Become a volunteer for Sininauhasäätiö!
Are you interested in volunteer work? Do you want to help the unfortunate ones, while gaining essential work experience and new contacts to your network? Join Sininauhasäätiö´s volunteers by filling in our regisration form. After filling in the form, you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator.
What is Sininauhasäätiö?
Sininauhasäätiö is working towards reducing homelessness in Finland. Our customers come from various situations, and our job is to give them hope. Our work is based on housing first -principle. According to the principle, the best way to help people is to facilitate everyone a safe place to stay, whatever problems they have, together with professionals who can help and with whom they can seek support. Read more about the housing first principle in Inês Oliveira´s blog: Housing first for Beginners (link).
In accordance with its basic mission, the Blue Ribbon Foundation focuses on eliminating homelessness, providing resident-oriented support, and developing services. In addition, we offer diverse day centers and work and capacity building groups. Defending the fundamental rights of customers is an important part of customer work.
We work with customers who have different situations. Homeless women, young people, migrant issues, mental health or drug users are some of our customers. Like a volunteer, you can give them support and share moments with them.
Volunteering for Sininauhasäätiö
Sininauhasäätiö offers various kinds of volunteer work among the homeless, immigrants, or the otherwise disadvantaged ones. You can work as a volunteer both occasionally or regularly, you decide what works best for you. We offer an introduction to your work, education, regular volunteer meetings, necessary support during your work, and also recreational activities. Every volunteer signs a contract and is insured while working. In the end, you will receive a volunteering certificate and vast amounts of new experience.
We also offer a possibility of doing multiple open badges, that help you to demonstrate your competencies for employers. Open badges might also be regarded as part of your studies.
What kind of tasks can I do as a volunteer?
- Help in day centers and housing units by spending time with the customers.
- Help in cooking and baking.
- Help in events.
- Join our action group, and spend a fun evening with our customers.
- Learn Finnish together with other volunteers.
- Help with what workers and customers need like diary tasks.
- Know working with homeless people and our mision and values.
- …share your vision and experience in our website and propose new initiatives and activities!
What we are searching? Some features about volunteers…
We are looking for people who want to share their time with the homeless and learn and share experiences with customers. That they have availability to help in what is needed and are flexible. The more proactive the volunteers are, the more tasks they can do, so we’d like to hear if you have any idea!
If you are:
- And creative person
…who wants to help and be in direct contact with people, feel free to contact us!
How to volunteer for Sininauhasäätiö?
Join Sininauhasäätiö´s volunteers by filling in our regisration form (link).
You can find more information about homeless and the day a day in our blog. Read more about working in day center Illusia during the Covid-19 pandemic: A Day in Illusia During the Covid-19 Pandemic by Inês Oliveira, or other articles to know more about the Sininauhasäätiö and our work.