The school surroundings need maintaining so the volunteers will work with seasonal tasks indoors and outdoors such as cleaning the environment after winter and starting the summer season. Please note that this is not a traditional work camp and the tasks vary by the season.
Accommodation will be in dormitory, meals provided. There are possibilities for various creative and other activities. Sauna and swimming facilities are also available.
Punkaharju is located in eastern Finland near Savonlinna and it takes about four hours by train from Helsinki. The school is situated in a location of natural beauty, right on Punkaharju ridge. It is surrounded on both sides by lakes and magnificent scenery. The area offers opportunities for outdoor activities. The volunteers can join Finnish language and culture lessons.
The host organization Ikko is a modern, non-political and non-religious folk high school offering both general and vocational education for Finnish and international students and groups throughout the year. They also host special target groups such as students with special needs as well as young asylum seekers.
The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Extra fee 150 euros