The day of the event was very cold and it was snowing also for a while and since it was an outdoor event, the weather wasn't so appealing to attract more international volunteers. There were more local volunteers but our ESN-delegation had fun together collecting trash and three hours went by quickly! It was really easy for us ESNers to jump into an existing event that was well organised, all we needed to do was promote the event and show up. The official Facebook-event was sadly only in Finnish and Swedish so international students would not be aware of this type of volunteering opportunity without ESN promoting it and after this event local ESN sections will be looking into more possibilities to co-operate with the organisers!
ESN Uni Turku
Date of the event:
Saturday, 4 May, 2019 - 12:00 to 15:00
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Description of the event:
Volunteers were gathered to clean a beach in the Ruissalo island of Turku as part of Clean beach-campaign. The event was organised by a local organisation and we promoted the event to international students and had our own "ESN-delegation" participating.
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How did they contribute to the event:
Siistibiitsi was the main organiser of the event and they provided the volunteers with vests, plastic bags, gloves and "trash-pickers". They also served lunch for the volunteers during the event. ESN Uni Turku promoted their Facebook event and gathered an "ESN-delegation" to participate with the local volunteers.
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