Suomen leirit 2022

Huomioithan, että koronatilanne voi vielä vaihdella ja vaikuttaa matkustamiseen. Tiedotamme mahdollisista muutoksista ensi tilassa. Otamme joka tapauksessa yhteyttä kaikkiin leireille hyväksyttyihin vapaaehtoisiin 4 viikkoa ennen leirin alkua ja vahvistamme leirien toteutumisen ja mahdolliset rajoitukset osallistumiselle, ethän tee sitovia matkavarauksia tätä ennen.

Lue lisää myös kotimaan leirille hakemisesta.


FI-KVT 10.1 ENVIRONMENTAL WORK AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES 6. – 15.6.2022

Number of Volunteers: 10

Description: 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, its people and 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 work indoors.

Study Theme: Getting to know the local nature and culture.

Accommodation:  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

Notes: Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/


FI-KVT 11.1 ORGANIC FARMING AT VANHAMÄKI CENTRE FOR COMMON GOOD 12.6. – 23.6.2022

Number of Volunteers: 12

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. The tasks include particularly activities of the early farming season, such as planting and seeding. During their free time, the volunteers can go to the sauna, spend evenings by the fire, swim, do sports and go canoeing. 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, environmental awareness

Accommodation:  In shared rooms, with separate spaces for men and women. Beds and sheets are provided for the volunteers. Lunch and dinner will be served by the camp host but volunteers will prepare their breakfast, possible snacks and weekend meals by themselves.

Language: English

Location: Suonenjoki, Eastern Finland

Notes: Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/


FI-KVT 4.1 FOOD NOT BOMBS 27.6. – 8.7.2022

ruoanjakoteltta ja vapaaehtoisia

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.

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: Families can apply to the camp if the lack of privacy in accommodation is not a problem.

Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/


FI-KVT 13.1 TRADITIONS AND NATURE IN ÄIJÄLÄ 3. – 17.7.2022

Pihapiirissä ihmisiä ja lampaita

Number of Volunteers: 10 

Description: Äijälä Home is situated near Jyväskylä in Central Finland. The community’s aim is to support its clients in their everyday life and life management. The community works with organic gardening and it has a charming old farmhouse which has been renovated to host disabled people for daily visits and during the holidays. Äijälä Home also offers supportive work activities for long-term unemployed people, and preserves traditional culture and working methods. Äijälä has been hosting KVT workcamps since 1980.

Type of Work: The volunteers are going to help and assist the community residents and disabled people who are visiting Äijälä. Volunteers will also participate in the daily activities doing traditional crafts, some household chores both inside & outside, and kitchen work. Work will be done together with the residents and other clients and workers of the community. Volunteers also participate in organizing games and other fun activities with the Äijälä Home’s clients.

Study Theme: Friendship and co-operation across social borders; volunteers and disabled people working together; ecological living; Finnish traditions.

Accommodation: In shared rooms in a 200-year-old wooden farmhouse, the main building of the farm. The camp is suitable for families if the kids can keep up with the work. Volunteers with disabilities are welcome too, but should be aware that moving around the house or garden can require some assistance (there are e.g. doorsteps and sand & grass in the garden).

Language: English 

Location: Jyskä, near Jyväskylä

Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/


FI-KVT 13.2 LEARNING ABOUT TRADITIONS, NATURE AND ENGLISH WITH KIDS 24.7. – 7.8.2022

Ihmisiä luonnossa

Number of Volunteers: 8 

Description: Äijälä Home is situated near Jyväskylä in Central Finland. The community’s aim is to support its clients in their everyday life and life management. The community works with organic gardening and it has a charming old farmhouse which has been renovated to host disabled people for daily visits and during the holidays. Äijälä Home also offers supportive work activities for long-term unemployed people, and preserves traditional culture and working methods. Äijälä has been hosting KVT workcamps since 1980.

Type of Work: The volunteers are going to help and assist with two separate, a-week-long kids’ summer camps. Together with kids volunteers will learn about nature, traditions and English language through arts and crafts, play and games. Volunteers will also participate in the daily activities doing some household chores both inside & outside, and kitchen work. The aim is to provide an unforgettable international week for kids that will end with a get-together for the kids and their families. Work will be done together with the other workers of the community.

Study Theme: Friendship and co-operation across social borders; ecological living; Finnish traditions.

Accommodation: In shared rooms in a 200-year-old wooden farmhouse, the main building of the farm. The camp is suitable for families if the kids can keep up with the work. Volunteers with disabilities are welcome too, but should be aware that moving around the house or garden can require some assistance (there are e.g. doorsteps and sand & grass in the garden).

Language: English 

Location: Jyskä, near Jyväskylä

Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/


FI-KVT 13.3 RENOVATING AND EVENTS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY 9.8.-18.8.2022

Number of Volunteers: 6 

Description: Attending a camp in the Keitele community will take volunteers on a journey to Finnish history and authentic community living, providing opportunities to see Finnish small-town living and beautiful nature. The Keitele municipality is known for its long and traditional wood industry.

Type of Work: Volunteers will participate in the renovation and painting of shared, local buildings like sauna by a lake that is used by local people especially during the winter time for taking a dip in the icy water. Part of the volunteer work is also helping organize local community events like marketplace events where local entrepreneurs can sell their products. The work will be physical and done outside, so volunteers should be prepared with suitable clothes for working outside (raincoats and boots).

Study Theme: Getting to know the local nature and culture

Accommodation: Volunteers will be housed in a local community building which is an old, traditional wooden house situated close to a lake. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags. If volunteers wish, they can also spend the nights in a tent in the garden of the building. Toilets, shower, and kitchen will be available at the accommodation. Volunteers will cook for themselves, but the ingredients are provided by the camp organizer. There is a possibility to go swimming, rowing, or hiking or even try disc golf in the nearby areas.

Language: English 

Location: Keitele in Northern Savonia in Eastern Finland

Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/


FI-KVT 12.1 ART AND NATURE IN KORPILAHTI 12. – 21.8.2022

lake

Number of Volunteers: 12 

Description: The village association of Northern Korpilahti organizes activities for the residents of 5 villages.One of the local attractions is a cottage at lake Hangasjärvi, which has served as a resting place for local hiking routes and as a gathering spot for events. The village association is responsible for the cottage area.

Type of Work: The volunteers will use their creativity and art materials from nature to fix up the new outside toilets of the camping sites in the area and give them a new look. Volunteers may also do some smaller upkeeping tasks in the cottage area and participate in the daily tasks of the camp. Volunteers should bring their own camera if they have such, rubber boots and clothes for outside work. For one day the volunteers will also work with the local school. During their free time, the volunteers can go to the sauna, swim or try a rowing boat.

Study Theme: Active villages and Finnish nature

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a lakeside cottage that doesn’t have electricity (just solar panels for lighting and fridge), but there is a cooking place and a grill to barbeque. Washing place is at the sauna by the lake and there are outside toilets. Volunteers will sleep in a cottage in shared rooms, with separate spaces for men and women. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags. As there is no electricity, volunteers should also take an extra battery/power bank for their phones. Volunteers will cook their own meals.

Language: English 

Location: Jyväskylä, Central Finland

Notes: Please pay attention to sustainable travel.

Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/


FI-KVT 11.2 WORK AT WATER FACILITY AND ENSURE SUSTAINABLE WATER SUPPLIES 12. – 22.8.2022

Number of Volunteers: 10 

Description: The camp takes place in the picturesque village of Kaukonen, with many original wooden buildings. A local cooperative has created a sustainable water facility to ensure supply of clean water for the village. Water levels of rivers and lakes are being disturbed because of climate change and electric power stations.

Next to the practical work at the water facility you get the opportunity to experience local nature, culture, and social habits. The camp takes place during the harvest season in the north of Finland, Lapland so you’ll get a chance to enjoy locally sourced vegetables, and possibly even go berry picking and fishing.

Type of Work: The volunteers will take part in cleaning, organizing, and painting the waterwork’s facilities. Fencing of the facilities will also be included in the tasks of the volunteers. Watching the documentary ‘Day Zero – What About Water?’ is also part of the volunteering programme. Volunteers should bring their own rubber boots and clothes for outside work, and biking helmets, if they have such, as the commute between accommodation and work location is done by bikes. During their free time, the volunteers can visit the local Särestöniemi museum and try some hiking at the arctic hills. There will also be a horse racing event on 14th which volunteers can attend.

Study Theme: Clean and sustainable water supplies

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in two separate houses that are located close to each other. Both houses include a washing place, toilet, sauna and washing machines. Volunteers will sleep in shared rooms, with separate spaces for men and women if needed. Volunteers will cook their own meals with the provided ingredients.

Language: English 

Location: Kaukonen, North Finland (Lapland)

Covid-19: Due to the possible changes in the coronavirus situation, we will confirm the camp 4 weeks before the starting date. Please don’t book your travel tickets before the camp is confirmed.

Additional Fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover eg. local hosting costs & international insurance costs of the volunteer. If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organization you will pay the fee on arrival direct to the hosting branch or through a transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details. Check branches & partners here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/