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country Finland: Saparomäki Farm Animal Rescue FI-KVT 11.2
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16/06/2020 - 26/06/2020
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Manual Work
Renovation
Animals
12 volunteers (4Male / 4female still needed)
Manual Work
Renovation
Animals
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Volunteers of the camp are going to help the community mainly with building fences and enclosures for animals and helping with taking care of the animals (chickens and pigs). Please note that the work may be physically demanding and usually done outside. The construction site is not safe environment for small children (under 6 years old). Work will be done together with the other volunteers of the community. Volunteers will also take care of their own cooking.

Accomodation and food

In shared rooms in a farmhouse with 2 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags. All cooking will be purely vegan food. Families with children over 6 years old are welcome if living in shared rooms is not a problem.

Location and leisure

Porvoo surroundings, about 1 hour from Helsinki

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Saparomäki Farm Animal Rescue is situated in Porvoo, in Southern Finland, 52 km from Helsinki. The name of the place, Saparomäki, translates as a “pig tail hill”. The community members are building a sanctuary for previous farm animals who otherwise would be sent to a slaughterhouse. The Saparomäki sanctuary started its journey in 2019, so there is still a lot of work to be done. Saparomäki will eventually have their own vegan cafe, an exhibition about pig husbandry in modern meat production and spaces for different animals.

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Please pay attention to sustainable travel. Flight is not always the only way to achieve the destination. We strongly recommend to set other transportation (trains, buses, ferries) a priority. Do it for the nature and you will see how the journey itself is an adventure!

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption and Production Life on Land
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Finland: Food Not Bombs FI-KVT 4.1
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22/06/2020 - 3/07/2020
Additional host fee 0
Manual Work
10 volunteers (3Male / 3female still needed)
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During the camp six meal sharing events around Helsinki will be organized. The volunteer tasks include cooking the meals, taking it to the place of the event, giving it out and cleaning up afterwards. Other tasks include participating in the PR of the meal sharing events and getting food donations. No special skills are needed.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will live at the Peace Station in Helsinki where many peace organisations reside. The accommodation is simple and a sleeping bag is required as volunteers will sleep on mattresses in a shared space. There are bathrooms, kitchen, shower and sauna for the volunteers to use. The food will be mainly the same that is offered in the events around town. All the food is vegetarian.

Location and leisure

Helsinki

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Food Not Bombs is an international campaign that works in hundreds of cities around the world. Food Not Bombs is trying to inspire the public to participate in changing society by helping concretely and to focus the resources on solving problems like hunger, homelessness and poverty while seeking an end to war and the destruction of the environment. It works by giving out vegetarian meals in public places to anyone in need.

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The accommodation facilities and the nature of the work might be challenging for a person with physical disabilities, but their participation is still welcome. Families can apply to the camp if the lack of privacy in accommodation is not a problem. Please pay attention to sustainable travel.

Requirements

Extra motivation letter is required. Volunteers should express why they are interested in the camp and what they could benefit from participating in it. Volunteers should be interested in antimilitarism, nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Finland: SKATEBOARDING FOR EQUALITY ALLI13ESC
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1/07/2020 - 16/07/2020
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Cultural
14 volunteers (0Male / 14female still needed)
Cultural
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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 workshop 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 challengesnot only in a field of sport and skateboarding, but in general in Europe.

Accomodation and food

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 favorite food on your cooking turn.

Location and leisure

Helsinki

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This volunteer team is organised together with a local partner association GirlsWomen skateboard association TRL. It was established in Helsinki in 2007 and since 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 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).

