Youth Volunteers Programme

A organization based in Finland that focuses on social work service projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Also known as: Etvo

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Projects run 2 to 12 months. Training and selection takes place in Finland.


Volunteers must be 18 years old and currently residing in Finland (but not necessarily citizens). Priority is given to individuals who have had some experience living abroad.

Financial Arrangements

There are no fees for the program, but applicants are expected to meet all their travel and living costs.

Contact Information

Web Site:


Finnish Volunteer Programme (Etvo)
Service Centre for Development Co-operation (Kepa)
Sörnäisten rantatie 25
00500 Helsinki

Phone: 358-9-584 23250

Fax: 358-9-584 23200

Registration / Application

Refer to the YVP web site, which is Finnish.


Advisors sent on field projects: 60 in 2000.

Regional Activitiy: Youth Volunteers Programme currently has projects in 10 countries in 4 Regions (Africa: 2, Asia: 2, South America: 3, Southeast Asia: 3)


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