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Alumni & Friends Volunteer Opportunities at Finlandia

Are you interested in volunteering for Finlandia? A number of university departments always welcome alumni, parents and friends who are willing to give some of their time. If any of the following opportunities seem a good fit for you, please contact the persons listed below to learn more and express your interest.

Admissions
The Admissions Department welcomes alumni volunteers to assist in the recruitment of future students. Volunteers may act as a contact and resource for high school guidance offices in their communities, speaking with interested students on behalf of the university and keeping the guidance office supplied with current recruiting materials. Taking it a step further, alumni volunteers could represent Finlandia at college fair events in geographic areas not typically covered by Admissions staff. In either case, volunteers would get training and be supplied with the appropriate materials.
     Contact: Kitti Loukus, Associate Director of Admissions
     (906) 487-7208/274
     kitti.loukus@finlandia.edu

Alumni Relations & Special Events
Volunteers are always needed to assist with Alumni events, both on and off of our campus. Click here to see a list of future events. If you would like to host an alumni event please contact the office of Alumni Relations.
     Contact: Cheryl Ries, Alumni Relations
     (906) 487-7317
      alumni@finlandia.edu

Communications Department
Responsible for the layout and publishing of the university's magazine, the Bridge, the Communications Deptartment can utilize volunteers for tasks associated with the production of the publication.
     Contact: Karin VanDyke, Vice President for University Relations
     (906) 487-7361
     karin.vandyke@finlandia.edu

Finnish-American Heritage Center & Archive
This community focal point offers a variety of interest areas for volunteers including: Artwork Assistant, Clothing/Textile Assistant, Exhibit Assistance, Family History Research Assistant, Library Assistant, Photography assistant, Public Relations/Community Outreach, Research Assistant, Sound & Light Technician, Special Events (usually held during evenings/weekends), and Webmaster.

Special skills needed include administrative support (i.e. database maintenance), Finnish and/or Swedish language fluency, graphic design/creative ability, sewing capabilities, sound and light knowledge, technical/computer abilities, and website development/maintenance skills.
     Contact: Jim Kurtti, Director , Finnish American Heritage Center
     (906) 487-7302
     james.kurtti@finlandia.edu

The Finnish American Reporter
The Finnish American Reporter has several opportunities for volunteers to become actively involved in the production, distribution and marketing of this monthly, English-language publication that includes new and information for people of Finnish heritage.
     Contact: Jim Kurtti, Editor, Finnish American Reporter
     (906) 487-7302
     editor@finnishamericanreporter.com