Short-term ESC opportunity at theValmiera Region Community Foundation

Deadline: 17 May 2019
Open to: residents of ESC Programme countries or EU neighbouring countries who have not been part of European Voluntary Service projects before, aged 18-30
Benefits: accommodation and food covered + travel reimbursement


Valmiera Region Community Foundation (VRCF) is looking for up to 10 international and at least 2 Latvian volunteers to join the team of VRCF for a 5-week project in Valmiera, Latvia, funded by the European Solidarity Corps program of the European Union.

The project will take place in the town of Valmiera, in the northern part of Latvia, from July 1 until August 4. In the period of 5-weeks, participants will be working closely with VRCF and its YouthBank team developing fundraising activity “Blind Date With a Book” during the City Festival of  Valmiera on July 26-28, and holding culture sharing activities in rural areas around Valmiera.

Valmiera Region Community Foundation (coordinating and hosting organization) is a philanthropic organization that supports local people’s initiatives to improve their lives in Valmiera and its surroundings, emphasizing that our own resources and forces can do a lot of good work. Fundraising and communication with our donors and the local community is our main job.

The YouthBank of Valmiera or “Lab of Youth Ideas” (this is how we call it in Latvia) is an association of young people under the VRCF who are part of the global YouthBank International network. Young people organize various fundraising activities to gain resources for the ideas of other young people that are supported through a grant-giving project call.


They are looking for motivated young people who:

  • are 18-30 years old;
  • have not been part of European Voluntary Service projects before;
  • are able to be present for the whole project duration (01.07.-04.08.2019);
  • are residents of ESC Programme countries or EU neighboring countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova).
  • preferably have previous experience within a Community Foundation or a YouthBank


Accommodation and food will be covered by the European Solidarity Corps program.  Volunteers will be accommodated in either local guest families or university’s dormitory rooms. In the dormitory rooms, volunteers will be living in two-room apartments, 2 people sharing a room and 2 pairs of people (4 people) sharing bathroom. Free Wi-Fi connection is available.

The travel distance must be calculated using the distance calculator of the Erasmus+.

How to apply?

If you have any questions to clarify, do not hesitate to contact :
Samanta Berga, Project Coordinator
Mobile phone: +371 26035182

For more information please visit this website.