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. 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 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.

Are you the person we look for?

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.

Projects looking for volunteers at the moment:


If you are interested, please contact:
Youth Centre Villa Elba:
Kati Paasila
tel: +358 44 53251 60