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Linda | online volunteering for Finnish Refugee Council

After the SPIDI international activity, Linda, the participant from Finland (who currently lives in Hungary), decided to look up for volunteering opportunities in organisations that work with refugees.

Her quest to find an organisation led her to her home country Finland where she came across an NGO called Finnish Refugee Council. The non-governmental organisation was searching for volunteers to help refugees and migrants build a new life in Finland.

Because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, all meetings are taking place online, so Linda is helping the Finnish Refugee Council as a digital volunteer. She supports refugees with learning Finish, studying, and finding a job.

Her future plans are to continue with digital volunteering and be part of the community which aims to develop online volunteering and other advocacy activities for Finnish Refugee Council.

Linda was one of the participants of the Sporting Inclusion and Diversity international activity, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, in August, and funded by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation.