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Kokkotyö Foundation - Recycling shop Wanha Markku

Hosting one volunteer for 10 months starting from September 2018 (Vacancy filled)

Due to shared accommodation, we are looking for a girl candidate

Kokkotyö-foundation is an organisation specialized in activating persons with challenges in finding employment. It supports and trains individuals in their working skills and in coping in their everyday life. The aim is to encourage them forward into working life or studies and give them learning opportunities and work experience. The target group is adults. Kokkotyö-säätiö has 10 workshops with employed personnel working together with the trainees. The workshops offer products and services to their clients (individuals, associations and companies) and the workshops serve as a tool in training the working skills. Also all the trainees have an individual trainer helping them with different issues in their personal life.

Proposed activities: Wanha Markku, Kaustinen
The Wanha Markku workshop is located in Kaustinen, a community of 4300 people 45 km from Kokkola. Kokkotyö has a recycling shop and other activities for trainees. The daily activities include: work in the shop, sorting the recycled items for the shop woodcraft, restoration of furniture, looming and other handicraft. There are 3 employees in Wanha Markku and about 25 trainees ages varying between the range17-60. The trainees are with different backgrounds and abilities. Therefore, trainees have individual working times. The volunteer's task is to support the trainees in their everyday tasks. The work can be activating both socially and activating into the actual work.

The project is also part of the strategic EVS project Maailma maaseudulle and the volunteer will participate in organising International Club activities for local people. International Club provides information about international opportunities and guides in learning about global phenomena.

Profile of the volunteer:
We are looking for a social, open-minded, motivated and active young person. The volunteer should have a sense for initiative and be able to live independently. Kaustinen is a small rural municipality and the suitable volunteer is someone who enjoys peaceful lifestyle close to nature and countryside.

Practical arrangements:
The volunteer will live in a shared one-room apartment with another project's volunteer. The apartment has a kitchen, bathroom and shower. The volunteer will receive food allowance 125 €/month + a small lunch extra for working days to prepare her own meals. A bike is provided for local transport.

Information about Kaustinen:

population: 4 302 (31.8.2017)

area: 361,12 km2

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