EVS volunteering at Youthcenter Monde
Im EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteer in Youth Center Monde. My name is Rīngauds and i come from one of the most beautiful Lithuanian city – Telšē. When i became interested in the city of Rovaniemi, found some similarities with my hometown. Both cities are in the center of countrys region: Rovaniemi is capital city of Lapland – Telšē is capital of Samogitia; Rovaniemi have longest river in Finland – Kemijoki, Telšē have lake in the center of city – Mastis; Rovaniemi have sculptures of Reindeer and everywhere you can find something with Santa Claus, Telšē have lot of sculptures of bears.
People in Rovaniemi are friendly, especially the drivers are very cultured for pedestrians and cyclists. They almost every time stops in pedestrian cross. But mostly i liked their is plenty of cyclists. Even in the winter time you can see lot of them. Also i know that, in Lapland is cold winters and loooooong nights. Im really waiting for -30 – -40 degrees cold. That would be biggest challenge and experience for me. But i have been a bit disappointed about northern lights. When i read about Northern Lights in Lapland, there was written you can see them about 200 times in all year. Maybe that is true, but mostly in this autumn weather was cloudy or foggy, when there was possible to see northern lights. But im still happy, because i saw northern lights in about 5-6 times. First impression was wonderful. But also i have 9 months more to see them again 🙂
How i said in beginning, im volunteering in Nuorisokeskus Monde. My project is 12 months long, so you can visit us and we can talk about EVS, cultural differences and anything what you want. Youth workers team there is cool and youthfull , in Monde also you can play computer games, billiard, ping-pong, board games, sing karaoke or just sit and talk. Often there is happening events like youngsters disco, gaming tournaments, hiking trips and various presentations. So, you are welcome in Nuorisokeskus Monde!