Volunteers who would like to go to the far east of Europe now have the change to volunteer in mystical Georgia.

Caucasus Youth Nexus carries out Erasmus + related projects, such as training courses or youth exchanges and seminars. Every year about one hundred youth leaders and youth-workers are coming to Georgia to attend our projects. At the same time, we carry out projects regarding the topic of Social Entrepreneurship, where we help young leaders and youth workers combat unemployment through obtaining useful skills and competences about youth-lead social enterprises. In addition, we run youth project “Youth Reflex 2.0” in the different parts and regions of Georgia. The aim of Youth Reflex 2.0 is to activate and empower youngsters and strengthen their ability to contribute to their respective societies and communities.  

We run club of “MasterPeace Georgia” which was founded in 2013 and has carried out plenty of interesting and fruitful projects. MasterPeace focuses on actively engaging people around the world in peace-building actions. MasterPeace offers a platform for a large community of Nelsons; social entrepreneurs, volunteers, bloggers, journalists, media, musicians, businesses and active citizens to connect together and support with actions. Main topics of work for Masterpeace club are music, art, dialogue and creativity.

Another direction of our organization is “Rotaract Club of Tbilisi International” founded in early 2018 and since then is actively involved in the social development. It has four main directions: Rotaract Health, Rotaract Peace, Rotaract Growth and Rotaract Green. Mainly this club focuses on charity, non-formal educational activities and awareness raising campaigns regarding the important social challenges of our community.

Let’s do it Georgia is a part of civic-led mass movement that began in Estonia in 2008 to clean up the entire country in just five hours. To date, nearly 120 countries and 20 million people have joined to clean up illegal waste and Let’s do it Georgia is an important part of it! On September 15 it’s a World Clean-up Day where people will stand up against the global trash problem and clean up waste. Within this direction we organize environment-related actions such as clean-up activities, tree planting, eco-awareness raising campaigns and in general green activities throughout the whole Georgia.

Working hours and days off: 

Volunteers will be working from Monday until Friday for 6 hours per day, respectively from 11:00AM until 18:00 PM. They are no working days for the weekends (Saturday and Sunday). In addition, as the Labour Code of Georgian legislation suggests volunteers can have an allowance for holidays. If they do voluntary service for 1 year, 24 working days can be allocated as official allowance for holidays, for 9 months – 18 days, for 6 months – 12 days and for 3 – months 6 days. In addition volunteers will have allowances and days off respectively during the Georgian religious or national holidays (For instance saint George’s day 23th of November) and etc.

Alles over dit project

- Task 1 – Attending/co-organizing/co-facilitating trainings, seminars, workshops and youth exchanges.

- Task 2 – Taking photos and videos/working with digital methods.

- Task 3 – Working on local, regional and international projects, project writing and implementation phases

- Task 4 – Creating non-formal educational curricula and deliver trainings, seminars and workshops for youth from rural areas of Georgia.

- Task 5 – Actively participating in clubs such as “Masterpeace”, “Let’s do it Georgia” and Rotaract, respectively working in the field of art, music, inter-cultural dialogue, environmental activities, social entrepreneurship, conflict resolution and human rights.

- Task 6 – Coming up with their own ideas and initiatives and implement in for local communities (mainly with target group of young leaders and youth with fewer opportunities).

- Task 7 – Attending Georgian language classes and practice Georgian language.

Dutch volunteers meeting Dutch Ambassador in Tbilisi: http://caynex.ge/en/6509-2/
Young persons from from 18 to 30 years who are interested to work with different people.

- Willingness to learn Georgian

- Interested in working with youth, interested in democracy/history/politics

- Able to take own initiative

- Interested in the Caucasus area

The volunteer will receive 150 Euro's as food allowance each month (including pocket money and local transportation), directly from the sending organization.

Volunteers will live in a shared apartment in the city center near to organization’s office (5-10 minutes by local transport and 20 minutes by walk,) volunteer will have its own bedroom or will be sharing room with maximum one more person. They will use shared bathroom. In the apartment volunteers will have, refrigerator, kitchen supplies and a washing machine and all the necessary things needed for everyday life. In addition, in accommodation volunteers will have internet Wi-Fi access.
Host organization will provide volunteer with special transportation card of Tbilisi municipality transportation. This card is used for transportation for all around the Tbilisi by Buses, Metro trains and so called “Marshutka”(Minibuses) Each way of transportation from the apartment to office, volunteer will pay 0.5 Georgian Lari (approximately 0.17 Euros per way) in case of necessity and force-major, Host organization can provide TAXI service for volunteer(which is relatively expensive (3-4 Euros) compared to public transportation in the capital city of Georgia)
Sign up via our Sign-up page

- First volunteer can be host from 1st of June 2019.

