Would you like to be a support person for a person with a disability?

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Join our support person activities and offer a person with a disability an opportunity to participate in meaningful leisure activities with you. Sign up for our support person training to learn more.

Would you like to donate about 10 hours of your spare time each month to a good cause? Support persons receive compensation for their work. We are looking for support persons for our clients in Espoo and Helsinki.

You have to be 16 or older to become a support person. Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is not required as we will give you training.

Support person training

Our training events provide information on intellectual disabilities and what it is like to be a support person. You are not obliged to become a support person even if you attend the training event. Our training sessions are held in Finnish.

Support person training consists of two 90-minute sessions.

  • Wednesday 21 September 2022, 17:00–18:30
  • Wednesday 28 September 2022, 17:00–18:30

Sign up(external link) by 18 September 2022.

We will organise the training sessions remotely through Teams. All participants will receive a Teams link by email on the day before the event. You will need the Teams application to participate or, alternatively, you can join the meeting without a Teams account (further instructions are available here(external link)).

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Support persons who speak different languages are needed

We also need support persons who speak other languages. You can contact Disability Services in Finnish, Swedish or English. Sign up as a support person(external link).

Do you have questions? Contact us!

  • Espoo: vammaispalvelut.tukihenkilo@espoo.fi
  • Helsinki: vammaistyo.tukihenkilo@hel.fi