International youth activities

Lotta Kauppi
Kuvaaja: Lotta Kauppi
"Nuorisodelegaattikurssilaisia Nynäsissä 2014"
Kuvaaja: KRCS
"Nuorisoleiri Kisumussa, Länsi-Keniassa. "
Senja Multala
Kuvaaja: Senja Multala
"11th Asia-Pacific Youth Gathering Thaimaassa 2012"
"HUP:in nuorisotoiminnan kehittämisryhmäläiset Makedonian Punaisen Ristin Skopjen toimistolla keväällä 2014"

Young Finnish Red Cross volunteers are welcome to take part in international activities both in Finland and abroad.

International camps, training and events 

Finnish Red Cross youth volunteers can apply to take part in international camps, trainings and other events organized by other Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. Common themes of the international youth camps in the recent years have been the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, international humanitarian law, first aid and disaster preparedness. 

All Finnish Red Cross volunteers are welcome to apply to camps, trainings and events; qualifications such as age, language skills and volunteer experience vary and depend on the host National Society, location and the theme of the event.

Districts’ youth coordinators inform youth volunteers in their regions about the international opportunities and application processes. You will get the latest information also by following our news and the Finnish Red Cross Youth Facebook site.

Cooperation between youth groups

Finnish Red Cross youth groups can organize international projects independently in cooperation with other youth groups, branches and districts. Youth volunteers are encouraged to plan projects that strengthen existing domestic activities and enable sharing information and best practices through the international networks within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Methods used can be such as trainings, workshops, field trips and role plays.

Youth groups may apply for funding for projects from Folke Bernadotte memorial fund. The application rounds take place in the fall. Instructions for applying for funding (in Finnish) are attached at the bottom of this page.

Youth delegate training and missions

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 and 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.

Please read more about the training and how to apply to it here.