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Alumni & Friends Volunteer Opportunities at Finlandia

Are you interested in volunteering for Finlandia? A number of university departments always welcome alumni, parents and friends who are willing to give some of their time. If any of the following opportunities seem a good fit for you, please contact the persons listed below to learn more and express your interest.


The Admissions Department welcomes alumni volunteers to assist in the recruitment of future students. Volunteers may act as a contact and resource for high school guidance offices in their communities, speaking with interested students on behalf of the university and keeping the guidance office supplied with current recruiting materials. Taking it a step further, alumni volunteers could represent Finlandia at college fair events in geographic areas not typically covered by Admissions staff. In either case, volunteers would get training and be supplied with the appropriate materials.

Collin Saint-Onge, Director of Admissions
(906) 487-7260


Alumni are needed for Fall 2019 to mentor students as part of the Alumni Mentoring Program. Alumni from across the country and any age group are encouraged to participate. Mentors can expect to dedicate approximately one hour per month to their mentee. If you would like to be an alumni mentor please fill out this form to begin. 

Alumni Relations & Special Events

Volunteers are always needed to assist with Alumni events, both on and off of our campus. If you would like to host an alumni event please contact the office of Alumni Relations.

Alumni Relations
(906) 487-7317

Finnish-American Heritage Center & Archive

This community focal point offers a variety of interest areas for volunteers including: Artwork Assistant, Clothing/Textile Assistant, Exhibit Assistance, Family History Research Assistant, Library Assistant, Photography assistant, Public Relations/Community Outreach, Research Assistant, Sound & Light Technician, Special Events (usually held during evenings/weekends), and Webmaster.

Special skills needed include administrative support (i.e. database maintenance), Finnish and/or Swedish language fluency, graphic design/creative ability, sewing capabilities, sound and light knowledge, technical/computer abilities, and website development/maintenance skills.

Jim Kurtti, Director, Finnish American Heritage Center
(906) 487-7302

The Finnish American Reporter

The Finnish American Reporter has several opportunities for volunteers to become actively involved in the production, distribution and marketing of this monthly, English-language publication that includes new and information for people of Finnish heritage.

Jim Kurtti, Editor, Finnish American Reporter
(906) 487-7302

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