Resident and non-profit activities
Residents can influence common issues, volunteer and help to create city culture through a variety of associations and societies.
The activities of neighbourhood associations can be reviewed on the neighbourhood pages Kaupunginosat.net maintained by Helsinki Neighbourhoods Association Helka.
Sports clubs categorized by type of activity
Finnish Sports Federation on organized sports activities
City of Helsinki support for youth organizations
Finnish Red Cross
Children of the Station (Aseman lapset)
Organizations for the disabled
Allotment garden associations are responsible for allotment garden activities in Helsinki.
DODO Ry is an association that promotes urban gardening.
Volunteers are recruited by the City of Helsinki Department of Social Services and Health Care among other City agencies. Volunteers are needed, for example, as Cultural Pals. Help for potential volunteers to get started are provided by volunteering coordinators.