VOLUNTEER WORK

Happy volunteers
Photo: Provinssi / Maiju Pohjolainen

As a volunteer, you’re a significant part of making Provinssi a working, successful festival – a part of the leading forces! You get to have a look in the sidelines, gather great work experience, meet new people and all in all enjoy a unique experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

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Volunteers working
Photo: Provinssi / Anna-Kaisa Kaplas

 

GOOD TO KNOW

The volunteering for Provinssi will take place in the beautiful area of Törnävänsaari, and it will be led by the guidance and instructions of the supervisor of the workstation. A sense of humor, the ability to dive into all kinds of situations and a dash of both physical and mental strength are all helpful traits when working as a volunteer. Special skills aren’t required for volunteering, but feel free to tell us in the application form if you happen to have any – they might come in handy! The most important thing is that you have a good attitude and you’re ready to embrace the best experience of your summer.

Volunteering is possible before, during and after the festival. The volunteers working either before or after the festival will work for three (3) days, which means they get three (3) free days off during the festival. Volunteers working during the festival will work for two (2) days, which means they get one (1) free day off at the festival. Nothing prevents you from volunteering for all three (3) days of the festival if you want to! The volunteers working during the building of the festival are more than welcome to work for more than three (3) days if they want to.
Please let us know in the application form if you want to work extra time!

As a volunteer, you can request for both the place and the time you’ll be working at. We aim to fulfill all the requests as well as possible, but there are a lot of applicants, so unfortunately all of the requests can’t possibly be met. We hope for mutual flexibility on both your side and ours on this matter, so that we can reach the best possible outcome. There will surely be questions considering volunteering, and we’re more than happy to answer them when sent to the e-mail address work(at)provinssi.fi. Be sure to check this page for the answer first though, someone else might have had the same question as you!
The volunteer e-mail tends to get very full the closer we get to the festival, so we recommend you to contact us with possible questions as soon as you think of any.
The search for volunteers will end on the 1st of June of 2017.

 

VOLUNTEERING AS A MINOR

You can volunteer before you’re 18 years old as long as you’ve turned 15 before the beginning of the festival. We’d love to offer volunteer work to everyone who’s interested, but unfortunately we won’t be able to do so. Especially some minors will sadly be left without a volunteer spot due to the majority of them requiring being an adult by law (such as working with alcohol or in security related tasks. Remember to ask for your parents’ permission if you apply to volunteer as a minor!

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WHAT DO YOU GET AS A VOLUNTEER?

As a volunteer for the festival, you won’t get paid in the traditional sense. As a volunteer for Provinssi, you’ll get the full, amazing festival experience! Being a volunteer will give you great work experience, and you’ll get a work certificate after the festival.

 

Food and drinks

As a volunteer, you will be provided with food during the days of your volunteer shifts. There will be water, juice, coffee and tea available throughout the whole festival for free. You also have the possibility to buy snacks from the staff-canteen.

 

A work t-shirt

You’ll receive a Provinssi work t-shirt that should be worn while working your shifts as a volunteer. You also get to keep the shirt after the festival. Drinking alcohol or being seen intoxicated while wearing the work t-shirt is strictly forbidden. Please make sure you only wear the t-shirt while working your shifts!

 

Accommodation

When volunteering and arriving from over 30 km away, we will provide accommodation mainly for the time between the 29th of June and July 2nd if wanted. The accommodation options are either a place for a tent in the campsite or school accommodation, and both can be booked through the volunteer application form. You will need your own tent for the campsite accommodation, the location of which will be announced later in the spring. We also recommend sharing tents with friends if you choose the campsite accommodation. The school accommodation includes a mattress, but make sure you bring your own sheets / a sleeping bag and a pillow. Sleeping next to your friend is almost always possible as long as you remember to tell us their name in the “Additional information” section of the application form.

 

APPLYING TO BE A VOLUNTEER

You can apply to be a volunteer by clicking on the link located at the start of this page and filling out the form. Remember to fill out the form even if you’ve already contacted us via e-mail telling us you’re interested in volunteering!

 

BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

The specific details about what area the volunteers be working in will be revealed during the spring. It depends on the amount of applicants, and it’s possible we won’t be able to provide said information before the beginning of the summer. We hope applicants understand this and keep a patient mind. Each workstation supervisor will contact the accepted volunteers and fill them in about the job description and schedules before the festival. Please feel free to ask your work station supervisor more specific questions about your shifts at this point of the process! All accepted volunteers will also receive an e-mail before the festival with all the important information about volunteering in general. All other official information will be distributed via e-mail from work(at)provinssi.fi.

Volunteers working
Photo: Provinssi / Anna-Kaisa Kaplas


Commitment

Volunteers are the driving force of Provinssi, and the festival simply couldn’t happen without them. It’s the volunteers that truly make Provinssi a genuine celebration of the people. That’s why we hope that all people applying to volunteer are also ready to commit to working at Provinssi. If for some reason you can’t participate in the volunteering position you’ve been signed up to, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing us to work(at)provinssi.fi.
The list of people accepted to work for Provinssi as part-time security guards (meaning the people who will work as security guards without a security guard license) will be sent to the police station to get approval on the 1st of June 2017 at 12.00 p.m. If you are accepted as a security guard in this position and can’t make it after all, please inform us before said time. If you have to cancel after that without a valid reason, we will have to charge you the commission fee for the temporary license (25 €). If you don’t have a valid reason for cancelling, you can compensate said 25 € by getting someone to volunteer instead of you by the 9th of June.

Any questions about volunteering? Contact us by e-mail: work(at)provinssi.fi!

 

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