EUROPEADE 2017 – join us in creating the best event of the summer!

The first Finnish Europeade, the biggest folk culture event in Europe, will be organised in  Turku 26–30 July 2017.

We are expecting over 6,000 folk dancers, musicians and singers  from all European countries as well as a large number of visitors.

We are now looking for volunteers to build the best Europeade ever.

There’s something to do for everyone: from accommodation monitoring to programme-related tasks, and from guiding tours to distributing food.

What we expect from you:

  • a minimum age of 15 
  • a responsible attitude and initiative 
  • the ability to get along well with other people 
  • the preparedness to commit to achieving our shared goals 
  • availability on the designated dates and times and
  • preparedness  to participate in the training events to be held during the summer

Volunteers are sought for the following assignments: 

  • meal monitoring and assistance 
  • accommodation monitoring  
  • programme-related assignments 
  • guides for groups 
  • communication 
  • product sales 
  • transportation

For each group, we will try to find a guide who speaks the group’s native language.  We need people who speak Finnish, Swedish, English, Spanish, Flemish, Italian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Polish, French, Romanian, German, Slovene, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, and Estonian.

Volunteer trainings will be organised on Wednesday, 14 June and Monday, 24 July, from 5 to 8 pm. The location will be announced later.

All work is carried out on an unpaid volunteer basis. One volunteer shift usually lasts for six hours. We hope that you will be able to commit to several days. Full-time volunteers who put in at least 18 hours during the event will receive a volunteer shirt and meals during their shifts, as well as a free pass to all of the Europeade events which are subject to an entrance fee. If necessary, we can also offer accommodation at a school. A certificate can be written upon request for those participating in the training and volunteer work.

Fill in your volunteer registration form here by 15 May.

By submitting the form, you commit to participating in the volunteer training and the event, if you are chosen  for the assignment. We will contact all chosen volunteers by 1 June.

For further information, please contact:  Hilu Toivonen-Alastalo, coordinator, hilu.toivonen-alastalo( )

The invitation Europeade-volunteers_EN (pdf)