IMPACT Training

Maria Santto
Kuvaaja: Maria Santto
"Finnish doctor Eila Rooseli and nurse Jaana Ihalainen inspect a patient. Cherso refugee camp. "
Apply to the IMPACT course
To become a Finnish Red Cross aid worker (delegate) and join our delegate reserve, you need to apply to the IMPACT course, which is held usually twice every year. We receive applications continuously and all applications that reach us by the time mentioned below as the deadline are considered for the next training.

Next IMPACT course open for applications

  • The IMPACT course that is now open for applications will be organized from the 13th to the 19th of March 2021.
  • The deadline for applications to the training is the 16th of October 2020 at 4 PM.
  • Training fee: 140 euros, 20 euros discount for Finnish Red Cross members
  • Venue: Nynäs training centre, Heinola, Finland
  • Please note that the training is very intensive and requires full-time participation from all participants.
  • Participants are also required to complete an online self-study course of general orientation to the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement prior to the training. The self-study course will take approximately 20 hours to complete.

Instructions for applying

The selection of IMPACT participants is done based on the applications. Therefore, the applicants should invest time and effort in carefully filling in the full application form.

When considering applying, we advise you to follow the steps below:

1. Please familiarize yourself with general information and the selection criteria that are available in English, Finnish and Swedish. Make sure that you fulfill the minimum requirements for participating in the IMPACT.

If you do not yet fulfill the minimum requirements, please develop your relevant skills and knowledge and apply later.

2. To apply, please register in our HR Database REST. The guide for registration is attached below.

3. Please fill in your data to the application form in REST. You do not have to fill in all your data in one session. You can get back to it and update it any time before the deadline. 

Filling in the application form is time consuming. Applicants are strongly advised to start it well in advance before the deadline. 

Your education, work and volunteering background must be available in the application form itself. Please describe especially your skills and knowledge and how they are linked to your background. 

While filling in your work experience, please pay attention to main duties section and tell us what your responsibilities are/were in each position. Depending on your field of work, your technical expertise and hands-on skills should be presented clearly in your application. 

Only include your most relevant certificates (educational degrees, professional and language) as attachments. If your field of work includes relevant publications, samples of work or portfolio, please make sure that they are available in the application. 

The importance of the motivation letter is significant. Please follow the motivation letter instructions given in the application form.

4. After filling in your application, remember to select "Apply" to International Mobilization and Preparation for ACTion (IMPACT) training.

Please note that the profiles filled in the system that do not complete this step are not considered in the selection process of the training participants.

In case you are not selected to the training and you wish to apply again, you can update your application in REST and submit the updated version by selecting “Apply” for the following training.


Application period for the course is 1.1.-31.3.2016. To apply, please register your application vias our HR Database REST (after filling in your application, please remember click "Apply" to the Basic Training Course for Youth Delegates) - See more at: