Member letter March 2023

3rd March 2023

Dear member of Maailmanvaihto,

warm greetings at the beginning of the year! Below, you can find a few greetings from Maailmanvaihto, and more of them you can read from the MaailmanVaihtoa – Volunteers’ Voices magazine (sent attached for members who received a printed member letter). The theme of the issue is language and communication.

We here at Maailmanvaihto have been happy about the return to normal. After a break of a couple of years, it felt very good to get to host real camps and have meetings face to face. Now we can say that we have coped well with the challenges posed by the Coronavirus times. The number of participants of our activities and the number of outgoing volunteers are still somewhat lower than before the pandemic. The program of the incoming volunteers was running quite normally throughout the Coronavirus times, thanks to which our financial situation is still quite stable.

Advancing equality in our activities is central for us now. We have wanted to especially increase the possibilities of young people with disabilities to participate in international volunteering. Another important theme for us is to advance the antiracism of our activities. To learn more about the topic, we are taking part in a three-year international project that aims at decolonising international volunteering. We have described more in detail our activities of last year in our annual report. If you would like to receive the document (in Finnish), please, email us at

This spring, we will collect feedback from those people who have participated in our activities as well as from our partners, to support the planning of our equality work. By answering the survey, you will take part in developing our activities. We will inform you soon more about the survey on our website and social media.

Maailmanvaihto’s Spring Meeting 27th March 2023

Welcome to the Spring Meeting of Maailmanvaihto on 27th March 2023 starting at 17.15 at the address Oikokatu 3, Helsinki. You are also welcome to participate in the meeting online but in that case you will not be allowed to take part in the votings.

You can find the invitation to the meeting in the magazine MaailmanVaihtoa – Volunteers’ Voices (p. 6). Please, sign up on 24th March 2023 at the latest to

Membership fees 2023 and changes of addresses

Thanks for your membership, your support is valuable to us. If you are a member with an annual fee, you can find this year’s membership fee information below. The annual fees don’t concern permanent members. If there are changes to your contact information, please, inform us about them for the member register at

Kind regards,
Anni Koskela
Secretary General

Membership fee information

  • The bank account number of the receiver: Danske Bank FI1480001500607487
  • The receiver: Maailmanvaihto ry
  • Message:
    Membership fee 2023
    Your name and address (NB! Include your e-mail address if you wish to receive your member mail via e-mail)
    Your year of birth
  • The amount of the fee:
    10 € students, unemployed people, people on parental leave, and pensioners
    15 € working people
    40 € community members
    100 € permanent members
    50 € support membership fee

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