Volunteers needed for 2023
WIESCO returns to Siauliai for its eighth year, and you're invited to join us for a fun-filled and enriching experience!
Siauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania with a population of just over 100,000. The school, Šiaulių Didždvario Gimnazija, is highly respected for its foreign language curriculum and International Baccalaureate Program.
Siauliai is known as the gateway to the Hill of Crosses, a symbol of Lithuania's non-violent struggle for freedom from the Soviet regime. Volunteers will have the opportunity to visit this powerful and meaningful site located only 12 kilometers north of the city. Siauliai is also convenient to Vilnius, Lithuania, and Riga, Latvia, for flights and personal travel.
The Siauliai tourism center has an informative website featuring places to see and things to do in the city.
About the program
The school facilities are excellent, with plenty of space for teaching as well as for a variety of activities. The school is located in the center of town near many museums, cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping.
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Robert M. Pine
Robert is the president of WIESCO. He has been a volunteer with WIESCO since 2007 with his personal focus on Poland and Lithuania; the two countries of his ancestors. In addition to directing many student programs in both countries, and visiting scores of schools in Poland during the academic year to engage with students in English conversation, he has also led special programs and workshops for Polish teachers of English to expand their range of teaching techniques.