The volunteers will do a variety of tasks with forestry and nearby surroundings, such as marking nature trails and doing small repairs. The volunteers will also help with planning a local cultural event. Volunteers must be prepared with proper working clothes and shoes because the work is done outdoors in all weather conditions. The project is also about cultural learning, so the volunteers will prepare presentation of their countries to share with others.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Accommodation will be in dormitory or a cabin with common kitchen, toilets and showers. The volunteers will prepare the meals themselves. During free time volunteers can go trekking, swimming, to sauna etc. It is also possible to do some sightseeing around the area e.g. to reindeer farm or Sami museum, but the volunteers have to pay the fees and transport themselves.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Northern Lapland, Inari, see http://www.vasatokka.fi. The environment is characterized by arctic nature and three Lappish cultures: Inari Sami, North Sami and Skolt Sami. Also the nearness of the Arctic Ocean in Norway and Russia are emphasized. Vasatokka is located in amidst incredible lake scenery on the shores of Lake Muddusjarvi, near the wilderness area of Muotkatunturi and of the recreation area of Inari.
The nearest bus stop and grocery is in Inari village (10km from the venue) and the volunteers will have to arrange and pay their trip all the way to youth centre. The nearest airport is in Ivalo (60 km), nearest railway station in Rovaniemi (340km), from there you can continue by bus to Inari. You can also take a bus from Helsinki (1200 km). The volunteers have to arrange their travel all the way to Vasatokka centre themselves.SR: The place is far from civilization. Those who like nature will fall in love with this place. Volunteers need to have a travel insurance. No fee.