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Vanhamäki säätiö

description of organisation

Vanhamäki Foundation runs the Vanhamäki Activity Centre in the rural town of Suonenjoki. The centre offers a meeting point and various activities for different groups and also accommodation for guests. The Foundation's main function is to help disadvantaged children and promote their families well-being.
Vanhamäki is visited annually by thousands of customers who are participating in camps, horseback riding school, visiting Vanhamäki´s shop with products of own organic production, arranging meetings and family celebrations, visiting as a tourist or joining concerts and and other events. Vanhamäki´s goal is to provide people well-being with help of various activities, in a beautiful environment and serve healthy organic food. We also offer voluntary places for young people, as well as a comfortable environment for retired people to do volunteer work in a safe community. We also provide training and employment opportunities for people with fewer opportunities . Vanhamäki has been hosting EVS volunteers for approximately 15 years. Volunteers bring to the community international experience, intercultural exchange and a variety of new ideas and practices. Including a volunteer to our workplace means a big value to us and our community wants to provide an inspiring place to learn about Finnish culture and lifestyle.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Cultural differences
Educational difficulties
Economic obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Vanhamäki Activity Centre
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Apr 2016 to Dec 2016
02/04/2016 - 31/12/2016
02/09/2015 closed
Vanhamäki Activity Centre
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Apr 2017 to Dec 2017
01/04/2017 - 31/12/2017
04/09/2016 closed