The organization was established in 1988 as a union of several student clubs. Deineta is an independent non-political voluntary service organization. We organize international short term youth and teenager voluntary camps in Lithuania and also send volunteers abroad to our partners’ international projects. In 1988 Deineta started a project “youth for nature protection” and organized 2 first voluntary work camps. each year the quantity of our work camps varies, and now during the summer season we organize around 5-8 work camps, we send up to 50 (depending on the year) volunteers abroad and can host about 80 international volunteers in Lithuania. The main activity of Deineta at present is coordination of European voluntary service projects under EU “Erasmus+”
• to promote international co-operation and understanding among young people from different countries and different
• to help young people realize their voluntary ideas;
• to provide opportunities for young people without distinction to race, language, religion or social status, who wish to
acquire cross cultural skills and gain international experience for their personal and professional development;
We support ideas of solidarity and humanity, and think that the international volunteering is the area where everybody is
able to express themselves for the sake of peace.
Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations - full member
Our work camps normally run from the end of May till the beginning of September and last for two weeks. There are usually
8-10 participants and 1-2 camp leaders in each project. We do not organize big camps in order to create warm and friendly
atmosphere. The camp leader(s) takes an active part in the camp work just like any other volunteer. He/she is also the
person who makes the life of the camp run smoothly: takes initiative in solving problems that may occur in organizing work,
food preparation, leisure time etc.
The activities of our camps include organizing cleaning and preserving nature, working with local community.
Participants work for up to 6 hours per day, weekends are free. Most tasks on the camps can be completed without any
substantial physical effort or any special skills. 1
Volunteers have 3 meals per day. We offer a chance to try Lithuanian national meals and we expect participants to propose
their own national dishes.
Adult camps: 18-30
Our volunteers can be accommodated in administrative buildings of regional and national parks or tents. Volunteers must bring their own sleeping bags. Other details usually follow in the info packs.
Extra participation fee:
As Deineta doesn’t get any financial support from the state government, local municipalities or any other institution, we ask a registration fee of 45 Euros.