):)
“Jaunatnes Čemodāns” (‘’Youth Case’’) is a non-governmental organization in Rezekne, which was founded on 27th of September 2013. It is a youth organization – youth platform. The idea of NGO is creating opportunities for youth who want to be active, to learn something new, gain experience and knowledge to their personal and professional development. It is situated on the base of Orthodox cultural and educational centre in Rezekne.
More info on the blog of NGO – http://jaunatnes-cemodans.blogspot.com
• To be autonomous in the planning and realizing preventive, educational, creative activities for children and youth; 🙂 🙂 🙂
• To help stuff of the host organization to prepare preventive, educational, creative activities”; 🙂 🙂 🙂
• To set his/her own learning tasks and with the help of leaders of the organization and mentor to reach them; 🙂 🙂 🙂
• To realize his/her own activities or project; 🙂 🙂 🙂
• To be responsible! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Some examples and ideas of possible activities for EVS volunteers, what you can learn to do together with ‘’Youth Case’’. The working plan will be discussed and made together (V+HO). 🙂 : ) 🙂 🙂
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS. Organize workshops (together with our local volunteers or individually). For example, educational games, movie nights, educational excursions, teaching languages, photo-orientation in the city or in the nature, the creation of the natural path on the territory if the educational centre. Any possible workshops.
PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES. Support NGO’s projects and activities. The role will be given to a volunteer depending on the skills, interests and experience and also the willingness of the volunteer.
INFORMATIONAL CAMPAIGNS. Educate and inform people about EVS within Erasmus+ at schools, youth centers, other NGOs. Support Latvian EVS volunteers going abroad.
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA. Write a project blog of the project (in English on blogspot). Post updates on social network (Facebook).
PHOTO & VIDEO. Document our events/activities and make promotional material, also about the project .
GRAPHIC DESIGN. Create materials (posters, flyers, stickers) to promote activities of the centre.
HELP IN ORTHODOX CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTRE. (Sundays Orthodox children school – handicrafts, introducing your culture, Summer camps, etc)
GARDENING. The task of the volunteer would be taking care of the garden and developing it (for e.g. landscaping, eco-building or own ideas), organizing events and workshops there.
Besides these activities, there will be necessity of the help of the volunteer in the kitchen of the centre in the preparation of food, in some cleaning activities.
YOUR OWN INITIATIVES. Be creative! All ideas are welcomed! Activities will depend on ideas and skills of the volunteers. 🙂 🙂 : ) 🙂 🙂
If you are interested in EVS in the organization, please send us your CV and a creative motivation letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org till 28.08.2017.
Latvia is a country of East Europe near the Baltic sea with approx. 2 millions inhabitants. Rēzekne is a city in the Latgalia region of Eastern Latvia, also known by the nickname “Latgales sirds” that means “The Heart of Latgalia”. Rezekne is built on seven hills, and is situated 242 km East of Riga, and 63 km West of the Latvian – Russian border. It has a population of approximately 25 thousand people, making it the 7th largest city in Latvia. Rezekne have different nationalities, the biggest part of them are Latvians and Russians. Rezekne is rich of nature gifts. The area of the region is famous for its lakes and hills, forests and parks. The Latgalian region is called “District of Blue Lakes”. There are Rezekne Technology Academy, The concert hall – Latgalian ambassy GORS with theatre, cinema, etc., Music College, Art College, some technical and professional schools, seven secondary schools, a professional theatre, museums, youth centres, the centre of creative services, the sport hall, Sports Olimpic centre, etc. The town is famous for the unique ceramics and handicrafts and Latgalian traditions. Rezekne is an important geographical, cultural and educational centre of the Latgale region which has some serious economic and social problems nowadays. But in spite of that more and more attention is being paid to the development of the town every year.
There are a lot of national minorities. So the people live very friendly in multinational and multicultural society respecting each other with mutual understanding.
For the volunteers who come to our town there will be opportunity to live in the multinational society and get some experience and knowledge about new European country, Latvian culture and Latgalian traditions.
– http://www.rezekne.lv/en/about-rezekne/ – official webpage of Rezekne ;
– http://www.rezekne.lv/en/about-rezekne/video-about-rezekne/ – video about Rezekne