Help us with social projects in the beautiful countryside in Rudiskes, Lithuania

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Lithuania

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    03/03/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our site is located in Trakai district, not far from the capital Vilnius. The place lies amidst lakes, mounds, historical sites and old forests. It is a peaceful place of extraordinary beauty and energy.

    Our team includes about 20 active volunteers who are constantly involved in community development, events, social projects. About 200 volunteers from all over Lithuania and abroad take part in the activities each year. We can accept up to 10 volunteers at a time and provide food and accommodation for volunteers staying longer than 3 days.
    We speak four languages: Lithuanian, Russian, English and German.

    We are sincere, open, funny, guided by the principles of sustainable consumption, sorting trash, conserving and cleaning nature, planting trees, collecting and recycling plastic. We strive to convey our values to children through summer camps and through the ecological initiatives.

    Planned activities:
    Starting April 20th until May 15 eco initiative - Installation of HDPE plastic recycling workshop: construction and installation of containers, terraces and roofs, installation of plastic caps washing and sorting line, shredder and a melting line.
    May 20 through June 20 and September until October 20 we are conducting plastic recycling education for students (groups of up to 30 children).
    April 24 - 30 - maintenance of oak stands. Transplanting 5000 oak trees into individual pots.
    June 20 - September 1: Clay house cladding and building a tree-hut.
    October 1 - 30 collection of plastic bottle caps around Lithuania from the schools, participating in our Eco project.
    September to November: planting trees, maintenance of the forest, harvesting and sowing of acorns, extension of the tree nursery.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will meet a great community of other volunteers, consisting of creative souls and fun people. Our main team consists of some 20 local volunteers helping out on a regular basis. Otherwise we have about 200 volunteers a year enjoying our site. Apart from that, we always get quite a few visitors as well - friends, family, neighbours, school classes, groups of students...
    The surroundings are wonderful: there are several lakes near by, also beautiful forests and hills. The site is close to the famous Trakai town and also not far from the capital Vilnius.

  • Help

    Help

    We always need a helping hand for the maintenance of our site: some natural constructions, gardening, creating a recycling line for plastic, planting trees, extending the tree nursery, maintenace of the surrounding forests, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Lithuanian: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are several accomodations available: some in the main house, some in the surrounding smaller buildings - each room/hut fits 2 to 5 persons. There is also plenty of space for the tents, if preferred.
    During the Summer-Camps for children an alternative accomodation will be offered: there are camper-vans and tents on the site near by, which is directly in the forest next to the lake - especially suitable for those looking forward to live directly in the nature.

    Volunteers are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is vegetarian and is prepared by the local volunteer-staff or by the guest-volunteers themselves, if so desired (the kitchen is available and the products are provided). Alcohol and drugs are not tolerated on our site.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can enjoy stunning nature of Lithuanian countryside in the lake region, surrounded by national parks with lovely hiking trails.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 412816982572