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Koli National Park and Koli Nature Centre Ukko


Koli National Park and Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Koli National Park and Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Koli, Finland

2 , Closed

Project description

The volunteer works at Koli National Park and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Koli National Park is one of Finland’s 39 national parks, located in Eastern Finland in the municipality of Lieksa. Koli's hills and lakes provide fine settings for enjoyable outings and activities at any time of year. The Nature Centre Ukko is the heart of the activities and the volunteer's tasks in the national park. The centre offers hiking and tourist information services, guided tours, national park rental hut bookings, conference services, and there is also a small café. The tasks vary from customer service tasks in the nature centre to conservation volunteering or construction work in the nature. You will, for instance, help at the cafeteria of nature centre and you might also be able to conduct a small development project and assist in updating social media channels of the national park. If you have good photography skills or other interests in media work, we are glad to welcome your expertise.

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Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be offered food money and modest accommodation in a house within walking distance from the nature Centre Ukko. The participant must be able to adapt in modest living conditions away from the city.

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Volunteer profile

We are looking for an outdoor-oriented volunteer, who is interested in the Finnish nature and motivated to work also outside in different seasons. Moderate English skills are required and motivation to learn Finnish language. The work involves also 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 there is not good public transportation, so we are looking for an outdoor-oriented volunteer, who enjoys spending time in the nature.

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How to apply

Fill in the application form which you can download from this website: http://maailmanvaihto.fi/en/volunteering-in-finland/evs/active-evs-projects E-mail your filled-in form to evs@maailmanvaihto.fi. Please note that we only accept applications which have been filled into the form mentioned above.

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Additional information

This EVS project is coordinated by the youth exchange organization Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland. Translate

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MetsähallitusMaailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland

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 4 week(s) during the period 01/04/2019 to 30/04/2019


Project location

Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli


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, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Sint Maarten (dutch part), Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories


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Application deadline

Application deadline: 04/09/2016