Wed 8.9. Online Info: For ICYE Volunteering to Asia!

Zoom in to international volunteering – join in Maailmanvaihto’s onlin info and learn about ICYE volunteering in Asia!

  • On Wednesday the 8th Sept 2021 at 6–7.30 p.m.
  • In Zoom (a link will be sent for those who sign up)

Interested in volunteering in Asia, during a gap year, for instance? Join Maailmanvaihto’s online info and get to know the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) volunteering program! You will learn about the possibilities to travel for ICYE volunteering to Indonesia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, or Vietnam when the coronavirus situation allows.

In the ICYE volunteering periods, intercultural understanding is built through daily life cooperation.  Voluntary work is done in common-good organizations for half a year or a year. One can volunteer in a kindergarten in Japan, a school in Taiwan, or a human rights organization in the Philippines, for instance. The ICYE program is targeted at young adults.

In Finland, the international ICYE network is represented by Maailmanvaihto, which trains the volunteers. In each destination country, the volunteers are supported by the local ICYE organization.

There is a participation fee for the program. Besides training and support, the program fee includes e.g. accommodation and daily meals as well as insurance. In the online info, the practices of the program will be explored. For instance, the application process will be reviewed step by step. In addition, you will hear about the experiences of volunteers

  • Elina Hirvola, who has volunteered at a junior high school, and
  • Jussi Poikkeus, who has spent a volunteering period in a welfare center in South Korea.

The online info is open for all and it will be held in Finnish. The accessibility information of Zoom you can find from the address httsp:// We wish to advance in all Maailmanvaihto’s activities an atmosphere in which everyone can feel welcome as themselves. To support this, in the event, Maailmanvaihto’s guidelines for safer spaces will be followed.

Sign up by sending a message to We will send you a link to the Zoom meeting. If needed, you can ask for further information from the same e-mail address.

Warmly welcome!

Established in 1958, Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland is a non-governmental organization that sends young people abroad for 6–12 months of volunteering and receives volunteers to Finland. We work for advancing intercultural understanding, equality, and peace.

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