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Volunteers help to prepare two events: Kokkola Cup youth football tournament and Juku children’s sport camp


Available places and duration:

10 volunteers for 6 weeks

Project dates:

27.6. – 8.8.2021

Application deadline:



During this project, the volunteers help to prepare two events: preparation and implementation of Kokkola Cup youth football tournament and Juku children’s sport camp. They will also help in maintenance of the outdoor facilities at Youth Centre Villa Elba.

Tasks at Kokkola Cup: Helping with arranging the football tournament means that volunteers help with: maintenance of the football fields: cut grass, put up signs, help to organize accommodation spaces at local schools, help to organize the kiosk.

Tasks in Villa Elba: In Villa Elba the volunteers will help in maintaining the facilities of the youth centre. Tasks: Keeping the area tidy, painting work, clearing bushes and reeds at the water’s edge, maintenance of canoes, bikes and other equipment, and other practical tasks.

Tasks in Juku camp: At Juku-camp the volunteers help with setting up the camp, assists staff in catering, in first aid and in information center, helps the leaders to organize and lead sport activities and other programs. After the camp, the volunteers help to clean the area, pack stuff and other practical work.

Working hours and holidays:

Weekly working hours are 35 hours. Mostly work is done from Monday to Friday in morning or evening shift, but work occur in weekends during Kokkola Cup event. Volunteer receives 2 holidays which are held as scheduled by hosting organisation.

Housing, food, and local transport:

Volunteers live together in a flat. Volunteers get lunch during workdays and food money to prepare other meals of the day.  For local transport volunteers get a bike.

Training and support:

Volunteers participate in a 5-day on arrival training organised at Youth Centre Villa Elba in Kokkola. Volunteers have a mentor that helps with settling into the new community, supports in difficult times and meets regularly to discuss and reflect learning successes and challenges.