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International Youth Work in Harjavalta

project description

In this project you get to volunteer in Harjavalta youth work department. Daily routines and tasks include working with children and youngsters in local youth house and school, planning and assisting in different clubs, theme evenings and summer camps and much more. You also get to work with young people with special needs. In this project we also want to give a chance to your strengths and skills and also you to improve in those areas you want to. You will get a wide perspective to what it's like to work with young people of different ages in different environments.

The goal of this project is to widen local young people's attitudes of internationality. Harjavalta is a small city so our young people don't have much contact to people coming from abroad. For having volunteers coming from abroad, we want to show our local children and youngsters how different or similar the world can be outside Finland.

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accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You will live in Harjavalta in an apartment with another volunteer doing EVS at the same time. You will have own bedrooms but the kitchen, bathroom and living room are shared. Accommodation, food and transport are funded by the project.

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training during the project

You will get Finnish lessons in the start of your EVS time. You'll also have contacts with other volunteers in Finland in meetings arranged by our National Agency.

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volunteer profile

We hope you would be social and had some English skills. You should be open minded and excited to do and learn new things with especially children and youngsters. You have to be at least 18 years old and you cannot have a criminal record. You are a role model to the young people so you we hope you have a healthy way of living.

You can possibly have economical troubles. You can be unemployed or not in school in your home country and may still be looking for the thing you want to do in your future.

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how to apply

Send us an email with your CV and a motivation letter with your picture. Keep in mind that you have to have a sending organization in your country before you apply.

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