About the local hosting organizationThe project is organized by non-formal learning centre VitaTiim. Its mission is to create an inspiring international environment for Ida-Virumaa County youth, to promote life-long learning and personal development in the global world. And the most important task is to make young people believe in their own abilities. This project's aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures and languages to the youth, learn and share different ways and techniques of creative expression and contribute to the development of local community. International work camp participants will join local youth to work together for the benefit of the local community and to have leisure activities and intercultural learning experience together. The camp gives possibility for intensive contact between local youth and their peers from abroad, showing youngsters the diversity of world cultures, broadening their horizons and encouraging active communication through games and creative activities.
About the volunteer workProgramme After lunch camp participants together with local youngters will take part in Language Cafes (Russian, English, French) run by EVS volunteers. Moreover, they will have opportunity to organize Language Cafe in their mother tongue or other language they speak fluently. Participants will take part in different creative workshops. All participants will be encouraged to contribute to the programme and organize some art or creative workshops, run music or sport activity for other participants and local youth. Every day there will be one country presentation with its culture, traditions, languages, music, songs, cuisine organized by the participants themselves. There will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Narva. Camp programme also includes sightseeing in Narva, visits to Narva Castle, Narva Town Hall, Narva College of Tartu University. Optionaly participants can visit SPA-centre in Narva-Jõesuu and animal farm. In case of hot weather it will be possible to spend a day on the sea side. WORK Each day of the camp will consist of voluntary work for the benefit of the local community and intercultural learning activities. Before lunch the participants will do light voluntary work in the different institutions in Narva: non-formal learning centre VitaTiim, kindergardens, youth centre Â„Merci'. The work is simple: painting of walls and paths, repairing benches and tables, doing little renovation works, cleaning local area, gardening, planting trees etc. Also participants will play with local kids. Some work will be outdoors. For some jobs young people will be split in a groups.
Local accommodationParticipants will stay in the non-formal centre VitaTiim and will sleep on matrasses. We ask you to bring sleeping bag. Group leader will stay with participants. Participants will get meal three times per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) according their needs. NGO VitaTiim located in the centre of the Narva city with shops, park, castle, etc. nearby.
About the project locationLocation The camp will take place in the town of Narva, the third largest city in Estonia and the easternmost point of the European Union. It lies 212 kilometers from Tallinn (the capital of Estonia) and 130 kilometers from St. Petersburg in Russia. The city stands on the left bank of the River Narva, 14 kilometers before it flows into the Gulf of Finland. At the estuary of the River Narva lies a small resort town Narva-Jõesuu which is famous for its pine woodlands and nice sandy beaches. Trips to Narva-Jõesuu will be trips organized for the camp participants. More information about Narva on www.narva.ee/en/for_tourists/page:469 and http://tourism.narva.ee/?mid=252 More about Estonia: http://www.visitestonia.com/en LEISURE TIME There's plenty to do in Narva, concerts, annual festivals and open-air shows that take place both in the inner yard of the Narva Castle and elsewhere in the town. There are several sport halls, swimming pool, fitness clubs and many other opportunities for outdoor sports and leisure time activities.