Elf around 01.11.2021-15.12.2021

Domaines : Aarbecht am sozialen oder edukative Beräich, Kultur
Programme : Service volontaire européen

Organisation d’accueil

Villa Elba Kokkola

Villa Elba Kokkola


Adresse / pays

durée < 2 Méint
début: november 2021
fin: décembre 2021
type de mission: am grupp

Description de la mission :

Villa Elba is a Youth Centre supported and supervised by the Ministry of Education and Culture. In Finland network of Youth Centres have a public and social role to support the growth and development of children and young people. The Centres are run under the Finnish law covering youth work  and we provide a safe operating environment and expert service for young people and educators. Our main expertise is in international youth work, environmental education, social youth work and youth work development projects. Our work consists of for example international camps, volunteering work for young people, coordination of volunteering projects, educational activities, nature school, adventure education, information and guidance about international programmes and regional coordination of youth work.


Tâches du volontaire :

After the on-arrival-training volunteers will work on different teams related to the theme of the project: Elf and Christmas.

The ESC-volunteers are working together with the regular staff of Villa Elba.

Volunteers help the staff of Villa Elba with Christmas preparations and organizing Elf path happenings for families and kindergartens and other visitors of the Youth Centre. Work also includes helping the staff of Villa Elba in cleaning and serving for the Christmas time visitors of the youth Centre.

Volunteers organize Elf path for local kindergartens in the forest near to Villa Elba. Villa Elba’s surroundings and the elf path are already prepared for this project by previous volunteers. In this project volunteers main task is to guide children, families and other visitors in the elf path. Volunteers will act as an elf and do different kind of activities with the visitors around the Elf path. In Elf path children can for example learn important elf skills, like peaking from windows, elf dance, making presents etc. We hope to find volunteers who are interested in acting and performing, and working with children even without common language. Part of the work is also cleaning and taking out the elf path after the events.

Some volunteers will be in charge of documentation of the whole project and will take part of different events, which other volunteers are organizing. Team can use the media equipment that Villa Elba has and use their own creativity for planning the methods of documentation.

We offer the volunteers:

  • a chance to live in a new culture
  • possibility to do volunteer work for the local community
  • a chance for intercultural learning
  • a project were you can use your creativity

Volunteers should be prepared for:

  • darkness
  • coldness
  • listening Christmas music
  • changes
  • adventure

We expect from volunteers:

  • flexibility
  • respect
  • ability to follow the rules and schedule

Profil recherché :

The participants are young people seeking new possibilities to their lives. The volunteers can be unemployed, face educational, economic or social or physical challenges or have low language skills. We wish that the volunteers are interested in working with children and feel confident to act as an elf. There is no need of previous experiences, just the interest to try it out and learn more!


Votre contact :

Elena Koroglanoglou
+352 247-86439