URGENT EVS in Latvia

This exciting new EVS opportunity in Latvia offers a chance to volunteer in Latvia promoting promotion international voluntary service as a practice of active citizenship, intercultural education and personal and social growth in the local community;


Project: EVS Latvia “Youth4Smile”

Youth association Jaunatne smaidam/Youth for Smile is non-profit non-political youth organization established in 2005. Our organization’s mission says that we are strong and value-based children and youth non-governmental organization that in achieving its targeted goals, objectives and basic principles, act as impetus for the growth of society and the basic principles of civil society strengthening. Our main aims are uniting children’s and youth to promote their participation in non-formal education, in order to develop far and wide skills and abilities active take part within social processes in local, national and international level.

Project activities mainly will be organised in Bauska, Iecava, Rundale and Vecumnieki municipalities, who are situates in the Semigallia lowland in Central Latvia.

The volunteer will help with activities such as:

1. Taking part on the preparation and realization of our activities which are mostly based on organizing leisure time activities for young people – trainings, outdoor activities, and daily youth centre activities etc.
2. Becoming the co-leader on the workcamps in Latvia.
3. Promoting EVS and international voluntary work for youth.
4. Administrative work in office (public and international relations).

More information can be found here

When does the project start? From July 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018 (12 months).

What does it cost? This project is a European Voluntary Service project under the Erasmus + programme and therefore fully funded through the European Commission.

Conditions: Accommodation will be provided. The volunteer will be
accommodated in the rented flat. She/he will have her/his own room and she/he will
have shared bathroom/kitchen with one another volunteer. Internet access will be also available. In addition the volunteer will get pocket money (80€ per month) and 5.50€ a day for the food, following EVS funding rules.
The volunteer will be individually followed by a dedicated mentor.

Who can apply? Anyone aged 18-30 at time of application, UK resident before and after departure, valid passport for at least 6 months year after end of activity.  No criminal records. 

Basic linguistic skills in Italian would be preferred.

How can I apply

Candidates should email their application form (EVS_application_form_JS_2017) in English to: volunteer@jaunatnesmaidam.lv 

Deadline: May 21st, 2017

INFOSHEET: call_for_EVS_JS_2017_21-04-2017

APPLICATION FORM: EVS_application_form_JS_2017