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Volunteer with ICYE next year in Ghana, Mexico, or New Zealand, for example – apply soon!

Are you wishing to volunteer abroad next year? Good news,...

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Maailmanvaihto’s Spring Picnic Sun 26 May

Maailmanvaihto’s Spring Picnic! 🌸 Welcome to a picnic brunch, all...

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Tools for decolonisation

Decolonise! International Voluntary Service, a project that began in 2022,...

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Workshop on facilitating multicultural groups with an embodied approach Sun 5 May

We are happy to invite Maaimanvaihto's camp instructors & couches...

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Apply for European Solidarity Corps volunteering at South Ostrobothnia Folk High School (DL 7 April 2024)!

Are you ready to start a European Solidarity Corps volunteering...

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South Ostrobothnia Folk High School – Etelä-Pohjanmaan Opisto (EPOP)

Are you interested in volunteering in an educational community? Would...

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MaailmanVaihtoa – Volunteers’ Voices 1/2024: Partnership in international volunteering

 Read the magazine in pdf In this issue 4...

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Otavia

Are you interested in volunteering in the education field? Would...

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Bite the Culture: Azerbaijan

After a long break, we are back with Bite the...

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14th Nov Focus Group Discussion: Changing the Narrative

  How do we talk about international volunteering and should...

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Greetings from abroad!

What’s up with the volunteers of Maailmanvaihto? Two of them...

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Maailmanvaihto’s Autumn Meeting 2nd November 2023

Dear members of Maailmanvaihto and participants of our activities, a...

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Aitoo Vocational College is looking for a European Solidarity Corps volunteer – apply as soon as possible!

  Interested in European Solidarity Corps volunteering in Finland? Would...

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Apply now! Open position for European Solidarity Corps volunteering at Dagtek 1.9.2023–31.82024

Looking for volunteering possibilities in Finland? Are you aged 18–30...

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Privacy policy: Data forms of Buddies

Basis: Personal data act 523/1999 *) Data protection setting of...

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Beyound Borders: Young People with Disabilities Volunteering Abroad

  Interested in international volunteering as a young person with...

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Apply as soon as possible! Open position for European Solidarity Corps volunteering at Lehtimäki Special Folk High School

  Looking for volunteering possibilities in Finland? Are you aged...

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Privacy Policy: Maailmanvaihto’s Knowhow Map

Basis: Personal Data 523/1999 *) EU Data Protection Regulation Date:...

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Maailmanvaihto’s office closed on 18th May

Maailmanvaihto's office will remain closed on 18th May 2023.

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Join the online workshop on brave space Fri 26th May 2023

Welcome to the online workshop on brave spaces! The trainer...

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Finding your way to communicate

Traveling to another country after or during school or between...

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Training: Young Activists for Peace and Climate Justice 12.06. – 19.06.2023, Germany

Maailmanvaihto is looking for representatives from Finland for the training...

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Become a camp leader for the on-arrival camp of young volunteers 21.–27.8.2023

Would you like to join in planning and leading an...

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The office of Maailmanvaihto closed from 7th to 10th April 2023

Maailmanvaihto's office will remain closed from 7th to 10th April...

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Greetings from abroad: From Finland to Iceland and from Egypt to FInland

Each year Maailmanvaihto sends and receives young people for long-term...

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Answer a survey on equality (DL 31st May)

How to improve equality at ICYE Finland? Answer the survey...

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MaailmanVaihtoa – Volunteers’ Voices 1/2023: Language and Communication

 In this issue Read the pdf version of the...

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Member letter March 2023

3rd March 2023 Dear member of Maailmanvaihto, warm greetings at...

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Maailmanvaihto’s Spring Meeting 27th March

Members of Maailmanvaihto and participants of our activities: a warm...

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Supplementary application round: next autumn to ICYE volunteering

Do you live in Finland? Are your plans for the...

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Join the Online Workshop: Embodied Social Justice (Sat 25th March)

Trainer Sauli Kahkonen offers an online workshop “Embodied Social Justice”....

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Aitoo Vocational College

Are you interested in work with people with special needs?...

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Urgent: in March to Denmark for European Solidarity Corps volunteering

Hertha Levefællesskab is a living community of people with and...

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ICYE volunteering abroad, departure in Aug–Sept 2023 – apply on 31st Jan 2023 at the latest

Are you interested in international volunteering? Would you like to...

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Volunteer at the camp kitchen team of the mid-term camp 26–29 January

📢 Calling for three cooking lovers to volunteer in our...

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Nicehearts

Does organizing group activities and events interest you? Would you...

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Apply for European Solidarity Corps volunteering in Finland (DL 30th Jan)

Interested in volunteering in Finland? Are you aged 18–30 years?...

