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Youth center Metsäkartano

Rautavaara, Finland

4 , Open

Project description

Metsäkartano Youth Centre together with Hyvärilä Youth Centre initiate DIGI-WOODS project to address the current at the current employment situation all around Europe with offering 4 volunteering placements of 9 months in the youth centers. Project is located in the East part of Finland. Focus of the placement is on digital youth work and media, but involves supporting tasks of youth center's youth work and every day life and events. Volunteers will be placed as two and two but they will work together especially tasks related to marketing and media. Daily routines include mainly six hours of working in a nature environment. One of the main tasks is to promote youth center focusing on social media and spreading the positive image of center all the way to south Europe.


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation and food arranged as following: In Metsäkartano volunteers will be accommodated in a apartment where they share kitchen and bathroom. Both volunteers will have their own room. Apartment has sauna. It is used also their neighbour when agreed. Volunteers are provided a full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at the Metsäkartano and Hyvärilä restaurant and full access to the kitchen when they need snacks. In Hyvärilä volunteers are accomodated to residence near the center with their own room. Both center provide car in use when needed. There is no available public transport.


Volunteer profile

Volunteers should like to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, which is a beautiful in Nurmes and Rautavaara, FIN. Suitable age 23-29. We hope that the volunteers are interested in media possibilities and keen to learn new ways to use different media channels for marketing. We also like them to have motivation to work with people and learning about adventure pedagogy and Finnish nature as a tool when working with groups. We want to highlight that placement is quite isolated and big cities are far away. Be happy to spend time by yourself and enjoy the silence that nature has to offer.


How to apply

Send your motivation letter and CV to


Related links

Metsäkartano Youth CenterHyvärilä youth center

This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 36 week(s) during the period 01/02/2019 to 31/12/2019

Project location

Metsäkartanontie 700, 73900 Rautavaara

Looking for volunteers from

Croatia, Czech Republic

Project topics

Application deadline

Application deadline: 18/01/2019


Name: Elina Mäkelä

Phone: +358403564530