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Requirements

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. See more https://www.nuorisovaihto.fi/englishincoming-volunteers/european-solidarity-corps-finland-volunteering-teams

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Helsinki Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: Organic Farming At Vanhamäki Centre FI-KVT 11.4
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8/07/2020 - 22/07/2020
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Agricultural
Manual Work
8 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
Agricultural
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The volunteers will participate in the work of the farm, especially in harvesting. In addition, they can, for example, build an element to the forest activity park, get acquainted with organic farming and product development, help with the horse stables or in the kitchen. During their free time, the volunteers can go to the sauna, spend evenings by the fire, swim, do sports and go canoeing. A trip to a nearby national park can be arranged and volunteers can organize an international evening for local people. The camp is suitable for families with children over 10 years old who can take part in the daily program with their parent.

Accomodation and food

In shared rooms, with separate spaces for men and women. Beds and sheets are provided for the volunteers.

Location and leisure

Suonenjoki, Eastern Finland

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Vanhamäki Foundation organizes camps and recreational days for different groups around the topics of horse riding, sports and organic farming. Vanhamäki has an organic farm and produces different kinds of canned goods, berry powders and green powders. There is also a forest activity park that is aimed for everyone. During its over 100-year history Vanhamäki Wellness center has operated as a center for poor and disabled people, hospital, home for elderly people and as a youth center. Today the foundation is also running a private childcare institution. Throughout the years the aim has remained the same – operate as the center for wellness and common good.

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption and Production Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Finland: OUTDOOR LIFE IN LAPLAND ALLI16
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13/07/2020 - 27/07/2020
Additional host fee 0
Environmental
11 volunteers (4Male / 7female still needed)
Environmental
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The volunteers will do a variety of tasks with forestry and nearby surroundings, such as marking a nature trail for children and repairing 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 project is also about team work, mutual learning and possibilities to discuss topics such as different cultures and minorities together with others in the middle of Sami Homeland

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in dormitory or a cabin with common kitchen, toilets and showers. The volunteers will prepare the meals themselves. During free time volunteers can go trekking, swimming, to sauna etc. It is also possible to do some sightseeing around the area e.g. to reindeer farm or Sami museum.

Location and leisure

Northern Lapland, Inari, see www.vasatokka.fi. 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 Muddusjarvi, near the wilderness area of Muotkatunturi and of the recreation area of Inari.The nearest bus stop and grocery is in Inari village (10km from the venue) and the volunteers will have to arrange and pay their trip all the way to youth centre. The nearest airport is in Ivalo (60 km), nearest railway station in Rovaniemi (340km), from there you can continue by bus to Inari. You can also take a bus from Helsinki (1200 km). The volunteers have to arrange their travel all the way to Vasatokka centre themselves.The place is far from civilization. Those who like nature will fall in love with this place.

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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 offers a safe operational environment to children and young people. 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).

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Requirements

This project is supporeted by the EU European Solidarity Corps programme and is only open for 18-30 year old citizens or residents of Finland. 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 should have their own travel or accident insurance.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal INARI Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: FAMILY TIME ALLI18
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19/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 150
Educational
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
Educational
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The school surroundings need maintaining so the volunteers will work with seasonal tasks indoors and outdoors. Please note that this is not a traditional work camp and the tasks vary by the season.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in rooms and meals are provided. There are possibilities for various creative and other activities. Sauna and swimming facilities are also available. The place is very suitable for family camp and welcomes parents, single parents or grandparents to join the camp together with a child/children aged 3-13 yrs. Either parent or child need to be able to communicate in English.

Location and leisure

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.

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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 supporting biodiversity of nature (SDG 15 Life on Land).

Meeting point

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Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Extra fee: 150 euros per adult and 75 euros per child (3 yrs).

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal PUNKAHARJU Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: SLOW DOWN ALLI19
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26/07/2020 - 2/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 150
Educational
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
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The school surroundings need maintaining so the volunteers will work with seasonal tasks indoors and outdoors such as berrypicking. The volunteers can enjoy local food and peaceful nature as well. This project suits people who wan to take it easy and enjoy walks in the forest and surrounding area.

Accomodation and food

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

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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 learning to live healthy and live in harmony with the nature (SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being).

