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Youth work in Pietarsaari

Pietarsaari is a bilingual ( Swedish and Finnish) town located in Ostrobothnia. The town has a population of approx. 20 000.

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Available places and duration:

1 volunteer for up 10-12 months

Start:

Spring 2021 or as agreed

Tasks:

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

Language training:

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.

Useful links:

www.pietarsaari.fi