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Peer support

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 →

Volunteering as a promoter of involvement and inclusion

I participated in the CEV (European Volunteer Center) Autumn Volunteering Congress on 25.-26.10.2018 in Brussels. Kansalaisareena (Citizen Forum) offered its member organizations an opportunity to participate in the conference. In my blog, I present thoughts arisen there about how volunteering… Continue Reading →

Member organization: Parempi avioliitto ry (Association for better marriage)

In this new article series, member organizations of the 25-year-old Kansalaisareena (Citizen Forum) describe their operations and activities. Hope, support, and strength from peer support couple activities Peer support couple is a volunteer couple that has been trained for its… Continue Reading →

Volunteer coordinators can now complete a tailored immediate supervisor degree

– When I heard that an in-service training program that leads to a degree is starting for volunteer coordinators, I was super exited! says Elisabet Hallikainen from Sylva ry. Hallikainen’s wish came through when she was accepted to the first… Continue Reading →

Volunteering and the Active Model –seminar filled Kansalaisinfo Visitor’s Centre in April

The seminar about possibly including volunteer work in the active model, organized by Citizen Forum and the Finnish Parliament’s Support Group for Volunteer Work, was attended by 86 interested participants. Anne Kalmari (Centre Party), the chairperson of the Support Group… Continue Reading →

Member organization: The Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Finland

Susanne “Usi” Riikonen was in a rear-end collision in the end of August 2002. – I was stopped in front of a pedestrian crossing to let someone cross the road. I was already starting to move and I leaned towards… Continue Reading →

Article Series: Citizen Frank

“If you help me today and I’ll help you tomorrow, we’ll both be better off.” At the top of the introduction to Kansalaisareena’s (Citizen Forum) activity is stated that “almost half of the Finns do volunteer work, and four out… Continue Reading →

Art born from the past with substance use

First there was a poem and the poem was inside Riikka-Lea Putkuri (48). Via the hand that moved the paintbrush colours and forms were born from the poem. The creating of the paintings was also a journey of the mind,… Continue Reading →

Developing supported volunteer work – first steps of TuttaVa activity in Oulu

What would be a better way to get integrated and acquainted to Finns than volunteer activities? But how would we get asylum seekers and immigrants integrated into Finnish volunteer work? To answer that question Vuolle Settlement Volunteer Work Network VARES,… Continue Reading →

Volunteer coordinators’ view on volunteering among asylum seekers and refugees

An asylum seeker is someone who has moved to a foreign country and whose request or application for asylum is being processed. Whereas a refugee is someone who fled persecution or conflict, and is granted the right to reside in… Continue Reading →

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