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country Finland: SPRING FEELING ALLI03
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22/04/2019 - 4/05/2019
Additional host fee EUR 150
10 volunteers
3 Male / 6 female still needed
Environmental
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The school surroundings need maintaining so the volunteers will work with seasonal tasks indoors and outdoors such as cleaning the environment after winter and starting the summer season. Please note that this is not a traditional work camp and the tasks vary by the season.

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 about four hours by train from Helsinki. The school is situated in a location of natural beauty, right on Punkaharju ridge. It is surrounded on both sides by lakes and magnificent scenery. The area offers opportunities for outdoor activities. The volunteers can join Finnish language and culture lessons.

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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.

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Extra fee 150 euros
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Punkaharju Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: TASTE OF ACTUAL FINLAND TAF ALLI18ESC
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25/05/2019 - 9/06/2019
Additional host fee 0
14 volunteers
6 Male / 7 female still needed
Environmental
Cultural
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The volunteers will have a variety of tasks and activities in different fields. The main fields are environment, Finnish culture and social 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. Volunteers work on society integration consists of activities together with local youth and arranging an open intercultural event.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the LEKO hostel. Volunteers will take part in cooking their meals

Location and leisure

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. There iare lot of things to do and explore in Loimaa. In our group there will be volunteers from different European countries and also some volunteers from Finland.

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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.

Requirements

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. No fees, travel costs will be reimbursed. The volunteers will need to fill a ESC volunteer application form. See more https://www.nuorisovaihto.fi/englishincoming-volunteers/european-solidarity-corps-finland-volunteering-teams
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Loimaa Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: Organic farming at Vanhamäki center FI-KVT 11.2
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3/06/2019 - 14/06/2019
Additional host fee 0
12 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Agricultural
Construction
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The volunteers will participate in the work of the farm, and in developing its activities. 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.

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. Throughout the years the aim has remained the same - operate as the center for wellness and common good.
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Finland: FOXHILL ALLI04
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9/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
5 volunteers
1 Male / 2 female still needed
Kids
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The volunteers will assist in different tasks such as organising activities for children. Renovation and other maintaining tasks with traditional methods will be carried out during the camp. They use an interesting building method using reed and volunteers can take part in that. If you like nature and old buildings this is a place for you.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in small wooden building. The volunteers will prepare their meals together.

Location and leisure

Kuusankoski is a small town next to Kouvola about 130 km north-east from Helsinki. The camp is in a forest on top of the hill in the middle of Kuusankoski town.

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Foxhill Association maintains old industrial heritage of Kuusankoski and wants to increase community spirit and wellbeing of people by common action. It is a voluntary association preserving the area of wooden buildings where factory workers used to live. The aim is to keep the cultural and natural heritage alive by organising community events, there is e.g. a summer cafe, petting zoo, amateur theatre. This is the second time they host a work camp after a very positive experience last year and the local community is waiting for international volunteers.

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Registration fee 50 euros.
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Kouvola Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: Saparomäki farm animal rescue FI-KVT 11.2
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18/06/2019 - 29/06/2019
Additional host fee 0
12 volunteers
3 Male / 3 female still needed
Construction
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Volunteers of the camp are going to help the community mainly with building and painting a new animal shelter. 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. All cooking will be purely vegan food.

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. Since the sanctuary is just taking its first steps, there are no animals yet but the first ones will arrive after the shelter is finished during the year 2019.
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Finland: KANNELJARVI ALLI19ESC
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24/06/2019 - 9/07/2019
Additional host fee 0
14 volunteers
6 Male / 7 female still needed
Environmental
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Volunteers will have an interesting two week program which combines practical tasks and workshops about different topics. The volunteer will for example do various environmental tasks outdoors, get to know local youth work, have common activities with Immigrant Summer Schools as well as make excursion to national park and other interesting places. The aim of this volunteering team is to enhance intercultural understanding through practical actions for environment.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in the school dormitory in double rooms and most meals will be in student canteen, some self-catering.

Location and leisure

Kanneljarvi Folk High School is situated 60 kilometers from Helsinki in a beautiful place next to a lake.See more www.kannelopisto.fii. In our group there will be volunteers from different European countries and also some volunteers from Finland doing interesting activities and excursions together.

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Kanneljarvi Folk High School is a 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.

Requirements

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. No fees, the travel costs will be reimbursed. The volunteers will need to fill a ESC volunteer application form. See more https://www.nuorisovaihto.fi/englishincoming-volunteers/european-solidarity-corps-finland-volunteering-teams
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Helsinki Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: IT IS OUR PLANET ALLI06
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30/06/2019 - 13/07/2019
Additional host fee EUR 150
12 volunteers
0 Male / 4 female still needed
Environmental
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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. The topic of this work camp is climate change and sustainability. We will share our concerns about climate change, live sustainably and try to figure out together how to tackle this topic on personal level and universally, too.If you wish to reduce your carbon footprint before arriving to the camp please find about if you have other options instead of flying.

