European Solidarity Corps in Finland - Volunteering teams

WELCOME TO TEAM VOLUNTEER IN FINLAND IN  2020 !

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS SITUATION MOST VOLUNTEER TEAMS WILL BE POSTPONED TO YEAR 2021.

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 in beautiful Finnish countryside (or town), the volunteering teams are for you! We will host several volunteering teams in Finland this year.

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 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 (5 euros per day). 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. 

If you have any questions please contact us by email at volunteer(at)alli.fi 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)alli.fi 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  https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/pass_en

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ALLI09ESC     Summer Action Lohja Kanneljarvi 25.6.-10.7. ENVI/EDU     14 vols 18-30

P:  Kanneljarvi Folk High School is a vocational institute with a wide range of educational services to provide such as vocational education and courses in Finnish language and culture for immigrants. Kanneljarvi Folk High School is situated 60 kilometers from Helsinki.www.kannelopisto.fi In this project you are working to progress the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by supporting biodiversity of nature (SDG 15 Life on Land) and building stronger communities (SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities).

W: Volunteers will have a chance to develop their skills related to the environment during this interesting two week program which combines practical tasks and workshops about different topics. The volunteers will work with various environmental tasks outdoors, get to know local youth work and have common activities with Immigrant Summer School. There will also be excursions and trips to nearby places like  Nuuksio national park. 

A: The volunteers will be accommodated in a student dormitory and the meals will be provided.

L:  Kanneljarvi Folk High School is situated 60 kilometers from Helsinki. It is on the shore of the Hormajärvi lake.

T: Lohja

SR: The volunteers need to be 18-30 years old European Union citizens or residents, who are motivated to volunteer in rural setting and need the EU support for taking part. No fees, this project is funded by the European Solidarity Corps so the volunteers travel costs will be reimbursed after the project. The volunteers will need to fill out a project application form.

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ALLI13ESC         Skateboarding for Equality      Helsinki    1.7.-16.7. CULT      14 vols 18-30

P: This volunteer team is organised together with a local partner association Girls&Women skateboard association TRL. It  was established in Helsinki in 2007 and since then it has played an important role in girl, women and gender variant skateboarding in Finland. Nowadays the association has 140 active members, more than a half of them are youngsters from Helsinki. The aim of this volunteer based  association is to create safe spaces where its members could skateboard, meet others and together develop and share the skills, regardless their gender, sexual orientation, background and without any discrimination. Annually the association organizes over 100 trainings in skateboard halls and more than 20  various events for girl, women and gender variant skateboard riders. In addition to the above, the TRL association communicates actively and visibly the message of the (gender)equality and non- discrimination, not only on social media but also through dialogue with different skateboard or other associations. Besides, they try to fight the cultural norms in this pretty masculine field. The aim is to gain a better, safer and courageous position for girl skateboarders and to encourage other girls to bravely join.  In this project you are working to progress the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by raising awareness and increasing gender equality and reducing inequalities among people (SDG 5 Gender Equality and SDG 10 Reduce Inequalities).

W: The volunteering team will have a two-week program where the TRL association will welcome international volunteers to together organize various events and workshops for local youngsters in order to spread the message of equal and non- discriminating leisure activity. Visits in different skate parks create a link between local youth and international volunteers. Together with the active members of the association, the volunteers will organize skateboard trainings and workshops for all levels, with emphasis on beginners. Apart from this, the volunteers will participate in activities  to maintain the skate parks, such as tidying the skate parks. Discussions and activities linked to gender equality, discrimination in a sport and in an urban space in general are foreseen. The volunteers will assist to organize a little skateboarding event serving as a promotion of Non-Discrimination in this sport field. The emphasis of this volunteering team is to make the youngsters think about the current societal, gender and discrimination issues and challenges not only in a field of sport and skateboarding, but in general in Europe.

A: Accommodation and meals will be arranged in a youth house in Helsinki. Be prepared to sleep on the mattress on  the youth house gym floor (sleeping bag needed) and bring your recipes in order to cook your favourite food on your cooking turn. 

L: Helsinki            

SR: The volunteers should have some previous experience in skateboarding. The volunteers need to be 18-30 years old European Union citizens or residents, who are motivated to volunteer and need the EU support for taking part. No fees, travel costs will be reimbursed. The volunteers will need to fill a project application form.

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ALLI20ESC       Youth and Peace Punkaharju   2.8.-17.8.   EDU 14 vols        18-30 

P: The host organization Ikko is a modern, non-political and non-religious folk high school offering both general and vocational education for Finnish and international students and groups throughout the year. They also host special target groups such as students with special needs as well as young asylum seekers. In this project you are working to progress the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by increasing intercultural learning and understanding (SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities).

W: The school surroundings need maintaining so the volunteers will work with seasonal tasks indoors and outdoors including environmental tasks. The volunteers will get to know the surrounding nature as well as familiarize themselves with the topic Youth and Peace. The United Nations adopted in 2015 a ground-breaking resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, which recognizes that young people play an important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security. During the camp the volunteers will learn about peace in everyday life through non-formal learning activities such as games, workshops and discussions on how young people can promote peace at all levels of society for their own part. Join the project and become a peace messenger by spreading the word about the crucial role of youth participation in  promotion of peaceful societies.


A: Accommodation will be in the dormitory, meals provided. There are possibilities for various creative and other activities. Sauna and swimming facilities are also available.

L: Punkaharju is located in eastern Finland near Savonlinna and it takes four hours by train from Helsinki. The school is situated in a location of natural beauty,  surrounded on both sides by lakes. The area offers opportunities for outdoor activities. The volunteers can join Finnish language and culture presentation.

T: Punkaharju 

SR: The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. The volunteers need to be 18-30 years old European Union citizens or residents, who are motivated to volunteer in rural setting and need the EU support for taking part. No fee, travel costs will be reimbursed. The volunteers will need to fill a project application form. 

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