Meeting point

Punkaharju

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Extra fee: 150 euros

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Punkaharju Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: YOUTH and PEACE ALLI20ESC
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1/08/2020 - 16/08/2020
Additional host fee 0
Educational
16 volunteers (7Male / 9female still needed)
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The school surroundings need maintaining so the volunteers will work with seasonal tasks indoors and outdoors including environmental tasks.You will learn how to make seal-friendly fishing traps in order to save the endangered Saimaa ringed seals 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 how young people can promote peace at all levels of society for their own part.

Accomodation and food

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

Location and leisure

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 superb natural beauty, surrounded on both sides by lakes. The area offers opportunities for outdoor activities.

Project hosted by

The host organization Ikko is a 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 by increasing intercultural learning and understanding (SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities).

Meeting point

Punkaharju

Requirements

This project is supported by the European Solidarity Corps programme and is only open for 18-30 year old citizens or residents of Finland. 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 should have their own travel or accident insurance.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Punkaharju Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: NATURE and YOUTH ALLI22
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9/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
Additional host fee 0
Environmental
10 volunteers (5Male / 4female still needed)
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The theme of the camp is nature and youth on the countryside and the volunteers will get many opportunities for intercultural encounters. Volunteers will take part in planning and organising nature school programmes for children and youngsters. Volunteers should be prepared to present their own country and its culture to local children and youth while visiting local school and youth houses. The volunteers will get a chance to get to know the local nature through renovating and tidying surroundings of Luontokapinetti, nature and environment education centre (https://www.poytya.fi/vapaa-aika-ja-matkailu/luontokapinetti/) and taking part in an activity day for protecting a local lake famous for its birds.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the local Youth Centre located in same building with Nature Centre, which runs exhibitions and environmental education. Volunteers will sleep in a one big room with camp beds, and volunteers should bring their own sleeping bags with them. Lunch will be provided by the camp host but all other meals will be cooked together by the volunteers.

Location and leisure

Ylane is a small village surrounded by lakes and forests in Western Finland, about 190 km from Helsinki. During leisure time there will be nature activities for the volunteers, such as a trip to Kurjenrahka National Park and other summer activities such as sauna and swimming

Project hosted by

This camp is organized together by the Municipality of Poytya and local 4H-club. The local organisations have again joined forces to organise an international work camp in order to give local youth international experiences. 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 by increasing intercultural learning and understanding (SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities).

Meeting point

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Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Registration fee 50 euros.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Ylane Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: Sustainable Food Locally and Global FI-KVT 11.6
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24/08/2020 - 8/09/2020
Additional host fee 0
Agricultural
Manual Work
10 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
Agricultural
Manual Work
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The volunteers will help with the farm work and gardening in Elonkierto. They participate in organizing a FoodBizz 3030 hackathon event for youth, helping with workshops and evaluation of the event. Volunteers also help with both preparations and the running of a children's agricultural exhibition and finally cleaning up after the exhibition. They have opportunity to also create some program for the children's agricultural exhibition. Volunteers should be prepared to work outside majority of the time and have suitable clothes for that. Families are welcome with kids over 6 years old as long as they can keep up with the parents.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will stay with local families (within close distance) in smaller groups, so the accommodation will be shared and volunteers will have beds, toilets and showers at their use. Breakfast and lunch will be served to the volunteers and dinner and snacks they make themselves. In the free time there are several possibilities for seeing local nature parks, going berry picking or mushroom picking, trying sauna and swimming and much more. Volunteers should bring their own sleeping bags if they want to go visit local nature parks.

Location and leisure

Jokioinen, close to Forssa in Southwestern Finland

Project hosted by

Elonkierto is an agricultural exhibition park, where visitors can learn about Finnish agriculture, how agricultural research is done and how it is applied in the natural environment. The park is created for the whole family with plenty of things to see and do and in the summer time there are different events taking place. During the camp the volunteers have a chance to learn about sustainable food production and understanding the ecosystems linked to it both locally and globally.

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Please pay attention to sustainable travel.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
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