I partner dell’associazione finlandese ALLIANSSI, cercano volontari/e da coinvolgere in diversi progetti di lungo termine supportati dal programma ESC- Corpo Europeo di Solidarietà per il 2020.
I progetti si svolgeranno in diverse comunità e la lingua richiesta per lo svolgimento delle attività sarà l’inglese, seguono maggiori info sui singoli progetti.
Project 1: ESC volunteer position in IKKO Folk High School in Punkaharju
Period of volunteering: start date January 2020. Length of stay flexible between 2 – 9 months in 2020.
Number of volunteers: 1 -2
Application forms + CVs ( motivation letter optional) by email by the 30.9.2019
Project description: The host organization Ikko is a modern, non-political and non-religious folk high school offering both general and vocational education for Finnish and immigrant students and groups throughout the year. We also host special target groups such as students with special needs as well as young asylum seekers. Punkaharju folk high school is located in rural area in eastern Finland, so the volunteer should feel comfortable with living in a small community far from city lights, preferably being young people who enjoy environment and outdoor activities. The project is suitable for young person without much experience of international exchanges, but he/she needs to able to communicate in English in sufficient level.
The volunteer should be motivated to learn, to adapt, to propose ideas, take initiative and open to discover other cultures and work in a multicultural environment. The ESC volunteer will plan and organise activities such as various workshops related to for example arts, culture, languages, computers, cooking, sports, music, games and other topics depending on the skills and interests of the volunteer and the students. About half of the students in the folk high schools are from immigrant origin.The students attend different courses and degrees, some join for short term courses, some stay a full year. Most of the students are young adults, 18-30 years old. In summer months the volunteer will be assisting with different groups, especially with the international volunteer work camps taking place in Punkaharju between June and September.
In general, the volunteer will work in co-operation and under guidance of folk high school staff:
- Preparing, organizing and assisting in various afternoon and evening activities for the residential students such as different workshops, events, cooking clubs, arts and crafts, sports activities etc.
- Supporting in practical tasks in the folk high school when needed
- Disseminating information on European Union, especially European Solidarity Corps and encouraging students to try out European mobility programs
- Co-leading international volunteer camps and groups especially in summer and vacation periods
- Acting as intercultural messenger encouraging the students (and the international volunteers in summer) with different ethnic backgrounds to co-operate together and make everyone feel welcome to join all the activities. The volunteer in encouraged to carry out own ideas, own projects such as running a workshop on some topic of her/his hobby or expertise ( sport, language, handicraft, music, for example).
The volunteer will spend time with the folk high school students and other groups, to socialize with them and co-organize leisure time activities during the working hours. Volunteer will stay at the student dormitory in a double room. There are about 150 residents at the school, most of the students in IKKO are young adults between 18-30 years, not teenagers. The school offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, so the ESC volunteer has all the meals prepared. The volunteer is expected to do activities with young people so it would be useful to be a sociable and positive person, who loves outdoor and nature. The school is multicultural so volunteer should be interested and able to work with people from many different cultures.
More information on the hosting organisation www.ikko.fi
Project 2: ESC for Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame in Heinola and Lahti
Period of volunteering: June – July 2020
Number of volunteers: 2
Application forms + CVs ( motivation letter optional) by email by the 30.9.2019
Project description: Interesting mix in Basketball Museum and basketball coaching. Looking for 2 volunteers (we expect at least one of those interests/experiences) with experience, or interest in Sports (especially basketball), museum-work, media (social media, digitalizing, video/photo editing), working with youngsters and activate them to move.
Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame consists missions about: Museum and Exhibition work, Alumni activities and Hall of Fame gallery. We have two small exhibitions located in Heinola Lohja and also movable exhibition. Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame is focusing to be society museum for all Finnish basketball communities and persons. Year 2019 Finnish Basketball Federation celebrates 80th birthday and Basketballmuseum is organising Poster Exhibition Tour and seminars. There will be also virtual reality game on tour.
Heinola YMCA is local basketball team in town of Heinola. There is players aged from 6 year old to seniors, about 150 together. Heinola is located about 130 km from Helsinki, and 30 km from Lahti. Heinola YMCA is Museum’s partner in this volunteer project.
Lahti Basketball is big basketball organisation in city of Lahti. There is men’s Main league team and 400 juniors (boys and girls). They are another partner in this project.
