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ESC for Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame in Heinola and Lahti


Heinola, Finland

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Project description

Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame consists missions about: Museum and Exhibition work, Alumniactivities and Hall of Fame gallery. We have two small exhibitions; located in town of Heinola and Kisakallio Sport Center ( Lohja) and also movable exhibition. Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame is focusing to be society museum for all Finnish basketball communities and persons. In 2019 Finnish Basketball Federation celebrates 80th birthday and Basketball museum is planning to organise basketball poster exhibition, which is on tour at least 3 different places. There will be also virtual reality game on tour. Heinola YMCA is local basketball team in town of Heinola. There is players aged from 6 year old to seniors, about 150 together. Heinola is located about 130 km from Helsinki, and 30 km from Lahti. Heinola YMCA is Museum’s partner in this volunteer project.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation is in town of Heinola near YMCA Training Center. There is own private room for volunteer (shared bathroom). It's also possible to stay 1-2 nights/week in town of Lahti living in Basketball Museum's office room. That possibility gives more choices to get to know Lahti Basketball organisation and travel less between Heinola and Lahti. Lahti is bigger town than Heinola. And it gives possibility to get known better Finnish way of life.There will be one meal served daily in Lahti or Heinola. And there is possibility to cook own food in both places. Transportation is public.

Training during the project

In the Museum organisation Mr Jari Toivonen (Director of Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame) is working alone for Museum. He manages the volunteer project and takes responsibility of big picture. Volunteer work with him related to Museum tasks. Mr Vesa Hämäläinen (CEO, YMCA Heinola) takes responsibility in Heinola about volunteers wellbeing and teaching about basketball coaching, responsibilities and also about Heinola area. And there are many coaches willing to help volunteer. The volunteer will attend on arrival training, mid term evaluation and can particippate in Finnish language course.

Volunteer profile

We hope that our volunteer is interested in basketball culture, be positive, sociable and reliable, be ready to do activities with children and could work independently.The tasks can be sport activities, culture activities, exhibition workshops, activating social media in Museum of Basketball, helping making exhibitions, digitalising museum materials, monitoring open-gym practices, assist coach in basketball trainings, helping tournament-organisations The position is suitable for any young person, who manages well in English and is open to learn some Finnish since this is used in trainings.

Placement dates

A total of 26 week(s) during the period 01/02/2019 to 01/08/2019

Placement location

Heinola, 18100 Heinola

Looking for volunteers from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia

Placement topics

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Physical education and sport

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 03/01/2019