Take part as a volunteer

You can get involved through us in mentoring for young people or immigrants, helping out formerly homeless people or being a language mentor for people learning Finnish.


Adding value to everyday life – Become a volunteer

Through the Deaconess Foundation in Helsinki you can take part in valuable civic activities and support the lives of people and communities. Welcome on board!

You’ll find we have just the right activity to suit you, such as working with youth, families, or immigrants. You’ll get to know new people and get a chance to draw on your own strengths and skills. Tasks are appropriately tailored to each person, and we provide regular training and support for volunteers and peer support persons.

We also provide the scope and opportunity for civic activities by businesses, higher education institutions, and different population groups.

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of the Deaconess Institute’s volunteers say that civic activism improves their wellbeing and adds meaning to their lives. Such activity is fun, dispels loneliness, and improves your capabilities. Many of our volunteers have learnt new skills, made new friends, and found new activities and communities bringing people together.

Activities with young asylum seekers