European Solidarity Corps in Finland - Volunteering teams

WELCOME TO TEAM VOLUNTEER IN FINLAND IN EARLY SUMMER 2019 

The European Solidarity Corps volunteering teams give young people a chance to taste volunteering and perform tasks that can have a real impact. If you are ready to get your hands dirty while getting to know other young Europeans as well as the summer beauty of Finland please read more details below. In 2019 we will host two volunteering teams in Finland in early summer.

These solidarity activities are open to all 18-30 years old European Union citizens. We especially welcome young people who really need the EU financial support in order to join international volunteering. Participants are covered by insurance and their travel costs will be covered, as well as their accommodation and food. Participants will also receive a small allowance for their personal expenses. The teams are also open for Finnish youth to apply. 

The volunteer will be supported by a sending organisation in the home country. If you do not have a sending organisation please check the list of Alliance member organisations or leave that question empty in the application form and we will suggest you an organisation in your country. 

We warmly welcome you to apply for our first volunteering teams. You can be sure that there will be lots of fun meeting people from different places and also locals and also you will be able to learn by doing meaningful tasks for local community. And do not forget that Finland is really nice in summer !!!

If you have any questions please contact us by email to hakemukset@alli.fi and we will get back to you.

You will find the application form link below. 

TEAM 1

ALLI18ESC       Taste of Actual Finland  Loimaa   25.05.-09.06.         ENVI/CULT        14 vols       18-30 

 Loimaa Evangelical Folk High School LEKO (www.leko.fi)  has a 80 year long history. It provides formal and non-formal adult education as well as social services. In addition to basic education programs for adults with immigrants as the main target group they also run other courses for different groups. The school has experience and interest in working with people with different backgrounds and countries of origin.

The volunteers will have a variety of tasks and activities in different fields. The main themes are environment, Finnish culture and society integration. The tasks regarding environment include maintenance tasks and improving green areas by cutting bushes and tidying the park area. Experiencing Finland includes exploring Finnish nature, visiting farms, cooking and tasting Finnish food and getting a glimpse into the Finnish lifestyle and culture with all senses. Volunteers work on society integration consists of activities together with local youth and arranging an open intercultural event and assist in a local festival.

 Volunteers will be accommodated in the LEKO student dormitory and take part in cooking their meals.

Loimaa is a small town in south-west Finland about 150 km from Helsinki. The town is small so the volunteers can move around by using bicycles. The volunteer group consisting of European and Finnish volunteers will have common leisure time activities

The volunteers need to be 18-30 years old European Union citizens, who are motivated to volunteer in countryside in Finland and need the EU support for taking part in international volunteering. There will be no fees and travel costs will be reimbursed afterwards based on the distance band calculator. The volunteers will need to fill a ESC application form and email it to hakemukset@alli.fi as soon as possible. We will start placing the volunteers in March. 

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TEAM 2

ALLI19ESC       Kanneljarvi  Lohja   24.06. - 09.07.         ENVI/CULT        14 vols       18-30

Kanneljarvi Folk High School is a folk high school and vocational institute with a wide range of educational services to provide such as vocational education for youth workers and courses in Finnish language and culture for immigrants. Kanneljarvi Folk High School is situated 60 kilometers from Helsinki.

Volunteers will have an interesting two week program which combines practical tasks and workshops about different topics. The volunteer will  do various environmental tasks outdoors, get to know local young people and youth workers, have common activities with Immigrant Summer Schools as well as have excursions to nearby places. The aim of this volunteering team is to promote intercultural understanding through practical actions for environment.

The volunteers will stay in double rooms in a student dormitory. Most of the meals will be enjoyed in the school canteen, some cooked together.

Kanneljarvi Folk High School is situated 60 kilometers from Helsinki in a beautiful place next to a lake, see more www.kannelopisto.fi. The volunteer group consisting of European and Finnish volunteers will have common leisure time activities.

SR: The volunteers need to be 18-30 years old European Union citizens, who are motivated to volunteer in Finnish countryside and need the EU support for taking part in international volunteering. There will be no fees and the travel costs will be reimbursed afterwards  based on the distance band calculator. The volunteers will need to fill a ESC application form and email it to hakemukset@alli.fi as soon as possible. We will start placing the volunteers in March. 

We are waiting for your application, Allianssi Youth Exchanges team

 

 

 

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