Eesti Erinoorsootöö Ühing noOR is an European Solidarity Corps volunteering organisation in Estonia and coordinates over 30 international volunteering services in Tallinn and smaller places across Estonia. Every year more than 40 international volunteers choose to come to Estonia and share their time and spirit with local communities. 

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We are currently looking for international volunteers to following European Solidarity Corps volunteering services:

NB! In order to apply, please fill in the application HERE.

In case of questions contact us here: esc@erinoor.ee

 “Heart Matters ESC” is calling volunteers for: 

1. Maidla Youth Centre 

Details: Maidla is a small community in North-East Estonia. In Maidla youth center volunteer will assist local youth worker. Youth center has quite active group of youth coming to together and motivated to learn about cultures and also organise international youth projects. 

Service duration: 10 months, September  2020 until July  2020.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Volunteer should be independent and ready to live in a small community. Should have good communication skills and strong sense of responsibility. Volunteers should be interested in local culture, educational system and hold humanistic values.

2.Tartu Mõisavahe Home

Details: Tartu Anne Home is a home for 10 people who live with mental disability. Tartu Anne home has 2 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Tartu Anne Home’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. 

Service duration: 1.09.2020 until 1.09.2021 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

3. Vääna-VitiHome – 2 volunteers

Details: Vääna-Viti Home offers services for people (adults) with intellectual and mental disabilities. Everyday we work for one goal- that people who live with us should have active and positive day no matter of their age, gender or disability. We are also very active in sports like walking, games, dancing, singing and activities like art and handicraft. We are always standing for disabled people´s rights to be involved in society and feel safe at home. We support every person to be as independent as they can. We concentrate in everyday activities which people in their homes are carrying out – cleaning, working in the kitchen, outside in the garden, where in summertime grow herbs, vegetables and flowers. We are guiding and teaching our clients how to carry on these activities on their own as much as their skills and disabilities are allowing.  

Service duration: September 2020 until September 2021.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We expect that the volunteer is committed to the project, is independent and active, positive, open minded, flexible and willing to learn. Also active to support our clients in everyday activities – working activities, hobbies and also to be ready to give suggestions to improvement of our service. Some experience in work with people with special needs would be an advantage. Positive way of life – friendliness and sociability are the characteristics that describe a successful volunteer candidate. We also expect the candidate to be reliable, responsible and taking initiative. Previous experience in working with people with disabilities is an asset but necessary. Volunteers should be ready to live in a small community (30 min bus ride from Tallinn).

4. Rakvere Home – 2 volunteers

Details: Rakvere Home offers services for people (adults) with intellectual and mental disabilities. Everyday we work for one goal- that people who live with us should have active and positive day no matter of their age, gender or disability. We are also very active in sports like walking, games, dancing, singing and activities like art and handicraft. We are always standing for disabled people´s rights to be involved in society and feel safe at home. We support every person to be as independent as they can. We concentrate in everyday activities which people in their homes are carrying out – cleaning, working in the kitchen, outside in the garden, where in summertime grow herbs, vegetables and flowers. We are guiding and teaching our clients how to carry on these activities on their own as much as their skills and disabilities are allowing. 

Service duration: September 2019 until September 2020 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We expect that the volunteer is committed to the project, is independent and active, positive, open minded, flexible and willing to learn. Also active to support our clients in everyday activities – working activities, hobbies and also to be ready to give suggestions to improvement of our service. Some experience in work with people with special needs would be an advantage. Positive way of life – friendliness and sociability are the characteristics that describe a successful volunteer candidate. We also expect the candidate to be reliable, responsible and taking initiative. Previous experience in working with people with disabilities is an asset but not necessary.

5. Kehra Home – 2 volunteers

Details: Kehra Home offers services for people (adults) with intellectual and mental disabilities. Everyday we work for one goal- that people who live with us should have active and positive day no matter of their age, gender or disability. We are also very active in sports like walking, games, dancing, singing and activities like art and handicraft. We are always standing for disabled people´s rights to be involved in society and feel safe at home. We support every person to be as independent as they can. We concentrate in everyday activities which people in their homes are carrying out – cleaning, working in the kitchen, outside in the garden, where in summertime grow herbs, vegetables and flowers. We are guiding and teaching our clients how to carry on these activities on their own as much as their skills and disabilities are allowing.

Service duration: September 2020 until September 2021.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We expect that the volunteer is committed to the project, is independent and active, positive, open minded, flexible and willing to learn. Also active to support our clients in everyday activities – working activities, hobbies and also to be ready to give suggestions to improvement of our service. Some experience in work with people with special needs would be an advantage. Positive way of life – friendliness and sociability are the characteristics that describe a successful volunteer candidate. We also expect the candidate to be reliable, responsible and taking initiative. Previous experience in working with people with disabilities is an asset but not necessary.

