Volunteer in a European Volunteering Team at a traditional autumn festival in Finland
Are you interested in nature and outdoor activities, cooking and sustainability? Would you like to get to know traditional Finnish culture and handicrafts? Then this project in Hyvarila, Finland from October 4th - 24th, 2021 is just right for you!
Our Finnish partner organization Allianssi Youth Exchanges and the Hyvarila Youth and Holiday Center invite a total of 20 young volunteers to be part of the Kekri festival in Hyvarila this autumn. Kekri is an autumn festival of harvest, the transition from summer and light to winter and dark in eastern Finland. This is a time to cook traditional and local dishes, bring community and generations together, remember the ancestors and celebrate the light.
What are volunteers needed for?
As a volunteer you can get to know Finnish culture and nature and work with the local community of different age groups: from children to the elderly. Activities vary from cooking with traditional harvest-time foods, building a nature trail in the forest, to video production, upcycling and crafts and meeting local community members and organizing activities with them. You work 30-35 hours a week with two days off. The 20 volunteers live in the youth hostel of the Hyvarila youth center on the shores of Lake Pielinen, surrounded by forest and water.
Come prepared: The weather in Finland can be cold in late autumn, so pack warm clothing and suitable outdoor equipment (hiking boots, gloves, hat, raincoat).
This project is funded as part of the European Solidarity Corps, i.e. you will receive travel expenses and a small pocket money (€ 5 per day) for your work.
Covid-19: Current regulations in Finland
You can find the latest information on traveling to Finland from Germany on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
All volunteers for this project must provide a certificate of their full Covid-19 vaccination or a certificate of recovery from a Covid-19 infection within the past 6 months.
Your hosts have guidelines on how to deal with Covid-19 during your stay, and are prepared to comply with government guidelines and, if necessary, to isolate participants to protect against infection.
Read here what you should consider in order to travel safely this year.
You want to join this project? Here you can register for the camp directly. You can apply as long as there are still vacancies.
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Coronavirus / Covid-19: Current exception regulations for placement in workcamps
Would you like to go to a workcamp, but are wondering whether and how the coronavirus pandemic will affect your travel planning? We have put together a few helpful links for you, under which you can find out about current travel conditions. We have also adapted our placement conditions for international work camps to the current circumstances. You can find the most important information about placement regulations 2021 here.