Fully Funded International Volunteering Program in Finland
The Rainbow Skatecamp for Equality is intended for 18-30-year-olds LGBTQI+ youth who skate. During the volunteer project, we are visible, audible and we skate, discuss the theme of equality, get to know local operators. This two-week program includes charitable work, such as maintaining and tidying the skate parks, organizing skate events and activities for Siblings Helsinki ry. The primary purpose of the camp is to spend time together, take care of the environment and each other. Siblings Helsinki is a skate community for LGBTQI + people founded at the beginning of 2021. The purpose of the association is to promote the role of gender and sexual minorities in society, to create a sense of belonging in the community, and create resilience on a daily basis. Tyttörullalautailijat (shorter TRL) is a skate association founded in 2007, and its purpose is to promote the position of girls, women and nonbinary skateboarders.
Accommodation and meals will be arranged in a youth house and in homestays in Helsinki. Be prepared to sleep on the mattress on the youth house gym floor (sleeping bag needed) and bring your recipes in order to cook your favourite food on your cooking turn. Please note that according to the current Covid-19 regulations you need to stay in self-quarantine for 72 hours and then take another Covid-19 test in Finland if you fly from another European Union country. So you should arrive 3 days before the start of the project. The extra accommodation costs related to quarantine will be covered.
The Rainbow Skatecamp for Equality is intended for 18-30-year-olds LGBTQI+ youth who skate. The volunteers should have some previous experience in skateboarding. We expect each volunteer to have their own skateboard. Skaters with different ability levels are welcome. Anyway, it would be good if you are already confident to roll on a skateboard and are at some level familiar with the obstacles of skate parks. We also expect participants to have interest towards the themes of community and equality.
|Type of Opportunity||Exchange Programs|
|Open to||All Nationalities|