Volunteering in Valmiera 2019-20: Seniors residence OR Photo-Youthbank — Latvia


Dates: JanuaryNovember 2020

Venue: Valmiera, Latvia

Programme and action: European Solidarity Corps (ESC) – long-term volunteering

Please read the infopack for the Seniors residence and Photo-Youthbank volunteering positions.

Hosting organization:  A hosting organisation is  Valmieras Novada fonds.

Proposed activities for volunteer:

 Seniors residence Valmiera volunteering position:

Senior Residence is home for elderlies who either don’t have relatives or who stay here 24/7 because of illness that require regular attention. Volunteers normally work here from 9 or 10:00 until ~14-15:00. You will spend your time with seniors:

  • read books and newspapers (with or for them),
  • just talk with them,
  • play board games or cards,
  • organize outdoor activities, excursions or creative workshops,
  • come up with your own initiatives.


Photo-Youth-bank volunteering position:

In addition to leading the youth team, our foundation is always trying to keep up an active social media presence. In terms of visual material, that is where you come in! Your responsibilities will be:

  • Coordinate the youth of Valmiera cooperating with Latvian coordinator;
  • Shoot and edit photos and videos of our charity events;
  • Create promotional clips, online banners and posters, also for print.
  • Help your fellow volunteers with their projects.

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