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Volunteer work

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 →

Volunteering for me and others

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´ve never thought volunteering to be a big part or even a part of… Continue Reading →

How to get involved in volunteering?

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.    In my childhood, I got a comprehensive model to participate in various forms of… Continue Reading →

Digital tools and new structures to inspire more volunteers

The fact that resources change is self-evident to a volunteer leader or coordinator, but at the same time, it is a challenge. The major resources of volunteering are those volunteers who believe they have something to give and also to… 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 →

My day as a volunteer for Hope ry

Monday, the 10th of December, was an unusual working day. Instead of taking the familiar route to our office on Sturenkatu, I jumped in pitch-dark on a bus which goes to Pitäjänmäki. I had agreed that I would volunteer for… Continue Reading →

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