Join the KVT Volunteer Weekend on October 1st!

Join us to enjoy the volunteering spirit and get to know other volunteers! All previous KVT volunteers and everyone who wants to get to know KVT and our activities are welcome to participate. The Volunteer Weekend will be organized in Pasila, Helsinki at the Peace Station (Veturitori 3).

PROGRAM: We will start the day on Saturday at noon and continue until about 5:30 pm. The first part of the day (12–3 pm) is reserved for people who have volunteered through KVT (volunteers at camps, long term volunteers, camp leaders and camp hosts etc). You’ll get to share your experience and participate in feedback workshops. From 3 pm onwards we’ll have an open doors event to which all previous volunteers and anyone interested in KVT are welcome to join! We will share information about KVT’s activities, you’ll meet others engaged in or interested in KVT and we will present our Green Diversity? project on climate justice. After the official programme, everyone interested can stay for a sauna evening. KVT will offer lunch for those participating in the first session of the day.

SIGN UP: We ask all participants (also those coming for the open doors event) to sign up beforehand in order to help us plan the details of the day. Signups are open until Wednesday September 28. You can sign up through this link: 

You are warmly welcome!

KVT’s board

Summer picnic Wed 24.8. at 5-8pm in Helsinki

Come start the fall season and KVT’s 75th birthday celebrations with a summer picnic. At the picnic you can meet both KVT board members and other volunteers. You can also bring a friend along to meet us.

Place: Rauhanasema (Veturitori 3), close to Pasila railway station in Helsinki

This picnic will be organized as an international potluck gathering, but we offer coffee, tea and some small sweets. Please bring something with you, or just drop by for a coffee. You can also bring a music instrument, a game or photos your volunteer experiences. Let’s have a fun and relaxed picnic together!

To Spain this summer? Become part of Green Diversity

Caring about climate justice, telling my story and getting active? Are you 18 – 30 years old? Do you want to travel to Spain in July? YES! Then apply to become part of the Green Diversity project. 

‘Green Diversity?!’ is a project that aims to equip you with the necessary tools to be visible and be heard with your claim for global climate justice. With your story, you can inspire other young people to speak up themselves. If you care about climate justice and about telling your side of the story, we invite you to our Storytelling Lab in Logroño, Spain, from 18th to 23rd of July 2022.

At the Storytelling Lab, you will meet young people and learn more about different perspectives on climate justice. We will get creative and practice different ways to share our stories and ideas. You will work on building your own personal story and a team to establish a community to strengthen climate justice. The world needs young people who want to raise up their voice and participate/ get involved in climate justice issues.

The costs related to the activity (travels, meals, accommodation on shared rooms, etc.) will be covered by the project Green Diversity through the Erasmus+ programme. All the activities will be implemented on accessible spaces, using non formal techniques and in a suitable lodging to ensure an appropriate attendance and participation of any person.

Complete this form for registering on the selection of participants.

Open doors at KVT on Thu June 2nd

Come meet us and the world of international volunteering! You can ask us about volunteering options, exchange stories or just pop in to say hi.

How wonderful would it be to meet new and old volunteers now that the world starts to open again! KVT starts having open doors again after a long while. Come to our office on Thursday June 2nd at 4-6 pm. Come as you are: we will offer coffee and tea and good talks.

If you are a new volunteer you can learn about different ways to participate and hear stories from others. If you have participated with KVT before, you can share your memories with us. You can come to the office at any point during the open doors time. Our office is located in the yellow wooden building Peace Station in Pasila, Helsinki. Street address is Veturitori 3. Come to the entrance at the side of the building closest to Pasila station, ring buzzer that says KVT and then come up the stairs to the second floor. Looking forward to seeing you all!