Porvoon ankkuri

Porvoon ankkuri is an activity center for long-term unemployed individuals, youth without education or employment, immigrants, or those otherwise in need of support in their daily lives.

  • Rehabilitative work activities
  • Social rehabilitation
  • Work trials
  • Employment with wage subsidies

Life management and peer support

The unit offers various activity groups. Individual counseling is also available when needed.

All services in the unit are available in Finnish, Swedish, English, and Russian. Additionally, interpretation services can be arranged if needed.


Päivi Valkoniemi

Unit Supervisor

Transparent Button Rehabilitative work activities

At its best, rehabilitative work activities can serve as a pathway to employment or further studies. Various daily tasks enable exploration of different fields.

Come join us, and together we'll plan a path that suits your life

All participants in work activities undergo an assessment of their life situation, work capacity, and skills, and a plan of action and goals is drawn up. The plan outlines the individual’s rehabilitation path comprehensively. The progress of the plan is regularly monitored and adjusted according to needs.

The content of work activities is tailored to the participant’s work and functional capacity. The need for adjustments to the individual work plan is continuously assessed based on the participant’s functional capacity, goals, and preferences. Tasks are customized on an individual basis. The main objective is vocational rehabilitation and planning for possible further paths.

Work activities provide structure to everyday life

Work activities supports better daily life and self-management. Work activities establish a regular daily rhythm and support sobriety.

Rehabilitative work activities consist of various elements tailored to each participant’s needs. Each client has their own personal instructor with whom the program is developed. The content of the activities is largely based on actual work tasks. This is complemented by individual and group guidance, peer support, and various activities. All participants in rehabilitative work activities also have the opportunity for individual discussions with their instructor and to participate in the groups organized at Ankkuri.

The WANHAKIERTO – FINAFYND recycling store and the NOARK CAFÉ grill/lunch café serve as training places for participants in work activities and also enable the creation of further paths. Introductory visits are possible!

Participants engage in rehabilitative work activities in 3-month periods. Work hours are 1-3 days per week, with a minimum of 4 hours per day. Work activity hours are from 9 am to 1 pm.

Daily schedule

09.00 – 10.00

09.30 – 10.00
optional morning briefing

09.30 – 10.30
opportunity for individual discussions

10.30 – 12.30
activity groups or small everyday tasks

12.30 – 13.00
self-funded lunch (5.10 EUR) or products from Noark Café, or bring your own snacks

9.00 – 10.00

9.30 – 10.00

9.30 – 10.30

10.30 – 12.30

12.30 – 13.00


optional morning briefing

opportunity for individual discussions

activity groups or small everyday tasks

self-funded lunch (5.10 EUR) or products from Noark Café, or bring your own snacks

Various work tasks

  • maintaining own properties
  • making coffee and tea
  • arranging products on display
  • setting up breakfast
  • preparing lunch
  • doing the dishes
  • assisting with customer service and cashier duties
  • various transportation tasks
  • photography / videography
  • content creation for social media
  • creating advertisements for the store and café
  • small handicraft products
  • soil cultivation, planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing, harvesting, etc.
  • surface renovations
  • daily cleaning and laundry care

Various tasks in the recycling store

  • customer service in the store and cashier work
  • pricing of goods in the recycling store
  • pick-up and delivery of store merchandise
  • sorting of donated items (dishes, clothes, decorative items, etc.)
  • cleaning and laundry service for the store
  • window and store decoration
  • arrangement of products on display

Contact us

Sofia Aho

Head Supervisor

Transparent Button Recycling store Wanhakierto

Welcome to an environmentally friendly and affordable shopping trip filled with good vibes.

In our recycling stores, we sell high-quality furniture, clothes, shoes, household textiles, and miscellaneous items.

The proceeds are used to support Samaria’s operations.

We sell sports equipment at affordable prices

Our selection covers numerous different sports equipment and gear, all at very affordable prices. Come and check out our range! You can bring in your old skates as trade-ins, and we’ll offer compensation of 2-3 euros depending on their condition.

We also provide affordable skate sharpening services:

Skate sharpening: 7€ per pair, women’s skates: 8€.

We gratefully accept donations

We accept donations of good-quality furniture, clothing (including shoes, accessories, and bags), household textiles, and small items.


Opening Hours

Mon – Fri

10.00 – 17.00

Transparent Button Noark Café

Welcome to our cozy lunch/grill café in Porvoo Tarmola.

  • Grill and coffee treats
  • Lunch buffet (homemade food) Mon-Fri from 11am to 1pm, price 9.90
  • Coffee card, sixth coffee free with a doughnut
  • Lunch card, every 10th lunch free
  • Cabin for rent

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri                 10.00 – 15.00


Sofia Aho

Head Supervisor

Transparent Button Arkki study path

Through creative and motivating studies, a new opportunity arises

What? Learning by completing parts of vocational qualifications through practical experience, rehabilitation work activities, work trials, or supported employment.

How? Learning takes place in a practical and holistic manner with comprehensive life skills support.

Where? It’s not a separate project but a bonus card for work activities aimed at integrating into the normal operations of Samaria units.

The acquired skills are assessed through demonstrations, after which a certificate of completion for the respective qualification part or the entire qualification is awarded.

There are no separate application periods; participation is ongoing based on availability. The training program is tailored individually according to the ‘buffet’ principle.

Opportunity to complete parts of qualifications or entire qualifications.

Taitotalo as a partner

enabling the path to accreditation one module at a time, for example, in the following fields:

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Päivi Valkoniemi


Päivi Valkoniemi

Unit Supervisor