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JKKYVAP Voluntary Work 1–3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Common Core Studies / JKK
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the voluntary work course, the student is capable of
-using the know-how learned in voluntary work in his/her job
-describing and estimating one's own strengths as well as areas that still need to be developed when one is active in a working environment

General description

Voluntary work accepted in this course is such work in one’s own field that supports the accumulation of knowledge in the degree programme. For example, voluntary work can be participation in activities organised by a municipality or an association, such as participation in homework clubs for multilingual children or children with immigrant backgrounds, or activities that are aimed at helping immigrants integrate into society.

The student seeks voluntary work opportunities on his/her own. Before starting the work, the student must make an agreement on the voluntary work with the head of study services of the faculty and the party providing the voluntary work opportunity.


Elina Kangastupa, Contact person
Aino Nordling, Contact person
Tellervo Helenius, Contact person



Evaluation criteria

The free-form report should be 2-4 pages in length and include the following information:

-a description of the place where the voluntary work was undertaken, work tasks, the duration of the voluntary working agreement and the time spent on the tasks within that period

-how the student's studies are associated with the voluntary work and how the work fits in with the study attainments the student has previously completed

-the student's own professional and career plans and how they are connected to the voluntary work

-the student's success in reaching the learning outcomes: How well did you succeed? What areas do you still need to develop? How would you reflect upon your learning in the voluntary work environment?