About the local hosting organization
The 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 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 non-formal learning centre VitaTiim such as painting of walls and paths, repairing benches and tables, doing little renovation works, cleaning local area, gardening, planting trees etc. Some work will be outdoors.
After lunch camp participants together with local youngters will take part in Language Cafes (Russian, English,German) 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, guided hiking tour in the nature, trip to Narva-Jõesuu, swimming in the river and the sea, picnic on the beach, social and sport games, etc.
Participants will stay in the non-formal centre VitaTiim and will sleep on matrasses. So we ask you to bring sleeping bag. Group leader will stay with participants.
NGO VitaTiim located in the centre of the Narva city. Close with place located shops, park, castle, etc.
Special info about the food
Participants will get meal three times per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) according their needs.
About the project location
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 http://www.narva.ee/en/for_tourists/page:469 and http://tourism.narva.ee/?mid=252
More about Estonia: http://www.visitestonia.com/en
About the leisure activities possible
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.
The camp language is English. The age of participants is 14 – 17. As you will be requested to make your country presentation, we ask you to bring some materials: postcards, posters, maps, symbols of your country or region, music or popular national games, etc. typical for your country or region. You will be encouraged to share your hobbies, special skills and interest with other camp participants and local youngster. NB! Smoking and drinking alcohol is absolutely prohibitied in the camp!
About the meeting point
Airport, bus & train station, harbor in Tallinn. Pick up of the participants at the point of arrival is possible upon request.
Extra info about the project
Due to difficult economic situation and lack of financial support for the project from local community the participation fee of 220 Euro is requested from volunteers to cover the costs of board, diverse leisure time activities as well as administrative and pedagogical costs.
Volunteering Group has to be composed of 5-8 people max.