Volunteer Committee

Helga’s Volunteer Committee, or Helga Staff,  started in the autumn of 2021. The volunteers will support the Helga board in various practical arrangements. The tasks of the volunteer committee are divided on the basis of one’s own interests and expertise. As a member of Helga Staff, you get to practice e.g. organizing events and you get in touch with the student active’s tasks without committing to an association’s board. As a volunteer, you decide for yourself how much you want to commit and how much time you are willing to put into it.

Apply for volunteer committee

Anyone Helga’s member who is interested in integrating into student union activities, wants to gain experience in volunteering or increase their own community spirit at the university can apply to volunteer. 

The first volunteers began in August 2021 during orientation week. Tasks during the orientation week include e.g. putting coverall packages together, unpacking Helga’s new products, and helping new students on campuses. During Orientation Week, new students usually need help finding classrooms, their tutor, and their classmates. 

Volunteers will receive their own shirts with “Helga Staff” on the back and a special coverall patch which shows that you are a Helga volunteer. When you wear the volunteer shirt, you are ready to answer any questions students may have and represent Helga.  

As a Helga Staff member, you get to develop your own skills as well as learn new ones. Do you have an idea of something you would absolutely want to do in the Student Union? Volunteering is a new procedure in Helga so if you have any good ideas how to develop the concept we are more than willing to hear you out! 

As a Helga Volunteer, it is also possible to collect credits. The number of credits is determined by the number of hours you spend volunteering. 1 credit requires 27 hours. Credits are granted by the guidance council on the basis of a final report made you will write to Helga. Please send a report via email ohjaus@helga.fi. If you have any questions about the volunteer committee, you can send your questions to the same email.

 

Are you interested in volunteering? Apply now by filling out this form: Opku+ – Application for Student Union actives

 

Our recruitment is ongoing, so you can fill out the form right away. We go through the applications at least 4 times a year. 2 times in the spring semester and 2 times in the fall semester. Helga will conduct interviews to which all applicants will be invited. Selected volunteers will be trained.