BECOME AN FRC VOLUNTEER

BECOME AN FCR VOLUNTEER

As an FRC volunteer, you can help refugees and newcomers to build a new life in Finland. Join us and meet new people, learn new skills and do meaningful volunteer work.

During the coronavirus crisis, FRC’s volunteers are helping adult immigrants with learning Finnish, studying, and finding work. The volunteers also help children and youth with schoolwork. All meetings take place online. You can also train as a volunteer advocate online and join our new advocate community, where volunteer work in done online in small teams. Most roles require knowledge of the Finnish language, but we occasionally have opportunities for English speakers as well.

If you’re interested in virtual volunteering, please contact: vapaaehtoiset@pakolaisapu.fi

Our face-to-face volunteering is suspended until further notice. We currently offer volunteering opportunities only in Finland.
You can join us by signing up to volunteer below.

We are always happy to help with any thoughts or questions you may have: vapaaehtoiset@pakolaisapu.fi.

YES, I WANT TO VOLUNTEER!

We’ll offer you training and support in your role. Welcome to our team!

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Suomi-luotsit
Suomi-Luotsi vapaaehtoinen

Provide online support to make everyday life easier

Do you want to help people who have recently moved to Finland in settling into their new home country? As a Suomi-luotsi you will provide individual support to migrants. You can help them with studies, school, language practice, job hunting, and with figuring out how to take care of various errands in Finland. Depending on your wishes, you can help just once or on a more regular basis.

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Puhutaan Groups
5 syytä tulla mukaan Kaveriksi!-toimintaan

Make learning Finnish fun!

In Puhutaan! groups migrants practice everyday language skills with Finnish-speaking volunteers. The online group meets weekly via Zoom. This volunteering role will help you to improve your group facilitation and communication skills. It is also a great opportunity to learn about different cultures. Volunteers share responsibility of coordinating the groups.

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Volunteer Advocates
Vaikuttajavapaaehtoiset

Become an advocate volunteer!

As an advocate volunteer you can use your skills, experience, and heart to make a difference on pressing social affairs. You can volunteer online, for example as a social media activist, graphic designer, or as a campaign coordinator – the more versatile our team is, the bigger the impact we can make!

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Global educators
Globaalikasvattaja-mainos, jossa kaksi naista hymyilee

Inspire young people to take action

As a global educator you will hold workshops for schoolchildren about refugees, migration, and climate change. You will strengthen your own understanding of the issues of displacement and migration as well as improve your group facilitation and presentation skills, while inspiring youth to take action for a better future. We provide complete and high-quality materials for the workshops.

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Work-life mentors
Pakolaisavun työntekijä neuvoo asiakkaita

Help migrant build employability skills

As a work-life mentor you will support migrants in their job search and careers in Finland during job search workshops. If you wish, you can continue mentoring as a mentor-mentee pair monthly for about six months after the workshops. For this role, you will need good IT skills and a thorough understanding of Finnish working life.

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Do you want more information about volunteer work?
Contact us, we will help you with all questions related to volunteer work:

vapaaehtoiset@pakolaisapu.fi

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FOR MIGRANTS


Do you need help finding a job? Join our course for jobseekers.

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Do you want to practice speaking Finnish? Join the Puhutaan! (Let’s speak!) group!

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“Everyone is equal and welcome in volunteer work. I can help others, and at the same time I learn a lot from them.”

– Katja, Finnish Refugee Council Volunteer

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