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 about four hours by train from Helsinki. The school is situated in a location of natural beauty, right on Punkaharju ridge. It is surrounded on both sides by lakes and magnificent scenery. The area offers opportunities for outdoor activities. The volunteers can join Finnish language and culture lessons.

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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.

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Extra fee 150 euros
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Punkaharju Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: OLD POWER 2019 ALLI07
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30/06/2019 - 13/07/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
12 volunteers
4 Male / 6 female still needed
Cultural
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The work will be to assist in organising a local event called National Old Power days which displays historical engines, tools and machinery. There will be about 20 000 people visiting the happening during three days. The volunteers will assist in practical tasks in arranging the event, e.g. set up a cafe, selling refreshments and tidying up the area during the event and afterwards. The volunteers must be prepared to do different kind of work in various weather conditions. There will be hard work, but also lots of fun with locals and other volunteers. The aim of the camp is to give the volunteers a chance to experience Finnish history, nature and culture and enable the local young people to meet young adults from other countries.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation is in a local summer hostel run by the 4H

Location and leisure

Oulainen is a small town, about 7800 inhabitants. It s about 100 km south from Oulu and about 550km north from Helsinki. Various summer activities such as swimming, swamp football, playing games, excursions to nearby sights and fishing are possible.

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The camp host is the local 4H club. 4H stand for Head, Hands, Heart and Health and it is an international network of rural youth which aims at developing the skills of young people. In Finland 4H is the biggest youth organisation with 250 local associations.

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Registration fee 50 euros.
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 25 Age
Nearest terminal Oulainen Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: Tavastkenkä village FI-KVT 12.1
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2/07/2019 - 16/07/2019
Additional host fee 0
14 volunteers
4 Male / 4 female still needed
Environmental
Festival
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During the first week, the work will include clearing a thicket and reaping hay on a meadow and wetland area rented by the village association. During the second week, the volunteers will participate in decorating, building and maintaining the Village festival area together with the locals. Volunteers will also take care of their own cooking. The surroundings offer great possibilities of enjoying the Finnish summer: different sports with the local youth, hiking, going to the sauna and swimming in the near-by lake as well as visiting a local farm.

Accomodation and food

In two classrooms of the old village school building. There is a kitchen as well as bathroom, shower and laundry machine in the school. There is also a wireless internet in the whole building. The building will be used by another group during the camp but there will be space for everyone!

Location and leisure

Tavastkenkä is located in a beautiful area in the north of Finland, around 120 km from Oulu.

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Tavastkenkä is a quaint village in the north of Finland. The village association aims at developing the village, organizing events for the villagers and acting as their common voice. In addition, the organization wishes to preserve the precious and unique cultural landscape of the area with its rivers and lakes, hills and fields, forests and rapids. The aim of the camp is to clear local landscapes and traditional meadowlands of bushes and weeds and help in the organization of the village festival. The camp is expected to enhance the cultural and social integration with the village population and bring some international vibe and contacts to the local youth.

Requirements

No special requirements. Especially in the first week the work may be physically demanding.
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Finland: GARDEN and CULTURE ALLI08
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8/07/2019 - 21/07/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
10 volunteers
2 Male / 4 female still needed
Environmental
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The volunteers will work mainly outdoors to maintain the traditional landscape and parks in the area. They will also assist in various activities when needed, for example organising events for children. The volunteers will also get to know the everyday life in the Finnish countryside. The goal is to increase multicultural activity in Anjala and its community and learn from each other.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is organized in a hostel apartment with shared kitchen, living room and a bathroom. The volunteers will get most meals from the canteen of the youth centre, sometimes it might be possible to cook

Location and leisure

Anjala is a small village, 25 km from Kouvola and about 140 kms from Helsinki. The Youth Centre is situated in a beautiful area by the River Kymijoki. On the same area there is an old manor building and agricultural school. Volunteers can use the facilities and equipment of the youth centre.

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Youth Centre Anjala is one of the nine national youth centres in Finland, supported and supervised by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Youth Centre has a non-profit civic responsibility of promoting a good life for children and young people. Our main purpose is to serve children and young people as well as support the work of teachers and trainers. This camp is organized by Anjala Youth Department and the Cultural foundation of Ankkapurha. More information www.nuorisokeskusanjala.fi/en

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Registration fee: 50 euros
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Anjala Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: FACES FESTIVAL CAMP ALLI20
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14/07/2019 - 1/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
15 volunteers
6 Male / 8 female still needed
Festival
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The volunteers will organise a multicultural festival and take part in building, running, tidying as well as dismantling it after the festival has finished. The tasks will include all that is needed to build a festival and its area. The festival is fully organised by Finnish and international volunteer, we do all work on voluntary basis, by ourselves), that means preparing the area , building constructions, stages, putting up tents, painting and decorations, making all the signs, , cleaning, selling tickets etc. Be prepared to do physical work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be basic on mattresses on a local school hall. Some meals will be served, some meals will be cooked by volunteers.

