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Citizen Forum

Citizen Forum is a social advocacy organisation for volunteering and the only Finnish organisation that promotes the interests of all volunteers and organisations offering voluntary opportunities in Finland. We create conditions for increasing the volume and quality of volunteering opportunities. We improve the accessibility, diversity, innovativeness, and visibility of voluntary activities.

Volunteering is important because it has a positive effect on the well-being of people and society. Volunteering increases the possibilities to make a change and grows mutual trust.

Civic engagement is at the core of Citizen Forum’s work, and we organise both vibrant local activity and larger national events. The innovations of the future are co-created when volunteers, volunteering networks and organisations, cultures, and other sectors meet with each other. Join our membership!

Citizen Forum cooperates with the Finnish Parliament’s Support Group for Voluntary Work, the Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy (KANE) appointed by the Government, and the NGO sector to clarify the legislation and make volunteering more accessible.

Our media and campaign work aims at improving the visibility of voluntary activities in the national and local media. Our goal is to enhance the appreciation of volunteering in Finnish society. Get to know our campaigns and events: Volunteer Day, Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Fair.

Vision

Finland is the world’s best place for volunteering.

Mission

Citizen Forum is a social advocacy organisation for volunteering in Finland. We create conditions for increasing the volume and quality of volunteering opportunities. We improve the accessibility, diversity, innovativeness, and visibility of Finnish voluntary activities.

Volunteering is important because it has a positive effect on the well-being of people and society. Volunteering increases the possibilities to make a change and grows mutual trust.

Values

Responsibility – we keep our promises, evaluate the effects of our actions, and take responsibility for the things we say and do.

Courage – we are not afraid to experiment, create new ways of doing things, reform, and seize opportunities.

Transparency – we are honest, we share information, and make it easier to participate in our activities.

Doing together – we work with joy and in a communal way.

Equality – we provide equal opportunities to participate, value diversity, and intervene in discrimination.

On Vapaaehtoistyö.fi, you can search for voluntary tasks according to your own interests and the area where you live. As a Citizen Forum’s volunteer, you can help with events or participate as a writer for Webarena, social media writer, photographer, translator, volunteer mentor, volunteer ambassador, or in a task tailored for you.

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