KYLAKATU 140, 15700, LAHTI, Finland - +358447722841

description of organisation

Sylvia-koti yhdistys is a non-profit association offering social services for people with special needs in five different units including the Sylvia-koti special school in Lahti region southern Finland. The other units are: Tapola Community, Myllylähde Community, Kaupunkikylä and Rautakannas-koti. All the units of the association are members of the international Camphill movement. The aim of the Camphill communities is to offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs to live, learn and work with others in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect. In the different communities we offer a range of accommodation styles from little flats to community homes to suit individual needs of people with special needs. We focus on supporting and enabling people through community life. Our target groups are children, young adults, adults and senior citizen with special needs. Along with accommodation services we offer diverse activities in different workshops like farming, gardening, working with food, weaving, household and many-sided craft and artistic workshops.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

  • Refugees
  • Health problems
  • Disability

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Myllylähde-yhteisö (Myllylähde Community)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Apr 2019 to Apr 2019
01/04/2019 - 30/04/2019
03/01/2016 closed

This organisation holds a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label. The Quality Label certifies that the organisation is able to run projects in compliance with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC: 939815056 OID: E10113846
Last updated on 05/10/21

Organisation topics

Health and wellbeing

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries