Maailmanvaihto is a religiously and politically uncommitted non-governmental organization that 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 organizations. ICYE is a nonprofit organization built by the youth. It offers volunteering possibilities in local communities in some 40 countries around the world.
Maailmanvaihto is a member of Fingo (an NGO platform and an expert on global development), Allianssi (the umbrella organization of the youth work field), Kansalaisareena – Citizen Forum. and Moniheli (network of multicultural associations).