Become a Hunger Day volunteer

Photo: Joonas Brandt / Suomen Punainen Risti

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?

You could be one of them 

The next Hunger Day box collection takes place between 22 and 24 September 2022. Put on the red vest and join our group of helpers!

Collecting is fun and easy. Please remember that you can also raise funds online from the beginning of September until the end of October. 

Questions and answers about box collecting

The Hunger Day box collection takes place between 22 and 24 September 2022. You will need to bring a photo ID and weather-appropriate clothing.

Please sign up in advance – in some towns, however, volunteering is possible without registering in advance.

You will only need to bring a photo ID and weather-appropriate clothing.

  • When collecting, wear a mask, keep a safe distance and take care of good hand hygiene.
  • Masks and hand sanitiser will be available at the collection point.
  • Do not approach potential donors too actively; let them come to you.
  • Be in contact with a donor only for a short period of time.
  • Where possible, collect donations outdoors.
  • Observe the local coronavirus situation.

You can choose for how long and where you wish to collect. You can volunteer for all three box collection days or even for just 30 minutes.

The best places to collect are areas where people are out and about. You can also pick up the box on your way to work and ask your colleagues whether they would like to donate to Hunger Day.

In addition to box collecting, you can collect donations online. The easiest way to participate in Hunger Day is to become a Hunger Day digital fundraiser.

Anyone can become a box collector. Primary school-aged children must be joined by a sufficient number of adults to be in charge of the boxes and children. Hobby groups, groups of colleagues and school classes can also participate.

A box collector does not need to be a member or volunteer of the Red Cross; anyone who wants to help by providing their time can join in.

Anyone can become a box collector. Primary school-aged children must be joined by a sufficient number of adults to be in charge of the boxes and children. Upper stage comprehensive school students can go and collect together as a group. Hobby groups, school classes or sports clubs can also pick up a box or few and collect together.

The easiest way to participate in Hunger Day is to collect donations online and in social media.

Become a Hunger Day digital fundraiser!

Become a Hunger Day digital fundraiser
Become a Hunger Day digital fundraiser
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