Finland | Natuur en cultuur
Samen met 12 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 13 dagen naar een natuur en cultuurproject.
Het project duurt van 5 t/m 18 augustus.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 40.
Volunteers will assist in landscaping and visitor management. During summer months the number of visitors can exceed 200 000 visitors in Suomenlinna. We have plenty of landscape maintenance tasks in the fortress that cannot be performed by machinery but, instead, by one or more locations where the volunteers will work under the supervision of our gardeners. Landscape maintenance duties are performed outdoors together with our own staff. We will use participatory methods and unite different interest groups in developing new approaches to e.g. social media, interpretation of the Suomenlinna story, cultural heritage education and cultural heritage preservation. With this emphasis, we aim in raising discussion, generating new ideas, actions and involvement to make participants feel that they have a say in preserving our common cultural heritage and how is it taken care of. The results will be used to promote Suomenlinna s World Heritage status.
The volunteers will stay in a hostel, lunches will be provided, dinners prepared by volunteers.
Suomenlinna 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/
The Governing Body of Suomenlinna is the organising party for the WHV camp. The World Heritage Site is restored, maintained and governed by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna that operates under the Ministry of Education and Culture. As the manager of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the government agency is responsible for preserving the monument and associated historical and architectural values for future generations, too. The World Heritage Convention obliges the Finnish government to see to it that the fortress remains in an optimally authentic condition. Read more about the role and duties of the Governing Body of Suomenlinna here https://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/world-heritage/preserving/.
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.
13 (6 mannen en 7 vrouwen)
18 t/m 30 jaar