ESC World ambassadors in Riga

We are searching partner organization from Ukraine (for developing media project), Netherlands (for Urban Folks), Sweden or other country (for Green Folks).

Young Folks LV is the youth organization with the main branch based in Riga, Latvia. The organization was established in 2012. Young Folks LV started as an informal youth group, but since July 2014, Young Folks has become an official NGO.
The target audience of the organization is young people aged between 13 and 23 years. The organization has 20 leaders and 180 participants from 12 to 30 years old, as well as children from 2 to 12 years old, parents and friends; the total number of participants of the youth organization exceeds 1000 persons.

The mission of the organization is to assist the youth in finding their way in life in order to be happy. Leaders from various groups (photographers, artists, volunteers, dancers, actors, journalists, chefs, designers, teachers, project group etc.) form the structure of Young Folks.
The main methods used in the work with the youth are as follows:
• Children teaching children;
• Travelling around the world;
• Lifelong learning;
• Connecting generations;
• Carrying out projects;
• Organizing events;
• Gaining real life experience.

In order to promote active participation in the social life of the country and enhance the organization's activities, youth organization Young Folks LV would like to host three EVS volunteers who would bring new perspective and experience to Young Folks local activities.
The EVS project called ‘ESC: Ambassadors of the World-3’ will start 1 October 2020 and finish 31 September 2019 (12 months) in Riga, capital of Latvia. We are looking for 3 partner organizations. The volunteers will work together, sharing the tasks.
The role of ESc volunteers
The ESC volunteers will explore the organization Young Folks, its methodologies, scope of work and find their place in the organization to assist it's work by proposing activities and organizing events for children, youngsters and their parents. The volunteers will take part in daily activities of the organization.
• Firstly, the volunteers will join the Young Folks School team, which is responsible for organizing weekly classes, workshops for children and youngsters;
• Secondly, the volunteers will help to organize and hold activities, such as games, sports, excursions of discovering Latvia, during the school holidays (spring, summer, autumn and winter holidays);
• Thirdly, the volunteers will be given a big responsibility to coordinate group of local volunteers, who come to prepare and organize a yearly event ‘Young Folks Festival’. The volunteers will work closely with different group leaders in order to prepare a good programme of the festival;
• In addition, the volunteers will propose their own workshops aimed to raise awareness of volunteer’s country and its culture.

We want to develop 3 directions - media platform for teenagers (Ukraine), Urban Folks to create youth centr in sleeping areas (Netherlands), Green Folks zero waste movement (Sweden or other country with strong zero waste values).

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Project overview

ESC World ambassadors in Riga is a project by
Young Folks LV
taking place
from 2020-10-01 till 2021-10-01
This project relates to:
Volunteering Activities (formerly EVS)

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