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Our common path

In this project the volunteers work in cooperation with students to renovate nature trails in rural areas in Central Ostrobothnia

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Our common path                    

Autumn 2023

Theme:

Environment and outdoor life

Available places:                       

10

Where:                                        

Perho, Finland

Volunteers tasks:   

In this project the volunteers work in cooperation with students to renovate nature trails in rural areas in Central Ostrobothnia. The work is physical work including cutting bushes, measuring and cutting timber, and constructing the path using different tools, creating signs for the paths. painting etc.

During the project, volunteer for example learns to:

  • Design outdoor trekking routes and areas together with experts in the field
  • Build and refurbish various types of outdoor routes and areas according to the plans given
  • Build hiking trails for the needs of different users
  • Use the most common tools used to produce route structures
  • Use personal protective equipment, take into account occupational safety and maintain work ability
  • Promote sustainable development practice

 

Accommodation and food:     

Volunteers live in a house with shared bedrooms. Lunch is provided during workind days, and volunteers receive food money to prepare other meals by themselves.

Working hours:                         

35-38 hours /week. Working days are usually from Monday to Friday between 8-16, but sometimes working time can be in evenings or weekends.

Pocket money:                          

5 € / day. Pocket money is paid in cash twice during the project.

Travel costs:                               

Reimbursement according to distance

Why to participate:                  

Volunteering activities helps you to broaden your picture the world and gives you chance to develope your multicultural skills.  You improve your language skills and gain more confidence to act in different situations. By participating in the project, you develop many skills related to working life, teamwork and working with different tools.

How and when to apply?

Send your CV and motivation letter to international@villaelba.fi

Application deadline: to be confirmed

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. If you do not hear from within 10 days of sending your application, we unfortenately can not offer you a place this this time.

Read more about the project 2022 here:

Our common path spring 2022 Project overview