European Solidarity Corps in Finland - Volunteering teams



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,  the volunteering teams are for you! 

These solidarity activities are open to all 18-30 years old European Union citizens or residents, who are motivated to do voluntary work, learn new things and share your everyday life with youth from different countries. We especially welcome young people who really need the EU financial support in order to join international volunteering. The teams are open for all young Europeans, but we encourage application from  young people who do not have much international experience or have less opportunities to get such experience due to health problems, geographical obstacles, cultural differences, social challenges or economic difficulties. 

Participants are covered by insurance (when volunteering abroad) and their travel costs will be reimbursed (based on distance calculator) after the project, and they will get board and lodging while on the project. Participants will also receive a small allowance for their personal expenses. The teams are also open for Finnish youth to apply. 

If you have any questions please contact us by email at volunteer(at) and we will get back to you.

You will find the application form here. and in the bottom of this webpage.  Please email the filled application to volunteer(at) as soon as possible.

​Please note that you need to register in the European Youth Portal and write your PRN number in your application form.  The link to the portal is



ALLI24ESC             AUTUMN IN LAPLAND Inari     27.9.-10.10.  12 vols

The camp host Vasatokka is one of ten national youth centers providing services for young people with the financial support of the Ministry of Education. The main purpose of these national youth centres is to support the work of teachers and trainers and to be of service to national and international youth activities. The centres offer a safe operational environment to children and young people. The volunteers will do a variety of tasks with forestry and nearby surroundings, such as marking a nature trail for children and doing repairs in an unobstructed wooden trail. Volunteers must be prepared with proper working clothes and shoes because the work is done outdoors in all weather conditions. The volunteers will also help in the innovation and testing of the new outdoor activities for the Vasatokka Youth Centre.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in the dormitory or a cabin with common kitchen, toilets and showers. The volunteers will prepare the meals themselves.

Location & leisure

Northern Lapland, Inari, see The environment is characterized by arctic nature and three Lappish cultures: Inari Sami, North Sami and Skolt Sami. Also the nearness of the Arctic Ocean in Norway and Russia are emphasized. Vasatokka is located in amidst incredible lake scenery on the shores of Lake Muddusjärvi, near the wilderness area of Muotkatunturi and of the recreation area of Inari.

During free time volunteers can go trekking, swimming, to sauna etc. It is also possible to do some own freetime sightseeing around the area e.g. to reindeer farm or Sami museum.


This project is supported by the EU European Solidarity Corps programme and is open for 18-30 year old EU citizens or residents who are allowed to travel to Finland based on current travel restrictions. Participation is free of charge, as well as board and lodging. Volunteers need to stay the full duration of the camp in order to get their pocket money and travel cost reimbursed. The volunteers have to be open-minded, creative and ready to adapt to a simple conditions of the common life in the countryside. of Estonia. Please consider that the work is mainly physical, can be hard or sometimes repetitive.