Inspire youngsters at the Open Youth center "Vartai"

Inspire youngsters at the Open Youth center "Vartai"

Actio Catholica Patria

Kaunas, Lithuania

This activity is closed, you cannot apply.

Activity description

Actio Catholica Patria is one of the first youth activity organizations in Lithuania, active since 1991 and providing social and cultural services to young people. The main goal of the organization is"A young individual ready to live independently".Independence is understood as a state where a person is able to take care of himself and the people around him and is happy as an individual and a member of the community. The main goal of the Open Youth Centre "Vartai" is to provide social and safe employment services to young people (14-29) regardless of their social status. Vartai Youth Center operates an open space, where young person can spend their free time in a safe environment (without violence, bullying, intoxication, etc.), engage in their favorite activities (various board, outdoor and other games, creative workshops, music, etc.), implement their ideas, discuss topics of interest to them and receive emotional support and guidance as needed.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You will receive a private room in a shared flat with other international volunteers, a public transport card, monthly food, and pocket money.

Training during the activity

You will be able to participate in on-arrival and mid-term training, volunteer groups, monthly meetings with your mentor, and Lithuanian language classes online.

Participant profile

We are looking for a volunteer, who is keen to create connections with youngsters in the Open Youth Center. Creativity and reflective skills will be a tool for joining the teamwork. Also, it is valuable to understand the youth's work background, to be open to learning more, and to be open to finding ways through suggesting different activities to build equal and respectful connections with youngsters. Volunteers' priority is participation in activities of open evenings. Organizing and executing activities with youngsters' involvement.

Activity dates

A total of 38 week(s) during the period 06/11/2023 to 31/07/2024

Activity location

Kaunas Lithuania

 Individual volunteering

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine

Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Physical education and sport

Working against discrimination (including gender discrimination)

Deadline for applications

No application deadline