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Volunteering as a builder of community spirit at libraries

In the blog series ”Volunteering is diamond”, we publish articles or videos about volunteering by students who study volunteer leadership at the HUMAK Open University of Applied Sciences. One might not perceive library as the first place to volunteer. Yet,… Continue Reading →

Why volunteer?

What motivates people to volunteer? In Finland, motivators for volunteers are poorly known, but they should be examined. This information would benefit both civic activity professionals and volunteers. Finns are active volunteers. Volunteering in Finland 2018 report (In Finnish) shows… Continue Reading →

Editorial: New ways for meeting

Finnish people have been isolated in their homes due to the coronavirus epidemic – or those who have had the opportunity to do so. However, some of us don’t get along alone at home. There are also vulnerable people among… 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 →

Participation and knowhow in Finland – visibility of voluntarism within the government program

The significance of civic society is clearly acknowledged in the current government’s policy. A major theme in the policy is to systematically strengthen the opportunities to advance the role of civic society both within Finland and globally. This appears in… 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 →

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