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Finnish red cross youth activities

Finnish Red Cross Youth Activities


Youth activity in the frc

Youth activity in the FRC

  • Based on values and principles of the organization

  • Aim is a more tolerant and multicultural world

  • Core functions of the organization:

    • first aid and preparedness

    • health and security

    • international activity and

    • humanitarian values

  • Finnish Red Cross does not have it’s own association for the youth. Instead the youth work actively inside the FRC in cooperation with the ”adults”.


Educational aims

Educational aims

In the Red Cross children and youth will

grow to values that honour life and

diversity.

  • He/she is not afraid to speak up for good, he/she believes in actions of sympathy and to the power of presence

  • He/she has courage to help, speak up for people who are in need and to speak out – he/she has courage to be a human


Few facts

Fewfacts..

The Finnish Red Cross was founded in 1877

540 local branches, active in almost every Finnish town and village

95 000 members

45 000 volunteers take part in Red Cross work every year

7000 youth members (youth members are between 0-29 years)

Headquarters Organization, Volunteering and Youth Department, International Department

12 + 2 youth workers; one in every district + two at the HQ


Why do we need youth activity

Why do we need youth activity?

To spread information on the Red Cross principles and humanitarian action to the youth

To maintain and strengthen

the organizational structure

To offer youth a useful and meaningful hobby

To help youth in the most vulnerable position

To maintain the organization

for the next 130 years


Forms of youth activities in the frc

Forms of youth activities in the FRC

  • Clubs for kids

  • Youth Groups

  • Theme days and campaigns, short-term voluntary work

  • Friendshipactivities

  • International activities

  • Co-operation with schools

  • Camps

  • Other activities: youth magazine Spray, youth in governance


Reddie kids clubs

Reddie Kids Clubs

  • for 7-12 years old

  • lead by a trained youth leader

  • themes: Red Cross, first aid, and tolerance

  • These are organized in local branches


Youth groups

Youth Groups

  • for 13-29 years old

  • led by a trained youth leader

  • Action unit of the local branch

  • Participation in campaigns and theme days

Themes:

  • Red Cross, IHL

  • First aid and health promotion

  • Diversity and tolerance


Camps for children and youth

Camps for children and youth

  • Camps on different themes:

    • dissimilarity and tolerance

    • internationality

    • first aid

    • rescue service

  • Organized by local branches and districts

  • Participants also from other national societies


Youth friendship action

Youthfriendship action

  • Youth act as friends for otheryouth

  • Young adults as friends for elderlypeople

  • Short-termfriendship action

    • E.g. visitingretirementhomes

  • Cooperationwitheducationalinstitutions

  • Youth as beneficiaries for friendship action

    • E.g. emergencyyouthshelters


International activity

International activity

  • Groups of international activity

  • Camp exchange activity

  • Cooperation with other national societies

  • Projects in international activities and study trips

  • Youth delegate training

  • Organized mainly by headquarters and districts


Other activities

Other activities

  • Youth member magazine Spray

    • magazine for Red Cross youth members aged 13-29 years

    • written, illustrated and photographed by young Red Cross volunteers

    • Published in www.spray.fi once a month

  • Positions of trust and organizational participation

    • at branch and district levels, nationally, internationally

    • chair of national youthcomittee is vicepresident of the Finnish Red Cross

    • workinggroups for e.g. new national youthstrategy


Youth work

Youthwork

Emergency youth shelters

Help and support when things get difficult

For people under the age of 19 and their families

Many forms of support in building a future

Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Tampere and Turku.


Finnish red cross youth activities1

Finnish Red Cross Youth Activities


Youth activity in the frc1

Youth activity in the FRC

  • Based on values and principles of the organization

  • Aim is a more tolerant and multicultural world

  • Core functions of the organization:

    • first aid and preparedness

    • health and security

    • international activity and

    • humanitarian values

  • Finnish Red Cross does not have it’s own association for the youth. Instead the youth work actively inside the FRC in cooperation with the ”adults”.


Educational aims1

Educational aims

In the Red Cross children and youth will

grow to values that honour life and

diversity.

  • He/she is not afraid to speak up for good, he/she believes in actions of sympathy and to the power of presence

  • He/she has courage to help, speak up for people who are in need and to speak out – he/she has courage to be a human


Few facts1

Fewfacts..

  • The Finnish Red Cross was founded in 1877

  • 540 local branches, active in almost every Finnish town and village

  • 95 000 members

  • 45 000 volunteers take part in Red Cross work every year

  • 7000 youth members (youth members are between 0-29 years)

  • Headquarters Organization, Volunteering and Youth Department, International Department

  • 12 + 2 youth workers; one in every district + two at the HQ


Why do we need youth activity1

Why do we need youth activity?

  • To spread information on the Red Cross principles and humanitarian action to the youth

  • To maintain and strengthen

    the organizational structure

  • To offer youth a useful and meaningful hobby

  • To help youth in the most vulnerable position

  • To maintain the organization

    for the next 130 years


Forms of youth activities in the frc1

Forms of youth activities in the FRC

  • Clubs for kids

  • Youth Groups

  • Theme days and campaigns, short-term voluntary work

  • Friendshipactivities

  • International activities

  • Co-operation with schools

  • Camps

  • Other activities: youth magazine Spray, youth in governance


Reddie kids clubs1

for 7-12 years old

lead by a trained youth leader

themes: Red Cross, first aid, and tolerance

These are organized in local branches

Reddie Kids Clubs


Youth groups1

Youth Groups

  • for 13-29 years old

  • led by a trained youth leader

  • Action unit of the local branch

  • Participation in campaigns and theme days

Themes:

  • Red Cross, IHL

  • First aid and health promotion

  • Diversity and tolerance


Camps for children and youth1

Camps for children and youth

  • Camps on different themes:

    • dissimilarity and tolerance

    • internationality

    • first aid

    • rescue service

  • Organized by local branches and districts

  • Participants also from other national societies


Youth friendship action1

Youthfriendship action

  • Youth act as friends for otheryouth

  • Young adults as friends for elderlypeople

  • Short-termfriendship action

    • E.g. visitingretirementhomes

  • Cooperationwitheducationalinstitutions

  • Youth as beneficiaries for friendship action

    • E.g. emergencyyouthshelters


International activity1

International activity

  • Groups of international activity

  • Camp exchange activity

  • Cooperation with other national societies

  • Projects in international activities and study trips

  • Youth delegate training

  • Organized mainly by headquarters and districts


Other activities1

Other activities

  • Youth member magazine Spray

    • magazine for Red Cross youth members aged 13-29 years

    • written, illustrated and photographed by young Red Cross volunteers

    • Published in www.spray.fi once a month

  • Positions of trust and organizational participation

    • at branch and district levels, nationally, internationally

    • chair of national youthcomittee is vicepresident of the Finnish Red Cross

    • workinggroups for e.g. new national youthstrategy


Youth work1

Youthwork

  • Emergency youth shelters

  • Help and support when things get difficult

  • For people under the age of 19 and their families

  • Many forms of support in building a future

  • Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Tampere and Turku.


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