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 place you live in? Join in the online info event of the youth exchange organization Maailmanvaihto to learn about the possibilities to become a host family for a young volunteer from abroad! You will also get information on becoming a support person or a support family for a volunteer.

🗓️ Tue 3rd May 2022 at 16.30–18.00
📍 In Zoom (we will send the link to those who sign up)

Young people from different sides of the world arrive through Maailmanvaihto in Finland for 6–12 months of volunteering. Besides bringing to their voluntary workplaces extra hands, they bring an international aspect to the activities. The volunteers work in common-good organizations, such as schools and workshops for people with disabilities.

Hosting a volunteer and being a friend and support for them are voluntary activities, which offer a great chance to be of help, gain international experience, strengthen language skills, and see one’s own environment from a new perspective. We coordinate volunteering periods in different parts of Finland. Most of the volunteers arrive in Finland in August.

The programme of the online info event:

  • Become a host family or a support person, Maailmanvaihto’s programme coordinator Mari Takalo
  • Experiences of a host family, Markus and Liisa Kivistö
  • Experiences of a support person, Riikka Lampola
  • Questions and feedback from the audience

Warmly welcome! The online info event is open to join for all who are interested in the topic. We will hold the online info in Finnish, at least for the major part.

Sign up by emailing us at tiedottaja@maailmanvaihto.fi. We will send you a link to the Zoom meeting.
The accessibility information of Zoom you can find at https://explore.zoom.us/en/accessibility. If you have questions or wishes about the accessibility of the event, please contact us: tiedottaja@maailmanvaihto.fi.

We wish to build in all Maailmanvaihto’s activities an atmosphere in which all participants can feel welcome as themselves. To support this, we will follow during the online info event Maailmanvaihto’s Guidelines for Safer Spaces.

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