A woman dressed in the Red Cross red vest standing in an autumn view with a collection box in her hand.

Volunteer activities and trainings for companies

Photo: Emilia Kangasluoma / Suomen Punainen Risti

Volunteering at the Finnish Red Cross is an excellent way of increasing community spirit among staff, having work feel more meaningful and making the world a better place.

At the same time, you are communicating about your values and building well-being in a concrete way. Employee volunteer activities are rewarding and versatile.

Let’s find the best ways for your company to help. Please contact us by email at yritykset@redcross.fi or call +358 (0)20 701 2000 (Mon–Fri 8.30 am–4.00 pm)

Volunteer activities for companies

The Hunger Day collection is best known for the volunteer box collectors wearing red vests in the streets. Have you seen how happy they are to help and work together?

The Hunger Day box collection will hit the streets in Finland on 26–28 September 2024. You can volunteer conveniently in your own home town. Come and join us!

Find a Hunger Day event in your location

You can also set up an online collection for your company and invite members of staff, stakeholders and customers to help.

Set up your own online fundraiser

Donations of goods or clothing support the aid work of the Red Cross.

You can organise a collection of goods or clothing at your company and agree on the retrieval of products with the Red Cross Kontti department stores.

See the contact information for Kontti stores

Two thirds of Kontti’s profit is directed to aid operations in Finland and one third to the Disaster Relief Fund providing aid in sudden crises and accidents in Finland and around the world. Some of the donated clothing are sent to crisis areas.

The Kilometrikisa challenge is a free cycling competition open for everyone encouraging people to cycle in their everyday lives. The summer challenge runs from the beginning of May to the end of September, and winter cyclists collect kilometres during January and February. 

Groups of both colleagues and friends can join the Finnish Red Cross Ketjureaktio collection when taking part in the challenge.

For every 25 kilometres cycled, your company or team donates one euro. At the same time, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by about 4 kg.

The more you cycle, the more your physical condition improves and you support the international aid work of the Red Cross. Donations help people prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Go to the Kilometrikisa website and sign up your team (in Finnish)

VeriRyhmä means a group of people who regularly donate blood. Anyone can establish such a group consisting e.g. of colleagues, leisure group members or friends. For example, five donors can help up to 15 patients at a time. In the group, both help and the joy of helping multiply!

Establish a VeriRyhmä group

Does your workplace allow you to donate blood during working hours? The Blood Service’s workplace certificate is a concrete way of helping patients and demonstrating social responsibility.

By allowing employees to donate blood during working hours, workplaces are issued with an electronic certificate e.g. to display on their website.

The workplace certificate means that both companies and their employees are able to get involved in helping patients.

Read more about the Donate blood during working hours certificate


Your company’s staff are warmly welcome to participate in our useful trainings and join the extensive Finnish Red Cross volunteer reserve. An employer can also allow a helper who has undergone training to participate in volunteer activities during their working hours.  

You can get to know the volunteering opportunities and trainings offered by the Finnish Red Cross here.

First aid training is a part of a company's occupational safety and health. In addition to learning first aid skills, the training helps prevent accidents in the working community. The trainings are tailored to meet the company's needs.

Learn more about first aid training