We are a non-profit organisation. We are biggest of the 9 national Youth Centres in Finland. We are located in Kannonkoski Finland, in the middle of the beautiful rural nature and we are surrounded by a majestetic pine forest and lake Kivijärvi. We organise camps and activities for children, youth and families. We have many facilites and activities. We conduct Green Care (Care Farming) activities various groups.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Our travellers will get free accommodation, free meals and can freely use our facilities (swimming hall, bowling alley, ice rink, gyms etc.). They will learn practical skills and learn about Finnish Youth Centres and how we conduct youth work in Finland. They will learn about the Finnish Culturea nd the Finnish working culture.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
There are many tasks to do, we expect flexibility from our travellers. In addition, to jobs with the animals, kitchen and instruction, we conduct international youth work here and would like our travellers to visit schools and youth houses with us to give locals international excperience. We also hope that the travellers would encourage our staff to use English language more.
Depending of the season. On low season provate room, during high season there is a possibility that you have to share the room. One or two bedroom apartment. Shared shower, toilet and kitchen.
There are many things that you can do here during your free time. For instance, in the summer there is paddling, forest hiking and in the winter skiing and snowshoeing. We have gyms, swimming hall, ice rink, clombing tower and crafts rooms. We have had many interbational volunteers over the years and if peace and quiet by rural nature is what you are looking for, then this is the place.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week