This post about NGOs in Lithuania was last updated in May, 2020.
The hottest NGOs in Lithuania
- Want to try something new and different?
- Free time that could be converted into some useful and engaging activities?
- Considering a possibility to become a part of something bigger than just your circle of friends and family?
Have you answered “yes” to the questions above? Then you might want to try exploring the NGOs in your country and contributing to their activities.
What is an NGO?
NGO in short is a non-governmental organization,. It usually doesn’t seek profit from it’s activity, but seeks certain social or political purposes on community, national or international level. Thus, people who take part in the activities of NGOs, contribute to the wellbeing of others: homeless people and animals, as well as wild ones, sensitive social groups, such as lonely seniors, children, people with fewer opportunities, people with disabilities, families and individuals at risk, etc.
- If it sounds like something you’d love to be involved in, see the list below.
- If you want to find out what cool NGOs in Lithuania are up to, see the list below.
So what are the hottest NGOs in Lithuania now?
Order of Malta Relief Organization
This organization works in these main fields: assisting the elderly (that varies from visiting during main celebrations to a daily supply of warm meals), running Malteser Children daycare centers and assisting the disabled, based on spiritual foster and moral support (organizing rehabilitation-adaptation camps, international meetings, pilgrimages).
The long-term goal of the organization “Goodwill Projects” is to bring together specialists from different fields to engage in the development, management and implementation of used social support programs in business, scientific or social activities. The organization currently runs three initiatives regarding donation of both material and non-material things to the ones who need it the most.
Active Youth aims to provide young people (including those with fewer opportunities, disabilities and other sensitive social groups) with international exchanges, training and projects opportunities in order to improve and expand their competencies in a variety of fields. It is done through non-formal education methods: discussions on topics relevant to young people, promoting healthy and active lifestyle, tolerance, entrepreneurship, active citizenship… basically just through having unforgettable experiences!
The main objective of the Lithuanian Samaritan Society is to care for people in distress, to care for the elderly, people with disabilities, to help low-income, disadvantaged and large families in Lithuania. Samaritans provide people with nursing and social care services, transports and helps disabled people, runs children day centers and charity points.
POLA’s aim is to minimize the number of people affected by cancer to as low as possible and to ensure that both patients and their families have access to effective treatment and the best possible informative, social, psychological and mental support. That’s why they educate society on how to reduce risks of developing cancer, teach patients how to actively engage in their treatment process, organise free seminars, training, art therapies and conferences dedicated to patients.
The Association is concerned with the protection of mammals living in the wild, especially large predators and other rare and endangered species. It strives for peaceful coexistence of human beings with wild mammals and wants to maintain a harmonious attitude towards the environment, nature and wildlife. Finally, the Baltic Wolf seeks to break down myths, groundless fears and aims for fair and ethical treatment of mammals, as well as transparent and rational decision-making towards Lithuanian wildlife.
Join an NGO
As you can see, all of these organisations have a common thing – it’s the desire to help others to meet their needs. If you share this desire with them, don’t hesitate to contact them.
We promise that you won’t regret any minute spent helping these organisations (as Lithuanians say – I’m so sure about it that I’ll give you my tooth if I’m wrong!)
Keep in mind that these are only 6 NGOs that we wanted to share with you, while there are many more others in Lithuania! Find what suits your interests best and don’t miss a chance to contribute to something that will not only give satisfaction, good emotions and new skills to you, but will also make positive influence on the ones that surround you 💜