Suomen leirit 2021

Huomioithan, että koronatilanteen vuoksi emme voi taata että leirit voidaan järjestää suunnitellusti tai niiden toteutukseen voi sisältyä muutoksia ja rajoituksia (lisätietoja koronapandemian huomioimisesta leireillä). Otamme yhteyttä kaikkiin leireille hyväksyttyihin vapaaehtoisiin 4 viikkoa ennen leirin alkua ja vahvistamme leirien toteutumisen ja mahdolliset rajoitukset osallistumiselle, ethän tee sitovia matkavarauksia tätä ennen. Luethan myös KVT:n linjauksen koronatoimenpiteistä jos haluat lisätietoja.

Lue lisää myös kotimaan leirille hakemisesta.

FI-KVT 4.1 FOOD NOT BOMBS 28.6.-9.7.2021

Number 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 in a concrete way. The idea of the campaign is to focus our resources on solving problems like hunger, homelessness and poverty while seeking an end to war, continuous rearmament and the destruction of the environment. It works by giving out vegetarian meals in public places to anyone in need. The campaign is closely connected to food waste issues too and much of the cooking is done with donated food.

Type of Work: During the camp 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 collecting 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.

ruoanjakoteltta ja vapaaehtoisia

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 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.


No of volunteers: 10

Introduction: Get your hands dirty in the fight against invasive species! The plant Impatiens glandulifer was originally introduced for gardens, but it has spread widely and is competing with indigenous species now in many areas. The volunteers will join the local efforts in fighting the invasive plant and at the same time get to know the Finnish countryside, it’s people and the nature.

Type of Work: Volunteers will participate in the weeding and cutting down of the plants. The work will be physical and done outside, so volunteers should be prepared with suitable clothes for working outside (rain coats and boots). If weather conditions get especially bad then volunteers will do some indoors work.

Maisema jossa peltoa ja puita

Study Theme: Getting to know the local nature and culture


Volunteers will be housed in a local youth center in a shared space. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and mattress. Toilets and kitchen will be available at the youth center, but for showers volunteers will get access to the local swimming hall which is located next to the youth center. In the evenings and free days volunteers will cook for themselves.
There is a possibility to go swimming or hiking in the nearby areas and visit Kauhajoki town.

Language: English

Location: Kauhajoki in South Ostrobothnia region in Western Finland.

Note: The camp is not suitable for people with disabilities or families with kids due to the physical nature of the work.