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Youth work in Kaustinen

Kaustinen is a rural municipality located in Central Ostrobothnia. There are about 4000 inhabitants. Kaustinen is famous for their annual folk music festival. The hosting organisation is Pirityiset, rural development association supporting rural entrepreneurship.


Available places and duration:

1 volunteer for 6-10 months


Spring 2021 or as agreed


The volunteer works with Pirityiset to develop youth work in Kaustinen. The volunteer’s tasks include, for example, assisting a municipal youth worker. A volunteer can be involved in organizing club activities, organizing courses, an event, or a theme day for the municipality’s young people.

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 can also occur in weekends. Volunteer receives 2 holidays/ month.

Housing, food, and local transport:

Volunteer lives in a flat. Volunteers get lunch during workdays and food money to prepare other meals of the day.  For local transport volunteer gets a bike.

Language training:

The volunteer has the possibility to study Finnish by taking part in a language course by online courses or with a private teacher.

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.

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.

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