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kesäkuu 2018

Blog: Empowering volunteer work

This text is based on my Master’s thesis on social work, which I completed for the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland. I have almost 10 years of experience in working as a volunteer coordinator for the city of… Continue Reading →

More ”Yes in my backyard” -attitude in volunteering!

Over the last few years, volunteering has become a big part of my life. A couple of years ago I started as a volunteer for Kennel Club´s dog buddy activities because I wanted to find something meaningful to do during… Continue Reading →

TuttaVa-activities lower the threshold of participating in volunteering

It was a crisp and sunny winter day when I headed to the bus stop with my nose red from the frost and a pleasant excitement in my stomach.  I had the honor of starting as a ”tuttaVa” (a friend)… Continue Reading →

Volunteer commitment is a path – the leader of volunteering must walk alongside

There is a lot of knowledge and effective operating models borrowed from business life for recruiting and engaging volunteers. However, this doesn´t apply to small local associations where a large part of Finnish volunteer work is done – not even… Continue Reading →

Volunteer work builds faith in the kindness of people

You often hear that the world has become cold and people selfish. Everyone thinks of his or her own interests. We live in an individualistic world where everyone is always busy. I also used to slip into this kind of… Continue Reading →

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