6. Tartu Kaunase Home

Details: Tartu Kaunase Home is a home for 10 people who live with mental disability. Tartu Kaunase home has 2 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Tartu Kaunase Kodu’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. Clients are quite independent, they go to work and while being at home they cook and clean themselves. Volunteer can help in these activities plus any suggestions for free time activities are welcome. 

Service duration: 1.09.2020 until 1.09.2021 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

7.Tartu Anne Home

Details: Tartu Anne Home is a home for 10 people who live with mental disability. Tartu Anne home has 2 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Tartu Anne Home’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. 

Service duration: 1.09.2020 until 1.09.2021 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

8.Tapa Home

Details: Tapa Home is a home for 60 people who live with mental disability. Tapa home has 26 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Tapa Kodu’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. 

Service duration: from 1.09.2020 until 1.09.2021 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

9. Uus Sauga Home

Details: Uus Sauga Home is a home for 24 people who live with mental disability. They are in age range of 25 until 85 years old. Uus Sauga home has 13 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Uus Sauga’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. 

Service duration: from 1.09.2020 until 1.09.2021 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

10. Paljassaare Home

Details: Kopli Home is a home for 24 people who live with mental disability. They are in age range of 20 until 75 years old. Koplu home has 13 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Kopli Kodu’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. 

Service duration: is from 1.09.2020 until 1.09.2021 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

11. Mutionu kindergarten

Details: Mutionu kindergarten is catering service for children in the age of 2 to 7. We have 4 groups. Volunteer will assist teachers in their daily activities with the children – eating, dressing, playing. Volunteer can also initiate his/her own activities and workshops. 

Duration of the service: 1.09.2020 – 1.06.2021 (9 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Volunteer could be open minded, committed, with high sense of responsibility and fun. Basic English is needed.

12. Paldiski Home

Details: Paldiski Lääne Home is an organisation offering service for 24 people living with mental disabilities who move independently but need assistance in daily life. Clients cook and clean the household themselves. During summer we work in the garden. Some clients love long walks at the beach and some go to work. Volunteer can assist staff members in daily activities and accompanies clients in the community events. Volunteer can organise free time activities – dance, arts, music, walking etc individually with with one client or in a group. Paldiski is near Keila and Tallinn (capital). With both cities you have good transport connection. 

Service duration: 1.09.2020 – 1.09.2021.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteers to have a positive outlook on life, practice empathy, and is ready to work with people living with mental disabilities. Previous experience with the target group is good but not mandatory. We need a volunteer who is open minded, social and has the courage to communicate.

13. Kopli Home

Details: Kopli Home is a home for 24 people who live with mental disability. They are in age range of 20 until 75 years old. Kopl home has 13 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Kopli Kodu’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. 

Service duration:1.09.2020 until 1.09.2021 (12 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

14. Rõõmutarekese kindergarten

Details: Rõõmutarekese kindergarten has over 50 children in ages of 3 – 7. Volunteer will assist teacher in her daily activities with the children. 

Service duration: 1.09.2020 – 1.06.2021.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Volunteer is expected to be polite and caring, they should understand that even if volunteer do not perceive her/himself as such, the children will see them as a role model. Volunteer should be social and ready to communicate with children even without knowing local language in this sense knowing English or Estonian is an asset but not necessarily needed. Still, basic English will be helpful.

15. Võsukese kindergarten 

Details: Võsukese kindergarten is a pre-primary school and was opened in 2015. Võsukese kindergarten is a municipal kindergarten located in Jüri, a small town in Rae parish about 12 km from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia . There are 240 pupils in our school (from 2 to 7 years old) and 56 employees work in it. Children have been divided into 12 groups by their age. There are 3 teachers working with each group. We also have a teacher for special educational needs and speech therapist. There will be 2 international volunteers simultaneously volunteering at the kindergarten but in different groups. Volunteers will assist teachers in their daily activities with kids – playing, feeding, dressing etc. 

Service duration: 1.09.2020 – 1.06.2021 (9 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish to meet volunteers who are fun, committed, respectful, and with good manners. Volunteers who love playing with kids and who are interested in the child development process. Basic English is needed.

16. Vinger Day Care Center

Details: Day Care centre Vinger offers services for people with intellectual and learning disabilities. In the centre clients learn basic things like cooking, cleaning, etc.. Volunteer will be assisting clients with their daily activities and is welcome to initiate her/his own workshops and can also initiate his/her own workshops. Day Care centre Vinger is in small and beautiful Viljandi city, South of Estonia.

Service duration: starting September 2020 until July 2021 (10 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Volunteer should be motivated to work with people with disabilities. It would be good if she/he has previous experiences in the field but it is not determining facto in the application process. Volunteer should have sense of self initiative and be proactive. Basic English is required.

17. Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center

Details: Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Centre is a unique center in Estonia with more than 20 years of experience in providing services for people with special needs. Astangu Center develops the Estonian rehabilitation area and shares its experience with other service providers. The main services we provide are rehabilitation services, job and capacity assessment, learning opportunities, job opportunities, employment and work placement support. The common goal of these services is to prepare people for working life through the development of work skills and capabilities. Since we began to provide services in 1996, hundreds of people have come to the labor market with our support. On daily bases volunteer will work with our clients in education, rehabilitation and defended work departments assisting teachers. 