Volunteers work with Director of Finnish Basketball Hall of Fameh related to Museum tasks. YMCA Heinola takes responsibility in Heinola about volunteers wellbeing and teaching about basketball coaching. And there are many coaches willing to help volunteer. Volunteers are also working for Lahti Basketball in Mainleague games and Open gym-practices. That organisation will also help and support volunteers.
Accommodation is in town of Heinola near YMCA Training Center. There is own private room for volunteer (shared bathroom) and shared kitchen. Sometimes it is possible to stay in Lahti in order to get to know Lahti Basketball organisation and travel less between Heinola and Lahti. And it gives possibility to get known better Finnish way of life. Transportation is public transportation (bus ticket). Volunteer can participate at Finnish language and culture education once a week in Heinola or Lahti.
We hope that our volunteer would be interested in basketball culture, be positive, sociable and reliable, be ready to do activities with children and could work independently.
The tasks can be for example sport activities, culture activities, exhibition workshops, activating social media in Museum of Basketball, helping making exhibitions, digitalising museum materials, monitoring/organising open-gym practices, assist coach in basketball trainings, helping tournament- organisations, cleaning gym, taking care of cafeteria in Training center, etc. Working in our project is quite versatile and flexible. Volunteers could also plan and put into practice role-game for junior teams to learn different kind of roles in basketball courts.
The position is suitable for any young person aged 18-30, BUT we are not able to guarantee accessibility for people with physical disabilities. Our work language will mainly be Finnish (especially in Basketball trainings), but with volunteer we use English. We are open to discuss with the volunteer what kind of work she/he would like to /can do. We would like to have short interview with skype so please give us your skype address.
We hope you are positive and ready to work different kind of tasks – enjoy your time in Finland with basketball!
Lathi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahti Heinola:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinola
Museum of Basketball (in Finnish): http://www.koripallomuseo.fi
YMCA Heinola (in Finnish): http://www.ymcaheinola.fi
Lahti Basketball juniors: www.lbj.fi
Project 3: ESC volunteer positions in Kanneljarvi Folk High School
Period of volunteering : February 2020 – September 2020
Number of volunteers: 2
Application forms + CVs ( motivation letter optional) by email to by 30.9.2019
Project description: Kanneljärvi Folk High School is a vocational institute with a wide range of educational services to provide.
The range of study programmes in Kanneljärvi Folk High School consists of the upper secondary vocational degree in Youth and Leisure Instruction, further qualification degree in Special Needs Instruction for Children, additional basic education and adult education studies i.e. Art studies. In addition to the above mentioned Kanneljärvi Folk High School also provides studies in Finnish language and culture for immigrant students. Kanneljärvi Institute also has a student dormitory and the extra-curricular activities provided for the students form a basis for an expanded pedagogical view. Kanneljärvi Folk High School is situated 60 kilometers from Helsinki.
Our personnel consists of 30 people and of those 30 approximately 3-4 individuals will be working with the ESC volunteer. These individuals work or otherwise influence in the field of youth and leisure instructing and therefore are well equipped to be involved in voluntary work. The instructor working in the dormitory will also be participating in the voluntary work. All together we have 350 students, of those students 100 lives at the dormitory during the weeks. In Our dormitory is not allow to use any intoxicant so we insist that our volunteer respect these rules.
We hope that our volunteer could organize activities and instruct students who are dormitory residents.
The activities can be for example: sport activities, culture activities, volunteer own culture club, household activities etc. If volunteer have will to do gardening activities we can also arrange that kind of work.
Volunteer can also do kitchen and tidying/maintenance activities. Volunteer can also participate trips and camps what we are doing with our students. Volunteer can participate Finnish language and culture course.
The position is suitable for any young person aged 18-30, also youngsters who have economic challenges or immigrant background. Our work language will mainly be English. We are open to discuss with the volunteer what kind of work she/he would like to /can do. After that we make a concrete plan of voluntary service.
Volunteer will stay at the student dormitory. The rooms are double rooms shared by 2 persons. We have food services for our school and we can pay attention for different diets. We hope that our volunteer can do activities with young people and we are also hope that she/he is sociable and positive person. Our school
is also multicultural so volunteer must have tolerance and ability to work with different cultures. Our school is not unobstructed so unfortunately we cannot provide place volunteer who is in a wheelchair. Remember to give us your skype address.
More information on the school: www.kannelopisto.fi
Come candidarsi ai progetti?
Per candidarti invia CV + lettera motivazionale + ESC-application-form a firstname.lastname@example.org, specificando il progetto per cui ti candidi, entro il 30 settembre 2019.
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