Support and companionship

This page brings together a range of support and activities offered by the city's volunteers and others to help you in different life situations. Our volunteers work alongside city employees to offer help and enrich everyday life in different ways.

For example, you can get a friend for cultural events or mediation help for disputes and criminal cases. For seniors, there is digital counselling and a wide range of volunteer activities in the service centres. Neighbourhood circles and residents' houses are examples of low-threshold community activities.

Families with children can enjoy grandparents' company at the City Museum and libraries. Kotoklubi Kaneli is a place to meet families with children and learn Finnish.

There is also a range of peer support and the chance to talk to people with experience.

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