EVS in Finland

Deadline: 31 July 2018
Open to: participants between 18 to 30 year olds who live permanently in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries or partner countries neighboring the EU
Venue: 1 September 2018 – 1 July 2019 (10 months, possibly extended to 12 months), Kisälli-Harjulanmäki, Helsinki


Apply for the European Voluntary Service in Finland! The organization Maailmanvaihto is currently seeking volunteers to apply.

KISÄLLI-HARJULANMÄKI has two main activities: it has a nursing home called “Harjulanmäki” for mentally disabled people and a workshop called “Kisälli” which provides art and work therapy for disabled people.

The volunteers help disabled people in their daily activities at the Kisälli arts&crafts workshop and at the Harjulanmäki home. The work includes both artistic work and practical personal assisting (for example with eating and daily hygiene). The volunteering periods mainly consist of daytime working at Kisälli but occasionally there are evening and weekend work shifts, too. The volunteers need to have interest in creative arts&crafts work as well as motivation to work with people with special needs.


The Erasmus+ Voluntary Activities are meant for participants between 18 – 30-years-old who live permanently in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries or partner countries neighboring the EU.

Program countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, (Finland), France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Partner countries neighboring the EU:

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Territory of Russia as recognized by international law, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Territory of Ukraine as recognized by international law.


Reasonable traveling expenses (based on travel distance) to Finland and back to the home country are covered for the volunteer from the Erasmus+ funding. In some cases, the volunteer might have to pay a small part of these costs.

Also, the following costs are covered for the participant from the Erasmus+ funding:

  • an insurance;
  • travel costs to work;
  • support for language learning;
  • a monthly pocket money of 125 EUR.

The accommodation and food are provided by the voluntary workplace.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.