Location: Lehtimäki, Finland 

Project name: Lehtimäki Special Folk High School

Hosting organization: ICYE Finland

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: 

LEHTIMÄKI SPECIAL FOLK HIGH SCHOOL (Lehtimäen opisto) is a boarding school for youth and adults with special needs. We offer 70 places for students, and there are more than 100 different short-term courses for youth, adults, and elderly with disabilities and their families. The school offers rehabilitation courses, such as riding therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Some training is aimed at increasing the occupational capacities of the students, through computer literacy training, for example. Our school builds its activities around values of respecting individuality and uniqueness of people, equality among people, participation, safety, community, and lifelong learning.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period – 20/08/2022–19/06/2023 (10 months)

Deadline: 24th April 2022

How to apply? – Please download and fill in the Application Form and send it to esc@maailmanvaihto.fi / evs@csyo-az.org (Write the project name to the subject field of your message)
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All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: 

The volunteers will live either in an apartment in the campus area or in a separate house about two kilometers away from the school. In case the volunteers live in the latter, they can use the bicycles of Lehtimäki Special Folk High School for their daily way to work.

Meals are provided from the school restaurant. When the restaurant is closed during weekends and holidays, the volunteer will receive a food package.

Lehtimäki is situated in the countryside. The only public transportation nearby is one bus during the weekends to the nearest city Seinäjoki. The volunteers will get reimbursement for one weekly return trip between Seinäjoki and Lehtimäki, and the staff might also assist with moving around in the area.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

It is important to be motivated to work with people with special needs and have good social skills and an open attitude.

We are especially looking for volunteers with knowledge of horseback riding and stable work, as well as volunteers with a musical background.

It is important to be prepared to carry out different kinds of tasks and to live in a small village in the countryside.

Sending organization information 

Name of the sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization 

OID number : E10200624

City and country of your sending organization: Sumgait, Azerbaijan

Person in charge (name and surname): Ramiz Aliyev

E-mail of the person in charge: evs@csyo-az.org