Suomen vapaaehtoistyöleirit 2019

Suomen vapaaehtoistyöleirit 2020 / Workcamps in Finland 2020

Kuka voi osallistua?

KVT:n Suomessa järjestämät vapaaehtoistyöleirit ovat tarkoitettu ulkomailta saapuville vapaaehtoisille ja Suomessa asuville maahanmuuttajille. Suomalaiset voivat osallistua Suomen leireille leirinvetäjinä. Lisätietoa leirinvetämisestä täältä.

Who can participate?

If you are an immigrant/asylum seeker living in Finland, and wish to take part in one of our summer camps, please look through the list of our camps below, and send an application form to


FI-KVT 11.1 ORGANIC FARMING AT VANHAMÄKI CENTRE FOR COMMON GOOD I 1.-10.6.2020

Kolme vapaaehtoista heinäpellollaNumber of Volunteers: 8

Description: 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.

Type of Work: The volunteers will participate in the work of the farm, and in developing its activities. They can, for example, get acquainted with organic farming and product development and 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.

Study Theme: Organic farming

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

Language: English

Location: Suonenjoki, Eastern Finland

 

FI-KVT 11.2 SAPAROMÄKI FARM ANIMAL RESCUE  16.-26.6.2020

Kaksi kanaa vihannesvadin viedessäNumber of Volunteers: 12

Description: 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.

Type of Work: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.

Study Theme: During the camp the volunteers will learn about ethics in animal keeping; animal rescue and vegan food ideology. It’s also possible to go and visit the beautiful Porvoo old town and its islands.

Accommodation: 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.

Language: English

Location: Porvoo surroundings, about 1 hour from Helsinki.

 

FI-KVT 4.1 FOOD NOT BOMBS 22.6.-3.7.2020

Vapaaehtoiset ruoanjakoteltallaNumber of Volunteers: 10

Description: 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.

Type of Work: 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.

Study Theme: There will be discussions on the history and ideology of the Food Not Bombs campaign, nonviolence, vegetarianism and social problems in Finland.

Accommodation: 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.

Language: English

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.

Location: Helsinki

Notes: The accommodation facilities and the nature of the work might prove difficult for a person with physical disabilities. Families can apply to the camp if the lack of privacy in accommodation is not a problem.

 

FI-KVT 11.4 ORGANIC FARMING AT VANHAMÄKI CENTRE FOR COMMON GOOD II 8.-22.7.2020

Vapaaehtoiset puunrunkoja maalaamassaNumber of Volunteers: 8

Description: 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.

Type of Work: 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.

Study Theme: Organic farming

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

Language: English

Location: Suonenjoki, Eastern Finland

 

FI-KVT 11.5 ORGANIC FARMING AT VANHAMÄKI CENTRE FOR COMMON GOOD III 5.-26.8.2020

Number of Volunteers: 8

Description: 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. Currently 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.

Type of Work:

The volunteers will participate in the work of the farm, especially in harvesting. They can also, for example, get acquainted with organic farming and product development, help with the horse stables or in the kitchen. According to interests of the volunteers, a visit to local school can be arranged where the volunteers can tell students about their home countries and get to know about education in Finland.

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.

Study Theme: Organic farming

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

Language: English

Location: Suonenjoki, Eastern Finland

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