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2. Voluntary Activities

2.5 Cross-border mobility programmes

Last update: 27 June 2023
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  1. EU programmes
  2. Other Programmes
  3. Legal framework applying to foreign volunteers

EU programmes

The main source of international youth volunteering in Lithuania is the European Solidarity Corps, whose program in Lithuania is administered and coordinated by the Youth Affairs Agency.

There are separate non-governmental organizations that take care of international youth volunteering programs. They first receive the accreditation of the European Voluntary Service (hereinafter - EST) organization that sends, receives and coordinates volunteers. For example, the Socialinis veiksmas organization has been working to develop quality volunteering in Lithuania and beyond since 2005, coordinating European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteering projects (accepting and sending young people). Rietava's youth center also runs international programs.

The public institution Actio Catholica Patria is one of the first youth activity organizations in Lithuania, actively operating since 1991 and providing social and cultural services to young people. "A.C. Patria" helps young people and organizations discover volunteering opportunities in Lithuania and abroad, advises on local and international volunteering issues.

Other Programmes

Lithuania also participates in other international volunteering programs. There is an information platform about opportunities for independent volunteering abroad for young people:

Legal framework applying to foreign volunteers

There are no special legal requirements, bilateral international agreements or special visa regulations to foreign volunteers. Visa policy and residence permits and other potential conditions that young volunteers will be subjected to will depend on their country of origin. Detailed information can be found on Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania website.

Relevant information for arriving foreigners is also published on the website of the International Organization for Migration: