The work will be to assist in organising a local event called National Old Power days which displays historical engines, tools and machinery. There will be about 20 000 people visiting the happening during three days. The volunteers will assist in practical tasks in arranging the event, e.g. set up a cafe, selling refreshments and tidying up the area during the event and afterwards. The volunteers must be prepared to do different kind of work in various weather conditions. There will be hard work, but also lots of fun with locals and other volunteers. The aim of the camp is to give the volunteers a chance to experience Finnish history, nature and culture and enable the local young people to meet young adults from other countries.
The accommodation is in a local summer hostel run by the 4H
Oulainen is a small town, about 7800 inhabitants. It s about 100 km south from Oulu and about 550km north from Helsinki. Various summer activities such as swimming, swamp football, playing games, excursions to nearby sights and fishing are possible.
The camp host is the local 4H club. 4H stand for Head, Hands, Heart and Health and it is an international network of rural youth which aims at developing the skills of young people. In Finland 4H is the biggest youth organisation with 250 local associations.
The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Registration fee 50 euros.