Location and leisure

Karjaa is a small town that has been merged with two others to form the town of Raseborg streching on the southwest coast of Finland. To the capital Helsinki is about 80 km, easy to be reached by train in about one hour and to the third biggest town of Finland, Turku, also about one hour by train.The town of Raseborg is small, some 30.000 inhabitants and located in a very beautiful, natural area with fields, forests and lakes. It is also the oldest cultural area of Finland, with some old very nice factory villages to visit. The area is strongly bilingual.

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Faces Festival is a multicultural festival organised by a local cultural association. The festival gathers a large audience to enjoy music, dance and other cultural performances in beautiful Karjaa town.

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Registration fee 50 euros
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Karjaa Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: OUTDOOR LIFE LAPLAND ALLI11
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15/07/2019 - 27/07/2019
Additional host fee 0
10 volunteers
-1 Male / 3 female still needed
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: The volunteers will do a variety of tasks with forestry and nearby surroundings, such as marking nature trails and doing small repairs. There might also be other work such as landscaping and cutting firewood. Volunteers must be prepared with proper working clothes and shoes because the work is outdoors in any weather condition.

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, but the volunteers have to pay the fees and transport themselves.

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.

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The camp host Vasatokka is one of nine 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.

Requirements

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.SR: The place is far from civilization. Those who like nature will fall in love with this place. Volunteers need to have a travel insurance. No fees.
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Inari Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: FAMILY CAMP ALLI12
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21/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
Additional host fee EUR 150
10 volunteers
2 Male / 4 female still needed
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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, buffet style meals 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 grandparent 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 and magnificent scenery. 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.

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)
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Punkaharju Languages spoken English , English
country Finland: Local communities and culture in Ev FI-KVT 12.2
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28/07/2019 - 7/08/2019
Additional host fee 0
12 volunteers
2 Male / 2 female still needed
Environmental
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Mainly different kinds of manual maintenance work and clearing the surroundings type of tasks, as well as assisting in organising small one-day events such as Open doors Day in the local museum and Traditional Games Day for the local youth. In addition, the volunteers may help with translating the texts for visitors of the museums and other sites into their own languages. There will be several different work locations and sites, depending on which association will be responsible for the work each day.

Accomodation and food

In a local school building with facilities to do your own laundry, showers and kitchen. Sleeping on mattresses on the floor, so please bring your own sleeping bag with you.

Location and leisure

Evijärvi, the Southern Ostrobothnia region, Western Finland

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Evijärvi is a small municipality with a bit over 2500 habitants. The municipality wants to encourage the local villages to create international contacts and inspire the locals to be active in the community by offering a small fund for the local associations and villages to host a part of an international workcamp. Thus, the official camp host and the funder is the municipality but the work will be managed by the local associations such as local youth organisations, local museum and cultural heritage association and the Lutheran parish. Due to the wide co-operation, the workcamp offers a great opportunity to the volunteers to have a deep dive into the local traditions and history as well as meeting the locals from all ages.

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The volunteers will use bikes to go to the works sites. Families are most welcome if the shared accommodation is not a problem.
Organization KVT Finland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Finland: WHV FINLAND ALLI16
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4/08/2019 - 17/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
13 volunteers
2 Male / 7 female still needed
Renovation
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The volunteers will do landscaping tasks in these two World Heritage Sites in Finland. Suomenlinna is one of the most visited destinations in Finland whereas Old Rauma represents a more tranquil but equally interesting World Heritage site. The volunteers will assist in others tasks such as visitor management and have a chance to get to know more about preservation and promotion of a world heritage site. We aim in generating new ideas and actions with participants involved in preserving our common cultural heritage and aware how is it taken care of.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will stay in a hostel in Helsinki and on mattresses in a historical building in Rauma , lunches will be provided, dinners prepared by volunteers.

Location and leisure

Suomenlinna (More information: http://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/) in Helsinki, Rauma in western Finland. The volunteers will arrive in Helsinki and spend most of the time in Suomenlinna. About 3-4 days will be spent in Rauma where the group will travel together and the host will organise the travel. the last days will again be spent in Suomenlinna.

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Suomenlinna is restored, maintained and governed by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna that operates under the Ministry of Education and Culture. The City of Rauma is the other organising party in this project. Both of the organisers are responsible for preserving their associated historical and architectural values for future generations, too.

Requirements

The volunteers need to have interest towards World Heritage and prepare themselves before the camp in order to tell about the World Heritage projects in their home countries. The applicants need to write a one page motivation letter explaining why they would like to join the project, if they have any previous experience in WHvolunteering and what could be their contribution to the project.The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Registration fee 50 euros
Organization ALLIANSSI YOUTH EXCHANGES Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Helsinki Languages spoken English , English
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