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Koli National Park and Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Metsähallitus – Parks & Wildlife Finland / Koli National Park and Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Lieksa, Finland

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Project description

Koli National Park is one of Finland’s 39 national parks. It is located in Eastern Finland in the municipality of Lieksa. Koli’s hills, lakes and forests provide a beautiful scenery for enjoyable outdoor activities at any time of year. The Nature Centre Ukko is the heart of the activities and the volunteer tasks. The centre offers hiking and tourist information services, guided tours, national park rental hut bookings, conference services and a small café. Tasks vary from customer service tasks at centre to outdoor work in the nature. The volunteers assist the staff at the centre and help to run the café. As a volunteer you might be able to conduct small... >>> READ MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT AND APPLYING TO IT AT | Please note that you must download, fill in and send to the application form which can be found from the website!

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be offered accommodation in a house within walking distance from the nature Centre Ukko. They will live together with another volunteer. Upstairs there are two separate rooms for volunteers and downstairs there are offices, kitchen, bathroom and living room. The participant should be able to adapt in modest living conditions in the nature with no frequent connections to the cities.

Volunteer profile

Moderate English skills are required. The work also involves physical labour in field conditions and the volunteer should be able to adopt to a variety of tasks. Our protected areas are located in remote places, where are no good public transportation, so we are looking for outdoor-oriented volunteers. We are looking for a volunteer who is interested in sharing in public (e.g. social media) their learning experiences during the volunteering period. Due to a tight schedule we are looking for a candidate who does not need to apply for visa or residents permit to Finland.

Placement dates

A total of 30 week(s) during the period 15/04/2019 to 15/11/2019

Placement location


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta

Placement topics

Environment and natural protection

Placement deadline

No application deadline