Best ever – thanks to imagination and play

In the blog series ”Volunteering is diamond”, we publish articles on volunteering by students who study volunteer leadership at the HUMAK Open University of Applied Sciences. This is the first text from new students attending the course.  Do imagination and play… Continue Reading →

Editorial: Volunteers can do anything

Climate Aid concert at the end of November at Helsinki Music Hall was a powerful effort involving dozens of music professionals and enthusiasts as well as others interested in the event. The concert and the children´s and youth events organized… Continue Reading →

Editorial: Two years at Kansalaisareena

Today is the last day of my two-year assignment as Kansalaisareena’s chief executive officer. My first public assignment was in October 2017. I was to give an opening speech at the International Peer Support day. It was exciting and inspiring… Continue Reading →

Young volunteers of the Finnish Red Cross Vantaa Safe House

I first heard about the activities of the Red Cross Youth Safe Houses 16 years ago. A was a 22-year-old student and had gone to familiarize myself with the safe house of Red Cross Vantaa as a part of my… Continue Reading →

Climate Aid encourages and calls for climate action

In May 2019, Brian May, the guitarist of the band Queen, hoped for another concert like the famous Live Aid concert held in 1985, but this time to combat climate change. The idea, that had probably rushed through the minds… Continue Reading →

Editorial: Change in leadership culture towards self-organizing organization

Over the past hundred years, management has shifted from focusing on organizational goals and objectives to leadership that emphasizes people and innovativeness, and finally to servant leadership where the primary task of leaders and supervisors is to enable their employees… Continue Reading →

Volunteering as a path to the job of your dreams

In the blog series ”Volunteering is diamond”, we publish articles on volunteering by students who study volunteer leadership at the HUMAK Open University of Applied Sciences. I knew that volunteering is significant to me. However, I couldn´t guess that it… Continue Reading →

Volunteers – a tribe of greater good

In the blog series ”Volunteering is diamond”, we publish articles on volunteering by students who study volunteer leadership at the HUMAK Open University of Applied Sciences.   Volunteering is closely related to the idea of doing gratuitous good. On the other… Continue Reading →

Volunteerism in the third and fourth sector

The transformation of civic society is an active topic of discussion today. Next to the third sector voluntarism, an independent fourth sector has risen, gaining significant attention. This against the overall organizational concerns that people in general may not want… Continue Reading →

Volunteering at The World Village festival

Before the World Village festival, we, the volunteers, had a short course, where we were told about our tasks and what it´s like at the festival. I hadn´t visited the event in question before, so it was quite nice to… Continue Reading →

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