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Korsholm Adult education centre and Culture and Leisure department

Project 1: hosting one volunteer for 11 months starting from August 2018 – June 2019 (Vacancy filled)

Project 2: hosting one volunteer for 11 months starting from August 2018 – June 2019 (Vacancy filled)

The EVS will take place in Korsholm (Mustasaari in Finnish) which is situated in the Western part of Finland close to the city of Vaasa. Korsholm is part of the Ostrobothnian region. It is a coastal, mostly rural municipality, with the administrative center in Smedsby (Finnish: Sepänkylä), situated 3 km from the center of Vaasa. Korsholms Vuxeninstitut (Adult Education Center) and Korsholms Fritid och Kultur (Leisure and Culture) are organizing the EVS. Korsholm Adult Education Center organizes a wide range of courses every year, both for children, youngsters, adults and elderly people. Korsholm Leisure and Culture organizes free time activities for people living in Korsholm, both for younger and older.

Proposed activities:

Project 1:

The aim of the project is to participate and add an international dimension in different groups in Korsholm. Two or three days per week the volunteer will work with children aged 7-10 in afternoon activities. The volunteer will be asked to add an international dimension to these activities. The volunteer can also take part in evening clubs through the local 4H club, that organizes different kind of clubs for children and youngsters. The volunteer will also visit the language study groups in the Adult Education Center. As part of the strategic EVS project ”Maailma maaseudulle!”, the volunteer will help organize International Club activities to local youth in cooperation with the youth leaders in the municipality. The volunteer can also be asked to participate in other events that Korsholm Department for Leisure and Culture organizes, and is free to come up with suggestions of what he or she could do during the year.

Project 2:

The aim of the project is to participate and add an international dimension in different groups in Korsholm. Two or three days per week the volunteer will work with children aged 7-10 in afternoon activities after school. The volunteer will be asked to add an international dimension to these activities. The volunteer will also be help trainer in the football teams in Korsholm. The football teams mostly practice in the evenings, and gather both kids and youngsters. As part of the strategic EVS project ”Maailma maaseudulle!”, the volunteer will help organize International Club activities to local youth in cooperation with the youth leaders in the municipality. The volunteer can also be asked to participate in other events that Korsholm Department for Leisure and Culture organizes, and is free to come up with suggestions of what he or she could do during the year.

Profile of the volunteer:

Project 1:

We are looking for an open-minded and active person, who enjoys working with children. The volunteer should have leading skills, and be flexible and ready to adjust and work with different organizations and in different locations during the work week. We also expect a sense of initiative and a positive attitude.

Project 2:

We are looking for an open-minded and active person, who enjoys working with children and young people. Since the working tasks are a lot related to sports and football in particular, we expect some kind of interest and experience in sports. The suitable volunteer has a positive attitude, sense of initiative, a good hand with children and youngsters and good teamwork skills.

Practical arrangements:

The lodging is still being planned. It will either be in a shared apartment where the two volunteers live together or in a room in a family, with shared kitchen and bathroom. Bikes will be provided for local transport.