Join the on-arrival training camp team 22.-28.8.2024

Are you looking for a volunteer activity for the summer? Do you live in Finland? Are you passionate about camp life and cooking for groups? Join the team of the on-arrival training camp!

Maailmanvaihto will organise an on-arrival training camp from 22 to 28 August 2024 for young people coming to Finland from abroad for volunteering. The camp will be held at Metsäpirtti camping centre in Tuusula. We are now looking for enthusiastic kitchen team members to join us. The kitchen team prepares the daily meals for the participants.

At this Maailmanvaihto training camp, you will get to know volunteers from all over the world and see how the camp is built. At the heart of the camp are intercultural learning and conflict resolution. We will also learn about cultures and society in Finland. The camp language is English.

We provide bus transport to the camp from Helsinki. For camp team members arriving from other parts of Finland, we will reimburse the cost of travel by the cheapest public transport. The camp will be organised by Maailmanvaihto’s Programme Coordinator, the office team volunteer and interns, 2–3 volunteer camp instructors, the kitchen team leader, and 4–5 kitchen team members. The tasks of the kitchen team members at the camp are voluntary activities and a certificate will be issued if desired.

We are looking for committed individuals who share the values and mission of Maailmanvaihto. Our values are global responsibility, intercultural learning, and equality. Caring and inclusivity, reliability and responsibility, and transparency are important principles in our work. Read more about the operating principles of Maailmanvaihto

We try to organise a planning and briefing meeting for kitchen team members before the camp. The kitchen leader informs the team members about practical matters. The camp follows Maailmanvaihto’s guidelines for safer spaces.

To become a kitchen team member

  • We expect kitchen team members to have basic cooking skills, but no specific cooking skills are required. The most important thing is responsibility and motivation to cook for a large group over several days.

How to get involved

  • Send us a free-form application stating that you are applying to the kitchen team and why you are interested in working in this voluntary position at the camp. We will put together a team as and when suitable participants are found.
  • Please send your application to Mari Takalo, the organisation’s secretary, at hosting@maailmanvaihto.fi. Mari will be happy to provide more information, e.g. on accessibility, by email and phone: 044 318 0888.

We look forward to hearing from you, join us to create an unforgettable camp experience!

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