About the local hosting organizationThe host organization Ikko is a modern, non-political and non-religious folk high school offering both general and vocational education for Finnish and international students and groups throughout the year. They also host special target groups such as students with special needs as well as young asylum seekers.
About the volunteer workThe school surroundings need maintaining so the volunteers will mainly work with garden work, berry picking, tidying the environment and other seasonal tasks. Please note that this project is not a traditional work camp and the work tasks vary depending on the season.
Local accommodationAccommodation will be in dormitory, all meals provided. There are possibilities for various creative and other activities. Sauna and swimming facilities are also available
About the project locationPunkaharju is located in eastern Finland near Savonlinna and it takes about four hours by train from Helsinki. The school is situated in a location of superb natural beauty, right on the magnificent Punkaharju ridge. It is surrounded on both sides by lakes and magnificent scenery. The area offers excellent opportunities for a variety of nature and outdoor activities. The volunteers can also attend some Finnish language and culture lessons as well as join visits to local sights and events.
RequirementsThe volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay Extra fee: 150 euros due to program and facilities of the camp.The camp language will be English.