Service duration: 1.09.2020 until 1.06.2021.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We are waiting for a volunteers who is open and has good communication skills. Someone who is ready to work with people with special needs and has a sense of initiative. It is beneficial if you have worked with the mentioned target group before. Basic English needed.

18. Käo Support centre – 2 volunteers

Details: KÄO centre for adults offers services for people living with mental and multiple disabilities. Volunteer will be assisting teachers during various activities and workshops done together with the clients. Volunteer has the opportunity to offer her/his own activities for the clients.  

There are 2 volunteer positions open: 

I service for 9 months – October 2020 until July 2021 

II service for 6 months – January 2021 until July 2021 Service will last for 9 months, starting

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Ideal volunteer is independent, has a good tolerance of routine, calm, and with a sense of responsibility.

19. Aruküla school and kindergarten

Details: Volunteer has a possibility to work in two communities (Raasiku – population 1350; Aruküla 2000). Main volunteering position is in the kindergarten (3 – 7 yo children), sometimes also basic school (7 – 16 yo youngsters). During school holidays it is possible to do workshops and camps in youth centers. Also, volunteer is invited to create events which will enliven general life in the communities. Mentioned communities are small but they have all necessary facilities and both locations are very near to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. There is a very good bus and train connection with Tallinn.

Service duration: September 2020 – August 2021

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish volunteers who join our team has a positive outlook on life who is ready to initiate also his/her own ideas and activities to make lives of our youth and community more divers. Also, we wish volunteers to motivate local youth to participate in an international activities.

20. Circus studio Folie

Details: Circus studio Folie is one the first circus schools in Estonia that initiated new circus workshops. Folie is offering aerial acrobatics, juggling, clowning and acrobatics workshops to youth in the age of 7 – 18. Volunteer will work with kids, play games with them and help them during classes. Work takes place in different places and there is a lot of work to do but sometimes you have to notice it and pick it up yourself. You can improve your communication skills, be an assistant trainer and help out in event management. 

Service duration: 1.10.2020 until 1.07.2021.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Any kind of previous contact with various circus skill – juggling, monocycle, stage decoration, acrobatics – or experience in performing arts is an asset. Someone who is proactive, with open communication, takes initiative. Basic English skills are needed.

21.Tallinn s Board for Disabled People (TPIK) 

Details: Tallinn City’s Board For Disabled People (TPIK) is an umbrella organisation for various organisations that work for or with people with disabilities. Volunteer will work in TPIK’s activity centre where they can create various workshops in order to create participation opportunities for people. Assist people during the activities. Give English and their home language conversation classes. Assist workers of the centre in various activities. TPIK has 22 member organisations sometimes they also have activities where volunteer can assist. Occasionally there is also the possibility to be personal assistant for active youngsters living with some disability – helping to move around, eat etc. 

Service duration: 1.1.2021 – 31.12.2021.

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Ideal volunteer could be someone who is motivated to work with people with disabilities. Be proactive and with the sense of empathy. Good communication skills are an asset and some interesting hobby which volunteers can easily turn into a workshop is also a good thing. Wish to help and assist people is also necessary. Basic English is required.

22. Support centre Juks – 2 volunteers

Details: Juks is a modern support centre which offers services for people with intellectual and learning disabilities (mostly young adults). It is an organisation that is running like a day care centre where clients come in the morning and in the evening. Volunteer will be assisting teachers during various activities and is welcome to initiate her/his own workshops. Volunteers can learn about Estonian social system, alternative communication, organising events and workshops. There will be 2 international volunteers working in the centre at the same time but in different groups. 

Service duration: 1.10.2020 – 1.07.2021 (9 months).

Preferred profile of the volunteer: Volunteers should be motivated to work with people with disabilities. Open minded and accepting. It would be good if she/he has previous experiences in the field but it is not determining fact in the application process. Volunteers should be open to use creative methods while communicating with the clients because some of them do not speak any verbal language. Juks is a big centre hence flexibility helps volunteers to adjust with the work culture. Basic English is required.

23. Mustamäe Home

Details: Mustamäe Home is a home for 24 people who live with mental disability. They are in age range of 20 until 75 years old. Mustamäe home has 13 staff members who have received special preparation for working with the mentioned target group. Mustamäe Kodu’s mission is to have active and positive day for all the clients no matter their gender, age or disability. They dance, walk, sing, play board games and organise events and art workshops. Volunteer will assist staff members in their daily activities. 

Duration of the service: 1.09.2020 – 1.09.2021

Preferred profile of the volunteer: We wish our volunteer to be committed to the service, independent, active, positive, open minded, with sense of responsibility, flexible and ready to learn new things. Previous experience in working with people living with various abilities is an asset. Basic English is needed.

 

 In case of questions: esc@erinoor.ee

 
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