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SIA-Solidarity in Action!

The aim of these projects is to bring multiculturalism into the lives of children and young people by hosting international volunteers


Join our project and volunteer in Finland!

Rural and small localities do not have many opportunities for children and young people to make international contacts, so with the help of a volunteer they can have these experiences in their own living environment, and thus multiculturalism can become a natural part of everyday life for children and young people.

Volunteers participates in the daily activities of the hosting organisations and work can for an example include:

Volunteers participate in everyday activities in their workplaces, bringing a multicultural dimension into everyday life. They get an idea of the Finnish way of life and culture and learn to understand and accept the differences and similarities of our cultures. Through doing and making activities together with international volunteers we support our children and youth in growing into tolerant, open-minded global citizenship.

Volunteer profile:

We are looking for persons who want to develop their own skills through international activities, improve their language skills and develop their leadership and interaction skills. You are interested in youth, education or social affairs or want to be acquainted with the field before starting studying or perhaps you graduated already in the field and are in need of work experience to improve your employability.

How and when to apply?

Send your CV and motivation letter to

We do not have any specific application period, projects start as soon as suitable volunteer(s) are found, so apply asap for the activity you would like to join! If you do not hear from us within one week of sending your email, we unfortunately cannot offer you a placement this time.

What happens then?

If we think you could be the volunteer we look for, we will contact you and agree a time for an interview. During the interview we discuss more about the project and your motivation to participate. After finding a suitable volunteer the project is listed as occupied on our website.