Volunteering is a good opportunity to stay active and contribute to the development of society and your community. Volunteering helps you acquire various knowledge, skills and experience, which can support you job search. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about different fields of work.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund has a number of volunteering partners, some that operate across Estonia and some that operate in certain counties only.
You can find out about volunteering opportunities near your place of residence from the menu section titled partners of the Unemployment Insurance Fund or from your consultant who will direct you to the service.
You can participate in voluntary work for up to 3 months in a row and at a frequency of up to 5 times a week.
Volunteering can not be performed in the form of work for which the person who is providing voluntary work has hired paid labour force.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund will provide commuting and accommodation benefits and a grant to people who do voluntary work. The payment of those benefits is based on correct documentation of participation.
The labour market service provided for individuals with decreased working ability is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union by regulation No. 57 of the Minister of Social Protection and the Minister of Health and Labour of 27 March 2015 on the basis of ‘Provision of labour market services to the target group of work reforms’ .