Volunteering in Maarja Village


Volunteering in Maarja Village

Foundation Maarja Village

Maarjaküla / Kiidjärve küla, Estonia

Activity description

TO APPLY FILL IN THIS FORM: https://forms.gle/Yaqx116RwSLF5EHPA Foundation Maarja Village is a competence centre for people with learning disability. Our aim is to support people with learning disability to become equal members of Estonian society. Volunteers accompany inhabitants of Maarja village. Creating activities and workshops with them, assisting them with their daily activities etc. On Thursdays, volunteers have reflection day, tutor and mentor meetings and time to create their own initiative projects. That day will also be used for learning experiences that might not have to be connected with Maarja village work activities: getting to know local community and participating activities there, getting to know Estonia and Estonian people.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The accommodation costs will be covered. The volunteers will be accommodated in a house in Maarja Village, together with other international volunteers. Each month the volunteer receives 270€ pocket and food money. The transportation from home country to Estonia and back will be covered according to the distance calculator of Erasmus+ program. If necessary, visa costs will be covered.

Training during the activity

The volunteer will have a mentor to help with any issue and support the learning process. Once a week there is a meeting with the staff and other volunteers to analyse the activities and plan the upcoming week. Additionally, once a month all the volunteers and staff make trips to different locations in Estonia to learn more about our nature, culture and traditions. The volunteer will have pre-departure meetings and an on-arrival and mid-term training provided by the Estonian National Agency.

Participant profile

We welcome all candidates, regardless of their background, is to develop our organization by meeting different challenges and providing young people possibilities to be valued member of our foundation. Our experience shows, that it does not matter if the volunteer has had any previous contact with the area of special needs. We prefer volunteers, who are interested in our way of life. 18-30 years old. TO APPLY FILL IN THIS FORM: https://forms.gle/Yaqx116RwSLF5EHPA

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/07/2022 to 30/09/2023


Activity location

Maarjaküla / Kiidjärve küla Estonia


Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

No application deadline