Metsälä Detention Centre Visits group are looking for new volunteers

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Torstai, lokakuu 5, 2017 - 09:15
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Niittylänpolku 10, 00620, Helsinki
Niittylänpolku 10, 00620, Helsinki
Metsälä Detention Centre Visits group are looking for new volunteers.The Center is a closed facility where asylum seekers may be held up to 12 months before deportation.
During the visits we offer social support to the detainees. It means that the visiting volunteers listen to the detainees’ stories (often heartbreaking), chat with them, and maybe play some board games. If volunteers are willing, short workshops or performances for the detainees can be offered during the visit. 
  • Age 21 or older
  • Willingness to commit to the principles of Red Cross
  • Commitment to visit the DC at least 20 times the first year (the visits are every Thursday at 6-8 pm)
  • Sufficient mental and physical health
  • Volunteering experience is an advantage, open-mindedness a must
  • Language skills (in addition to English) such as Arabic, French, Spanish, German, or Russian are appreciated. Finnish is not required.
Any skill that can be shared with the detainees during a visit, whether it’s singing or juggling, is also useful but not necessary.
The next training will take place in Helsinki on October 27-28 (Friday 4:30 - 8 pm and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm). The working language of the group is English, and all communication, training and materials will be in English.
Please send a short email of who you are, and we’ll send you an application form to fill in. Selected candidates will be interviewed before the training (date TBC). 
Please contact us by October 5, 2017, at
With warm regards,
The Detention Centre Visits Group Coordinator
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Niittylänpolku 10, 00620, Helsinki