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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 →

Everybody is welcome – honestly

”Everybody is welcome but nobody has asked if they can join.” Sabina Fortelius from The Guides and Scouts of Finland’s Swedish division (Finlands Svenska Scouter), has worked to lower the threshold to join the scout movement. She tells about her… Continue Reading →

Member organization: Suomen Kylät ry

In this new article series, member organizations of the 25-year-old Kansalaisareena (Citizen Forum) describe their operations and activities. Suomen Kylät ry (“Finland’s Villages Association”) is an organization that acts nationwide for local development – the very tiny and concrete things… Continue Reading →

Member organization: Football Association of Finland

In this article series, member organizations of the 25-year-old Kansalaisareena (Citizen Forum) describe their operations and activities Volunteering is dead; long live volunteering. Dead? No, certainly not, and as a living example is the entire Finnish, very vital organization field,… 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 →

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