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12th Jan: Intercultural evening: Georgia

Would you like to get to know Georgia's culture and...

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Maailmanvaihto’s office closed 26th – 30th December

Maailmanvaihto's office will remain closed during 26th - 30th December...

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A training on advocacy related to decolonisation of international volunteering in Paris 19.–25.2.2023

Hey you, a participant of Maailmanvaihto’s activities! Are you aged...

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Privacy Policy: Reports of harassment in Maailmanvaihto’s activities

Privacy policy Basis: Personal Data 523/1999 *) EU Data Protection...

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Guideline on the procedure in cases of harassment

This guideline explains how Maailmanvaihto will respond to reports of...

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Lahti: Become a host family for a young volunteer from Uganda

At the end of January, a young volunteer from Uganda...

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Volunteering around the world: ICYE Japan

What can a volunteer do in Japan? Rina Matayoshi from...

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Practice languages in Maailmanvaihto’s Language Café

Would you like to practice speaking in Spanish or Finnish...

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Online Dialogues: Deconstructing International Voluntary Service 

Do you question whether international volunteering still carries the weight...

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KaVa’s Zoom info on International Volunteering 8.9.2022

Interested in volunteering in Europe or further away? You are...

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KaVa’s info on International Volunteering 6.9.2022

Interested in volunteering in Europe or further away? You are...

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Standing Together Against Racism – Training Seminar 16.–21.10.2022

Hello participant of Maailmanvaihto's activities! Have you acted as a...

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Greetings from abroad: from Finland to Switzerland, from Germany to Finland

Each year Maailmanvaihto sends and receives young people for long-term...

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Making connections beyond a shared language

Dasha, a European Solidarity Corps volunteer from Russia, shares what...

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Lieksa: Become a host family for a volunteer from Taiwan

In August 2022 Chi-Roh from Taiwan is coming to Lieksa...

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Alavus: Become a host family for a young volunteer from Uganda

In August 2022 Hakeem from Uganda is coming to Alavus...

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Invitation: With Maailmanvaihto to Helsinki Pride March and Picnic 1st July

  Dear people of Maailmanvaihto, Helsinki Pride week is coming...

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3rd May online info: Become a host family or a support person for a young volunteer

Would you like to participate in cultural exchange in the...

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Connecting with the world and volunteers in Čadca

In this series, we learn about volunteering opportunities within the...

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Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland’s strategy 2022–2027

1. What is Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland? Maailmanvaihto – ICYE...

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4th April online meeting: Together towards more inclusive volunteering

Mon 4th April 2022 at 14.30–16.00 EET (13.30–15.00 CET) In...

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Apply for European Solidarity Corps Volunteering at Vanhamäki!

Are you aged 18–30 years? Would you like to develop...

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In-country volunteering: Apply for European Solidarity Corps Volunteering at Vanhamäki!

Are you aged 18–30 years? Would you like to develop...

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Toward more #EquitableVolunteering – ICYE sets up a new scholarship fund

The international ICYE network aims at leveling the global playfield...

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Dagtek arts&crafts workshop & life skills activities

DAGTEK offers services for people with intellectual disabilities or autistic...

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Privacy Policy: Documents of Incoming Volunteers

Privacy policy Grounds: Personal data act 523/1999 *) Data protection...

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Developing skills with ICYE Kenya

In this series, we get to hear about volunteering opportunities...

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MaailmanVaihtoa 2/2021: Mikä motivoi kansainväliseen vapaaehtoistyöhön

  Lue lehden pdf-versio.pdf-versio.   Sisällys tulossa pian.

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Wed 8.9. Online Info: For ICYE Volunteering to Asia!

Zoom in to international volunteering – join in Maailmanvaihto's onlin...

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Online Info Event on International Volunteering 31st August 2021

31st August 2021 at 6–7.30 p.m. in Zoom (link to...

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Keeping in touch after volunteering

The end of the international volunteering period often marks a...

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Voluntary Culture Shocks – Podcast on International Volunteering

Do you want to hear about experiences of international volunteering...

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European Solidarity Corps volunteering in Austria – apply 9th June at the latest!

Our Austrian co-operation organization Grenzenlos is looking for young people...

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Get to know our activities during the World Village Festival weekend!

The World Village Festival will be organized online 29–30 May...

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What motivated you to participate in international volunteering? Write about your experiences in the MaailmanVaihtoa – Volunteers’ Voices magazine

Write about your experiences Maailmanvaihto sends and receives international volunteer...

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Tapola Camphill Village Community

Would you like to support and be a friend to...

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Greetings from abroad: From Finland to Austria and from Taiwan to Finland

Each year Maailmanvaihto sends and receives young people for long-term...

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Guidelines for safer spaces within the activities of Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland

Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland is a youth exchange organization that...

