Join us as a volunteer Hunger Day collector

Photo: Marjaana Malkamäki / 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

Put on the red vest and join our group of helpers! The Hunger Day box collection will be organised 28.-30.9.2023. Join us as a volunteer.

You can also raise funds online from the beginning of September until the end of October. Collecting is fun and easy. 

More than 98%
of collectors say they would like to do it again

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 dress appropriately for the weather.

Find the nearest box collecction location

Or sign up as a volunteer street fundraiser throughout the year

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

  • Please be mindful of hand hygiene and wear a face mask, if you want to.
  • Observe the local coronavirus situation.
  • Please stay home if you are ill.

The Hunger Day box collection is organised in nearly all towns throughout Finland. You can participate in the collection in any location and for as long as you like. The practical arrangements of the collection vary by location.

Your nearest collection location

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. 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.

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.
Read more information about the age at which you can become a box collector


Anyone can become a box collector. However, for the safety and comfort of the collectors, we recommend the following

  • children of elementary school age (7–12-year-olds) always collect in the supervision of an adult
  • children of lower secondary school age (13–15-year-olds) may collect without adult supervision, preferably in pairs or groups
  • young people of upper secondary school age (aged 16 and older) may collect independently.

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

Become a Hunger Day digital fundraiser!

Ask about the Hunger Day collection