Apply to join the HYY154 Anniversary team!


Do you want to be involved in organising the most marvellous event of the autumn? Apply to join the HYY154 Anniversary team!

The 154th Anniversary of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki will be held in the Old Student House on Saturday 26 November 2022.

Organising this event would not be possible without an amazing Anniversary team for which we are now looking for volunteers! As an Anniversary team member, you will get to be a part of the events of the Anniversary weekend for free, gain experience of event production and, of course, work in a great group of people. The entire group will be rewarded with an appreciation evening after the Anniversary!

There are numerous duties available, and we need multi-skilled students to realise different parts of the celebration. We are looking for motivated people with initiative and, first and foremost, enthusiasm.

All HYY’s members may apply to become a member of the Anniversary team. The team will be selected based on applications and interviews. The application process and the volunteer work itself may be completed in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Do you want to join? Fill in the application form below by 11.59 pm on 19 October. The form opens on 7 Oct at 2 pm. In your application, please tell us which position/team you are primarily and secondarily applying for. We will begin processing the applications and holding interviews already during the application period! Times for the interviews will be agreed individually with each applicant.


Communication team (2 positions)

The communication team is responsible for planning and realising the social media communication of the Anniversary on HYY’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, both before and during the party. We hope that members of the communication team are able to use social media channels creatively as well as have talent for communication and the ability to write interesting and witty posts. The duties of the communication team will begin right after selection and continue until the Anniversary. We thus expect applicants to commit themselves to the position.

Song masters (2 positions)

The song masters are responsible for hosting the dinner party. In the position, you will have a key role in creating the atmosphere of the party. As a song master, you will also get to participate in selecting the songs sung at the dinner party. The greatest effort of the song masters takes place on the day of the Anniversary, but some advance work is also required.

Heralds (6-8 positions)

As a herald, you will get to participate in the arrangements of the Anniversary in many different ways. Before the party itself— especially during the day of the Anniversary —the heralds will assist the producers and the Anniversary team in various duties. At the party itself, the heralds’ duty is to guide the Anniversary guests, for instance. The heralds’ position requires you to take initiative and behave in a dignified manner during the entire event. Those selected for the position will receive instructions and training on acting as a herald.

Programme & decorations team (2-3 positions)

The programme team is responsible for the arrangements of HYY’s Anniversary programme. As a member of the programme team, you should have ideas and enthusiasm for organising the entire Student Union’s collective birthday party, including decorations and the overall atmosphere. When applying for this team, experience of event organisation, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to manage large issues are considered as advantages. There will be much to come up with and realise, from major policies to small, practical issues.


Did any of these positions pique your interest? If so, apply now!

Further information

Pia Blomstén
Producer of the Anniversary