Maailmanvaihto is a non-gorvernmental organization which has as its core aim building intercultural understanding.
We carry out our core aim by sending yearly abroad for voluntary work periods of 6–12 months 30–40 Finnish youth and receiving the same number of foreign volunteers to Finland.
We send volunteers to Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Oceania. To Finland we receive volunteers both from Europe and further away. The volunteers work in common-good work communities and live either their workplace or in a host family.
Maailmanvaihto is a member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange which is one of the oldest youth exchange orgnizations. ICYE is a nonprofit organization built by the youth. It offers volunteering possibilities in local communities in some 40 countries around the world.