Youth work in Pietarsaari
Pietarsaari is a bilingual ( Swedish and Finnish) town located in Ostrobothnia. The town has a population of approx. 20 000.
Available places and duration:
1 volunteer for up 10-12 months
Spring 2021 or as agreed
The volunteers work in the Youth Department, helping the staff to organize activities and events for young people in the area. Concrete tasks can for an example be:
- Help with organising sport clubs
- Leading afternoon clubs
- Thematic workshops at schools
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 with another volunteer. Volunteers get lunch during workdays and food money to prepare other meals of the day. For local transport volunteers get a bike
The volunteer has the possibility to study Swedish by taking part in a language course organised by the local institute, 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. 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.