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Marta’s Story as an ESC Trainee – An Opportunity to Continue Broadening your Horizon after volunteering

Marta Melendez Ortega is one of the young people who...

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Accessibility of Maailmanvaihto’s website

23.9.2020 Accessibility is an important aspect to our website. We...

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Coronavirus epidemic and volunteering abroad

Are you living in Finland and considering a voluntary work...

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ICYE Corona Support Group

Due to the Corona pandemic and the lockdown measures put...

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Maailmanvaihto’s office will be closed for 19.6.2020

Maailmanvaihto's office will be closed for the Midsummer Eve 19.6.2020.

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Volunteers’ Voices 1/2020: Equality into Volunteering!

In this issue: 4 Pääkirjoitus / Editorial 6 Kutsu kevätkokoukseen...

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Towards Equality in a Planned Way

Working together towards becoming a more equal organization. Last year,...

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Sharing and Caring as a Host Family

All the volunteers who have lived with us have arrived...

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Ten Months at Koli National Park and Nature Centre Ukko

Jump into the volunteering European Solidarity Corps Volunteering experience of...

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Folk high shool life in Joutseno

I volunteered in... …for a year in the season 2018–19...

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Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland’s office

Are you interested in learning about coordinating international volunteering? Would...

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Volunteers’ Voices 2/2019: Learning in International Volunteering

Editorial: the dimensions of learning in international volunteering In the...

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Towards Meaningful Meetings in Volunteering

In international volunteering the participants learn through daily co-operation. At...

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Helsinki: Become a host family for Lyhty’s young Italian volunteer!

Maailmanvaihto is looking from Helsinki for a host family for...

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Volunteering in the workshop Kisälli

  Slovakian Miroslava Sloviakova volunteered in the season 2017–2018 in the...

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Greetings from abroad: from Uganda to Finland and from Finland to Uganda

Maailnmanvaihto sends and receives yearly some thirty young people for...

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Volunteering in the Mystic Place of Koli

I have been volunteering here in Finland for one month...

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Valona Elderly Services and STEP Education (Kirkkopalvelut ry)

KIRKKOPALVELUT is a Christian church related national co-operation and service organisation,...

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Myllylähde Community (Myllylähde-yhteisö)

Would you like to support adults with special needs? Does...

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Lehtimäki Special Folk High School (Lehtimäen opisto)

Would you like to voluntary work with people with special...

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Intercultural Learning in Afterschool Activities

In this new series we get familiar with volunteering possibilities...

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The Equality Plan of Maailmanvaihto

The plan (in Finnish) has been approved in the annual...

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Tim Dieltiens: EVS as a lifeline

The speech of EVS volunteer Tim Dielties at the 60th...

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Photos: Maailmanvaihto’s 60th anniversary year celebration

Maailmanvaihto's 60th anniversary year celebration was held on 25th of...

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Minä lähden Pohjois-Eurooppaan…

How it all began I would like to start this...

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My special opportunity

Everyone asks me, why Finland? We have always dreamed of...

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English lessons and club activities at a primary school

In April, Max Schodry was looking forward to volunteering for...

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Happiness in daily life in South Korea

Last August Jussi Poikkeus left for South Korea to volunteer...

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Photo contest: fellowship in international volunteering

Has a memory of a significant meeting during an international...

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Tackling racism requires common acts

Racism can only be combated by unity, that is the...

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A glimpse of a host family’s new ordinary

Last August Salla Jarkkola, Tuukka Kosola and their children became...

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Volunteers’ Voices 1/2018: 60 years of making a difference

Editorial: 60 years of experiences The 6th of August in...

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A new position as chair and the first meeting

How has the 60th anniversary year of Maailmanvaihto begun? Roosa...

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Volunteering at Kainuun opisto

Deciding to come to Europe for a voluntary year was...

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From Feeding Volunteers to Making a Living

Hungarian Ildikó Lászlóffy came to Finland to volunteer four years...

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#VolunteeringMadeMe

"Volunteering made me..." How has volunteering abroad – be it in...

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Fighting for Fundamental Rights

ITEI is a Bolivian interdisciplinary organization working in the fields...

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In Kenya Inspiration from Volunteers Connecting with Local People

Hello Kerubo! Could you briefly introduce yourself? My name is...

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Volunteering in Vaalijala

Vaalijala is a rehabilition centre situated in Nenonpelto. Spanish Sara...

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What is a Regular Day?

Isaura Hernández Navarro arrived to Finland from Costa Rica in January 2013. For the...

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ICYE voluntary work in an English language kindergarten

Thinking about that it is now already one year ago...

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One of the best experiences in my life

Moikka, my name is Kalyan Reddy, I come from India...