"Volunteering is the way" is strategic European Voluntary Service (EVS) project, which we run in order to implement a systematic strategic change in connection to use of EVS in Ida-Viru county from 01.09.2017 to 30.09.2018. Our long-term vision is that young people, organisations and community of Ida-Viru county are aware of value of EVS and opportunity to participate in it. Volunteering is the way

Aims of the project
1. to raise an awareness of value of EVS and opportunity to participate in it in Ida-Viru county through increasing number of organisations working with EVS in the region;
2. to increase a capacity of VitaTiim NGO to coordinate, receive and send EVS volunteers; 
3. to create prerequisites for social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities into EVS.

Activities in frame of the project "Volunteering is the way": 12 EVS services in the organisations in Ida-Viru county; 6 complementary activities to strengthen systematic impact of the project.


EVS services in Ida-Viru:  

  Volunteer Country Organisation in Estonia Town Period
1. Tom Mairle Slovenia VitaTiim Narva October 2017 - July 2018
2. Blandine Baumard France  VitaTiim  Narva  October 2017 - July 2018
3. Solène Minnaert France  Kindergarten Potsataja  Narva October 2017 - June 2018
4. Zoe Brillet  France  Kindergarten Käoke  Narva  October 2017 - June 2018
5. Anastasija Venska Latvia  Kindergarten Sädemeke  Narva October 2017 - June 2018
6. Merve KARAKUŞOĞLU Turkey  Kindergarten Tuluke  Narva October 2017 - June 2018
7. Susanne Rosa Christina Prickartz Germany  Kindergarten Põngerjas  Narva October 2017 - March 2018
8. Annick Aderhold  Germany  Children play centre "Matveika" (NGO Pereprojekt)  Narva October 2017 - July 2018
9. Sergen Bahmal  Turkey  Narva Vanalinna State School  Narva October 2017 - April 2018
10. Estefanía María Anaya Pareja Spain  Kindergarten Tuhkatriinu  Kohtla-Järve October 2017 - May 2018
11. Katharina Weiß Austria  Kindergarten Tuhkatriinu Kohtla-Järve  October 2017 - May 2018
12. Jonatan Gomez Granados  Spain  Ahtme School (Ahtme Kool)  Kohtla-Järve  October 2017 - May 2018


EVS volunteers' blog: https://evsnarvajohviblog.tumblr.com/ 

Complementary activities:
1. Festive seminar about European Voluntary Service, December 5, 2017
2. Training about EVS accreditation for organisations in Ida-Viru, January 2018
3. Coaching services provided to VitaTiim NGO to help us to optimize our work with EVS
4. Co-vision for supervisors, who provide EVS volunteers with task-related support in the receiving organisations
5. Field trips to the organisations, located in Ida-Virumaa disadvantaged and/or remote areas with little or no international dimension, implemented by EVS volunteers
6. Job-shadowing in our partner organisation ACSESO in Spain

Europe day
On the 10th of May our volunteers were in Kohtla-Järve Ahtme Gümnaasium on which they participated in a cultural evening. They presented there own countries.
The school has posted picturs, videos and alos there toughts about the event on there blog: Ahtme Gümnaasiumi huvitegevus.

Please, take a contact with the project coordinators in order to know more information about the project and to discuss cooperation opportunities
- Natalja Klimenkova, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel. +372 55901537;
- Galina Kushanova, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel. +372 55629094

The strategic EVS project "Volunteering is the way" is supported by Erasmus+ Program