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Kirkkopalvelut ry

description of organisation

Seurakuntaopisto (The Church Training College) is a private educational learning institution run by Kirkkopalvelut. Seurakuntaopisto has campus areas in Järvenpää, Pieksämäki and Ruokolahti. We have app. 2000 annual students and app. 180 employees.Seurakuntaopisto is specialized in social and health care education as well as in the humanities and various church professions. We also offer prepaparatory training and guidance as well as many short courses. Although being a main stream vocational college Seurakuntaopisto offers and develops educational services also for immigrants and people with special needs (caused by learning problems, mental disability etc.) Study groups and short courses for participants with special needs are carried out with a help of instructors and personal assistants. We also organise leisure time activities for the students, because many of them stay in our dormitory during their study weeks. Aim of our background organization Kirkkopalvelut is to buid bridges beetween people, communities and church. We host volunteers to get some "extra hands" to assist and guide our learners with special needs (and possibly asylum seekers), and develop our campus more multicultural in order to give both staff and students possibilities to learn multicultural skills and improve their language skills. Coordinator for volunteers' work in Seurakuntaopisto are Mrs Leena Tiitinen (teacher) and Mikko Salmi (leading instructor)

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
Geographical obstacles
Economic obstacles