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Volunteer activities

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 →

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 →

Volunteering is spreading to all sectors

42% of Finns say that they have volunteered during the last four weeks and half during last year. Volunteering is good for both the volunteer and the target of the activity. Most of the volunteer work is done among children… Continue Reading →

Why do I volunteer?

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.   Do we inherit an imperfect world and is it our task to change it?… Continue Reading →

Willingly a volunteer?

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.   The question posed in the title is appropriate, as ”brownie moms” and ”volunteer dads”… Continue Reading →

Different kind of lobbying: defending volunteering in the European Union

What are lobbyists up to while politicians are out campaigning for the EU elections? What does a non-profit lobbying organisation do? Why are refugees a priority item on the European volunteering agenda? Meet Gabriella Civico, Director of the European Volunteer… Continue Reading →

Editorial: Volunteering elections

The Parliament election takes place in about a month. The parties and the candidates are already campaigning intensively, mostly with the aid of volunteers. In Finland, all the parties think that an open and functioning society is one of the… Continue Reading →

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