Join friend volunteers

Joonas Brandt
Kuvaaja: Joonas Brandt

Over half of the Finnish population have suffered from loneliness . Social contacts are not self-evident for everyone, and anyone could end up alone. Would you like to join us in bringing delight into a lonely person’s everyday life?

The Red Cross acts as an intermediary between friend volunteers and those looking for human contact. As a volunteer friend, the only thing you have to do is to give some of your time.

The most important characteristic for a friend volunteer is the ability to listen and be there. You can spend time together by having a coffee, going outdoors or pursuing an interesting hobby. You can decide yourselves how you would like to meet. Friend activities create bonds across age and cultural boundaries, and the time spent together enriches the volunteer’s life as well. 

You are welcome

You can decide yourself whether you would like to participate in one-time or long-term projects.

Provide us with your contact information and we will contact you to tell more about friend activities in your area. We will give you an introduction course to the friend activities, and your local Red Cross branch will provide you with support and advice.

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Kimmo Holopainen

The Red Cross publishes the “Avun Maailma” member magazine as well as the “Apua” magazine targeted at monthly donors. Our other publications include the annual reports, the organisation’s rules and the legislation and Act guiding the operations of the Red Cross.

Jarkko Mikkonen

The Finnish Red Cross procures aid supplies for both national and international aid operations.

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