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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 →

How to reach potential volunteers?

”I would like to help but I don´t really know how.” ”I have been thinking that I could do something good for a long time.” I have heard these phrases several times from the people close to me. People are… Continue Reading →

Even in the summer, it’s worthwhile to be a volunteer

For many people, summertime means freedom from work and studies. Abdirizak, 26, from Vantaa, missed having something to do and volunteered with elderly people. – I do have time to play football and go swimming in the evenings and on… Continue Reading →

Blog: Online volunteering as a form of volunteering

My own history of volunteering and activities in different organizations, both in non-governmental organizations and at the university in different tasks as a student, raised questions in my mind every now and then. I wondered why other people commit to… Continue Reading →

Invigorating subculture by volunteering in Tampere

When writing this, I was in my third year at the HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, studying to become a cultural producer. Let’s go back to when I found myself studying volunteer leadership at HUMAK. Subculture music has been a… 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 →

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