About the local hosting organizationThe camp host is the governing body of Suomenlinna. Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) is a sea fortress, built gradually from 1748 onwards on a group of islands belonging to the district of Helsinki. Suomenlinna will be active with the volunteers in getting a maximum amount of exposure for the World Heritage volunteers via the social media as it happens. The results will be used to promote Suomenlinnas World Heritage status and the continuing need to protect and develop it.
About the volunteer workThe camp aims to include the volunteers in the landscape maintenance management. There are lots of areas where the tasks cannot be performed by machinery so the volunteers will work with the gardeners. The volunteers will perform visitor information tasks under the supervision of the staff. In the busy month of August the number of visitors can exceed 200 000 and majority of them are foreign. They have also penciled in joint activities with local operators, artists and artisans.
Local accommodationThe volunteers will stay in a hostel, most meals will be provided, some self prepared by the group.
About the project locationSuomenlinna is covering an area of 80 ha and consisting of 200 buildings and 6 km of defensive walls, the fortress stretches over six separate islands. More information: http://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/R: The volunteers need to have interest towards World Heritage and prepare themselves before the camp in order to tell about the World Heritage projects in their home countries. The applicants need to write a one page motivation letter explaining why they would like to join the project, if they have any previous experience in WHvolunteering and what could be their contribution to the project.
RequirementsThe volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Fee: 30 euros.The camp language will be English.