EU supported volunteering: Available Projects

Apply for the EU supported Erasmus+ volunteering periods (former European Voluntary Service) in Finland! On this page you can find those projects coordinated by Maailmanvaihto that are currently seeking volunteers and instructions for applying for them.

To apply, please load Maailmanvaihto’s application form (.docx) and read instructions for filling in the form from the bottom of this page. Send your filled-in application to evs(a)

Please note that Maailmanvaihto only accepts applications which have been filled into Maailmanvaihto’s application form.

Available EVS projects

1) Metsähallitus / Koli National Park and Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Koli National Park and Nature Centre Ukko

KOLI NATIONAL PARK is one of Finland’s 39 national parks, which are run by Metsähallitus. Koli’s hills, lakes and forests provide a beautiful scenery for enjoyable outdoor activities at any time of year. The Nature Centre is the heart of the activities and the volunteer tasks in the national park. The nature centre Ukko offers hiking and tourist information services, guided tours, national park rental hut bookings, conference services and there is also a small café.

2) Vanhamäki Activity Centre

VANHAMÄKI is an activity centre in Suonenjoki, which is a small rural town of some 7 500 inhabitants, situated in the central Finland. Vanhamäki provides different kinds of activities for visitors and it also runs organic farm, horse stables and a foster home. The centre produces organic berries and vegetables and the products are also sold in the little shop.

How to apply? Three simple steps:

  1. Choose from the list above the project you wish to apply to.
  2. After selecting the project, fill in Maailmanvaihto’s application form (.docx). If you wish to apply to more than one project, please fill in a separate form for each project. Write your answers on the green blank fields. There is no length limit for your answers.
  3. Send your application form as an email attachment to: evs(a) Write the project name to the subject field. Attach your application to the message and send. Photos are optional.

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