- Second volunteer can be host from 1st of September 2019.

Waarom kiezen voor Eastpackers?

  • Eastpackers begeleidt Nederlandse jongeren kosteloos bij het vinden van een EU gefinancierd vrijwilligerswerkproject.
  • Ervaren mentoren die altijd voor je klaar staan
  • Wij zijn flexibel: geen vaste deadlines, geen onzekerheid
  • Laag inschrijfgeld dat je terugkrijgt na je EVS project
  • Veelgestelde vragen

    1Wat voor soort stad is Tbilisi?
    Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Founded in the 5th century AD. Historically, Tbilisi has been home to people of multiple cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, though it is currently Eastern Orthodox Christian. Tbilisi has important landmarks and sightseeing locations. The Parliament and the government buildings of Georgia, as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia are in Tbilisi. Its notable tourist destinations include cathedrals: Sameba and Sioni, Freedom Square, Rustaveli Avenue and Agmashenebeli Avenue, medieval Narikala Fortress, the Opera theatre and the Georgian National Museum. Beyond traditional attractions, Tbilisi has developed nightclub culture, which started to attract international media attention. The leading clubs such as Bassiani, Mtkvarze, Khidi, and Cafe Gallery have featured major international DJs as well as local performers. Tbilisi was recognized as one of the safest cities in Europe in 2015.
    2Ik ben al 30. Kan ik me nog opgeven?
    Ja. Je kunt je inschrijven voor EVS zolang je nog 30 bent op de dag dat je EVS project begint.
    3Wat zijn de addertjes onder het gras?
    Dit project (onderdeel van de European Voluntary Service, EVS) wordt geheel gefinancierd vanuit het Erasmus+ programma van de Europese Unie. DIt programma is bedoeld om uitwisseling tussen Europese jongeren en hun culturen te stimuleren. Eastpackers is één van de Nederlandse organisaties die bemiddelt tussen Nederlandse jongeren en buitenlandse organisaties die vrijwilligers ontvangen. Onze werkzaamheden worden ook door de EU gefinancierd. Deelnemers betalen hier niets voor.
    Er zijn wel een aantal voorwaarden verbonden aan deelname aan dit project. Je moet tussen de 18 en 30 jaar oud zijn, minimaal 6 en liefst 9 maanden beschikbaar zijn (voor andere projecten is dit soms anders) en gemotiveerd zijn om full-time vrijwilligerswerk te doen in Tbilisi.
    4Hoe kan ik beoordelen of dit project iets voor me is?
    Het is kenmerkend voor EVS projecten dat het werk en de werkomgeving soms anders uitvallen dan van te voren gedacht. Een flexibele instelling is noodzakelijk om van EVS de leerervaring te maken die het kan zijn. Wanneer je het moeilijk hebt, heimwee ervaart of onvoldoende uitdaging hebt, helpen wij je om de situatie te verbeteren. Je bent en blijft te allen tijden vrijwilliger. Wij kunnen je dus niet dwingen om tegen je zin te blijven. Bedenk wel dat je slechts één keer in je leven EVS kunt doen. Als je jouw project voortijdig beëindigt, kun je geen ander project gaan doen.
    5Wat krijg ik allemaal vergoed?
    Alle reis,- en verblijfkosten (plus je eventuele visa) zijn inbegrepen. Daarnaast krijg je eten en drinken of een vergoeding om dit zelf te kopen. Daarnaast krijg je nog zakgeld die door Eastpackers maandelijks wordt overgemaakt. Verder krijg je een aanvullende zorgverzekering een online taal cursus voor EU landen en taallessen voor landen buiten de EU. Bovendien krijg je een trainingen aangeboden waar je leert het meeste uit je EVS te halen. Deze zijn in Nederland en in het land waar jouw gastorganisatie gevestigd is.
    6Hoe is de huisvesting geregeld?
    Elke gastorganisatie regelt huisvesting op een andere manier. De meest gangbare vorm van huisvesting is dat meerdere EVS-vrijwilligers samen in een appartement worden gehuisvest. Vrijwilligers delen de keuken en badkamer en hebben elk een eigen slaapkamer. Er zijn echter ook landen en projecten waarbij twee vrijwilligers een kamer delen. Als je dit niet wilt, is het belangrijk om van te voren met de gastorganisatie goed door te spreken hoe de huisvesting is geregeld.
    7Ik ben vegetariër. Wordt er rekening gehouden met mijn eetwensen?
    In bijna alle EVS projecten kun je zelf maaltijden kopen en bereiden. Hiervoor krijg je een maandelijkse toelage.