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Youth work in Ranua

Youth Department of Ranua hosts 1 volunteer to work with local children and young people


Available places and duration:

1 volunteer up to  365 days


As soon as possible


Volunteers’ tasks include working at a local youth center, organizing events with staff in the fields of sport and culture, reporting, photography, updating websites and writing a blog there once a week. The volunteer can also visit local schools and kindergartens to talk about their work and present their own country and culture. A volunteer is involved organizing events, excursions and camps. He can also work in a workshop for unemployed young people. The volunteer also helps with daily work such as office work, maintenance of equipment and supplies, etc.

Working time and holidays:

The weekly working hours of the volunteers are 35 hours. Work is usually done Monday through Friday in the morning or evening shift, but there can also be work on weekends. The volunteer has two days off / month.

Practical arrangements:

Whenever possible, the volunteer participates in a language course and is supported in independent language learning. The volunteer stays in the dormitory of the adult college, in his/her own room and kitchen and bathroom shared with other residents. On weekdays, the volunteer receives hot food at work and is paid food allowance to prepare for the other meals of the day. The volunteer participates in on-arrival training and a mid-term meeting organized by Finnish National Agency. During the project, the volunteer meets with the mentor at agreed intervals to discuss the progress of the project and the challenges and successes of the volunteer.

Training and support:

All volunteers participate in a 6-day on arrival training currently organised at Youth Centre Villa Elba in Kokkola. Trainings are organised 4 times / year and volunteers participate in first possible training. Volunteers staying over 6 months also participates in a 3-day mid-term meeting, currently organised in Helsinki.

Each volunteer has a personal mentor that helps with settling into the new community, supports in difficult times and meets you regularly to discuss and reflect your learning successes and challenges.