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Volunteer Assignments


Nyyti’s group chat is a place where people discuss topics related to students’ lives and daily encounters. As a chat counselor, the main task – apart from providing peer support – is to keep things flowing; activate the discussion, introduce new or different points of view to the participants and to maintain an open, anti-oppressive and welcoming atmosphere. You can do the work remotely from anywhere in Finland (or abroad if you wish, e.g. if you go on an exchange). Each chat is usually done by two volunteers, or a volunteer and a Nyyti employee. Chat counselors receive an hour long training before starting their work, and have continuous check-ups with Nyyti’s employees while active.

Produce a podcast

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to produce a podcast?

Nyyti’s volunteers can produce their own episodes in our podcast series NyytiCast  – also in English! There are comprehensive instructions for creating your own episode, and we also offer sparring for the script and, if necessary, help with any technicalities. If you have some understanding of Finnish, you may listen to the first volunteer produced episode #40: The Importance of Social Needs.

Share your everyday life on our Instagram

As a volunteer, you can take over our Instagram account @nyytiry for a week. During your takeover, you get to share pictures and feelings about your daily life as a student as well as speak on topics of your choosing about mental well-being. Our volunteers’ posts can be found on our Instagram under #NyytinVapari #NyytiVolunteer

During your takeover, you can also organize interactive activities with other volunteers and/or Nyyti’s employees, like by doing a video or live broadcasts. You can also participate as a guest on Nyyti’s IG- streamshow NyytiTalk goes Instagram or make Reels (TikTok-like videos).

Take a stand on our blog

Would you like to share your thoughts and insights on how students’ mental health and general well-being could be improved? Our blog Mielellä on väliä! (Mind matters) talks about everything related to students’ welfare, takes a stand on issues, and encourages further discussion. Check out our blog here.

Share your Story

Want to share a story about something that touches you personally? You can write a story about your thoughts and experiences in life. You can discuss, for example, what gives you joy or strength. You can also talk about how you have found ways to overcome challenges you’ve encountered as a student. By sharing your story, you can empower others and help others make realizations about their own lives. We publish these stories on our website and social media channels. To share your story, go here.

Students Mental Health Day

Nyyti’s volunteers have the opportunity to arrange either live or online events on their campus in connection to Student Mental Health Day and it’s campaign. This year the day is on April 19th 2023, and the ensuing campaign is during week 16. If you would be interested in this type of project, please contact our volunteer specialist directly.