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Farming Community


Farming Community

Voluntary Service International


At a Glance

  • Start Date:30/06/2019
  • End Date:13/07/2019
  • Closing date:23/06/2019
  • Post Updated:25/04/2019
  • Min Hours:10+ hr/ week
  • Role Type:Community Development



Voluntary Service International (VSI)& is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding. We do this through volunteering activities internationally and in Ireland. VSI is a registered charity in Ireland (Charity Number: CHY 9220).

Description: Herttoniemi Food Co-op is the first community supported agriculture project in Finland. It is a co-op of about 200 members that grows organic vegetables on a 3,5-hectare field in Vantaa, close to Helsinki, with the help of a professional gardener. It is also possible to order other kind of organic and locally grown produce via the co-op. One aim of the project is to spread knowledge about community supported agriculture in Finland, but the camp is a chance to spread this knowledge more widely.

Study Theme: Community supported agriculture and urban gardening as means for future food production. A study trip to Helsinki’s urban gardening sites and community gardens will be organized.

Accommodation: The volunteers will sleep in shared rooms and have shared bathrooms. They will be have mattresses on the floor, but own sleeping bags are needed. Some of the meals are provided for the volunteers, but in weekends and morning/evening the volunteers will shop ingredients and cook their meals themselves.

During weekends and evening volunteers can visit Helsinki or other nearby locations, there is also possibility to go swimming and visit a local national park.

Language: English

Approximate Location: Vantaa

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

The volunteers will work on the field with weeding, watering, planting and building.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
This is a two week volunteer commitment in Finland, however English is the spoken language.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Mateja Jakšić

Address: Voluntary Service International, 30 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1


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