Finnish Red Cross youth delegate training

Kirsi Översti
Kuvaaja: Kirsi Översti
"Youth Delegate Training 2017"

Finnish Red Cross organizes annually a Basic Training Course for Youth Delegates. After completing the training, the participants join the Finnish Red Cross youth delegate reserve.

The youth delegate training provides the participants with a deeper understanding on the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement and volunteering and youth activities within the RCRC Movement. The training develops the participants’ understanding on the youth delegate’s leadership role within the Finnish Red Cross and their competencies for working abroad as a youth delegate.

Trained youth delegates play an important role in the Finnish Red Cross domestic programming and organizational development. Youth delegates volunteer in diverse domestic activities, focusing on organizing activities, leading volunteer groups and branches, as well as developing the organization and its programming.

Youth delegates can apply to participate in international camps, trainings and events representing the Finnish Red Cross. Youth delegates also have an opportunity to apply for open youth delegate positions abroad. International youth delegate missions focus usually on supporting the organizational development of our sister Red Cross or Red Crescent National Societies, especially in what comes to volunteering and youth activities. Please note that we cannot guarantee a youth delegate mission to all trained youth delegates.

You are eligible to apply to the Basic Training Course for Youth Delegates, if you are

·          between 18 and 28 years of age

·          speak fluent English

·          have some volunteering experience

Previous experience in volunteering within the Finnish Red Cross and other languages than English are considered an advantage.

Participation to the training is free of charge. The language used in the training is English.

The next course will be held in the Finnish Red Cross training center in Heinola the 19th to the 23rd of May 2018.

The training is open for applications starting from the 1st of January 2018. The deadline for applications is the 15th of March 2018 at 4 pm.

To apply, please create a user account in our HR Database REST (or login with an existing account). Fill in or update your data into your account. Please keep in mind that the application form is your CV. Please put an effort into writing your application and pay attention especially to the motivation letter. 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. After filling in your application, remember to select "Apply" to "Basic Training Course for Youth Delegates".

For more information, please contact Training Coordinator Kaisa Kannuksela, kaisa.kannuksela@redcross.fi, Tel: 040 163 9995 or Training Assistant Mikael Lehtinen, mikael.lehtinen@redcross.fi , Tel: 040 834 0916.