Long Term EVS Project in Finland

Deadline: 2 September 2015
Open to: young people from Europe aged 18-30
Benefits: costs for accommodation, pocket money, insurance and travel to/from Finland will be covered


Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland is currently seeking volunteers for long-term EVS project at Vanhamäki Activity Centre in Suonenjoki, FinlandVanhamäki is an activity centre in Suonenjoki, which is a small rural town of some 7,500 inhabitants, situated in the central Finland. Vanhamäki provides different kinds of activities for visitors and it also runs organic farm, horse stables and a foster home. The centre produces organic berries and vegetables and the products are also sold in the little shop. Volunteering tasks vary according to the season: in the summer time the volunteers work more in Vanhamäki and in the autumn and spring there is more cooperation with other local organizations, such as local folk academy, association of unemployed people and a school.

At Vanhamäki the volunteers assist in different kinds of tasks, both outdoors and indoors. They take part in organic farming and maintenance work of the park area. Volunteers also assist in planning and carrying out events in Vanhamäki according to their skills and interests. The volunteers can also carry out tasks in the office and kitchen, as well as at the horse stables of the activity centre. The duration of the project is 9 months in the period 1 April – 31 December 2016.


As a part of EVS programme this project is open to young people from Europe aged 18-30. It is important, that the volunteer enjoys both practical and social work tasks. It is good to have an interest in organic farming and nature.


The costs for participation (accommodation, pocket money, insurance, travel costs to/from Finland) in the project will be covered. Please read details about the costs for participation HERE. As for the accomodation in the Vanhamäki centre there is a single room, shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 2 September 2015. To apply please fill in Maailmanvaihto’s EVS application form. Send your application form as an email attachment to: evs@maailmanvaihto.fi. Write the project name & reference number to the subject field. Attach your application to the message and send. Photos are optional.

For more information please visit the official website.

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