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Youth work in Halsua

Volunteering in Halsua, helping 4H associations on renovation projects

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Available places and duration:

6 volunteers for 2 months

Project time:

29.5-31.7.2022

Open for:

Volunteers resident in countries participating in European Solidarity Corps programme. Selected volunteers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Tasks:

Volunteers work in Halsua municipality located in Central Ostrobothnia to help 4H association on various renovation projects. Volunteers help for an example, to build thatched roof in the local museum area, help in maintenance of flower garden and green areas. Volunteers will also help to organise a summer event called Halsua week. Work is done together with local 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:

Volunteers live together in a house rented for them in centrum of Halsua, with services like shop and hobbies located on walking distance.  Volunteers get lunch during workdays at work and food money to prepare other meals of the day.  For local transport volunteers get bikes.

Travel reimbursement:

Based on distance according the European Solidarity Corps programme

Pocket money:

5 € / day, paid in cash or to volunteers bank account twice during project.

Language training:

The volunteer has the possibility to study Finnish with the help of on-line language courses and private teacher.

Training and support:

Volunteers participate in on arrival training y organised at Youth Centre Villa Elba in Kokkola from 30.5-4.6.2022.

Volunteers have a 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:

Halsua museum, one of the working areas: https://youtu.be/ikqzknzHsiQ

Halsua flowerpark:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJCsJALLOJY

 

How to apply:

Send your CV and motivation letter to kati.paasila@villaelba.fi

What happens then?

If we think you could be the volunteer we look for, we will contact you and agree a time for an interview. During the interview we discuss more about the project and your motivation to participate. If you do not hear from within 10 days of sending your application, we unfortunately can not offer you a place this this time.