Apply for sections and committees

AYY has around 200 volunteers. The beating heart of volunteering is the sections and committees. Applications for Teekkarius 150 committees are open until 7 November.
Hae jaostoihin ja toimikuntiin

There are six sections in AYY: Teekkari Section, Community Section Aava, Campus Section, Museum Section, Advocacy Management Group, more commonly known as Edujory, and UO section that was formed in January 2021. Also 2021 and 2022 there will be Teekkarius 150 section for a major celebration of 150 years old teekkari culture and tech students.

About the sections

Sections are the lively beating heart of the Aalto community activities. The ideas of the sections enrich the student culture and bring colour to the campus.  The workload of a member of a section is a few hours a week. In connection with events and projects, more workhours may be required. A member of the section may also have a committee to lead, which also takes time. To serve as the chair of a section, you will need enthusiasm and motivation, a work-oriented approach and a willingness to lead a group of volunteers for a year. The chairs select from five to ten members to their sections, who are responsible for an event or project to be executed during the year. EduJory is led by the AYY board member in charge of academic affairs.

Sections are close teams, groups of friends, that share the joys and sorrows throughout the year and spend a lot of leisure time together. The sections meet approximately once a week. 

As a specialty for 2021-2022, we will recruit a section for Teekkarius 150th anniversary.

Teekkarius 150 section and committees

Teekkarius 150th anniversary will be celebrated in November 2022 in a spectacular way. The task of the section is to plan and prepare and build the upcoming Teekkarius 150th anniversary year together with an employee in charge. The term of office of the section is 10/2021-12/2022, during which the anniversary year, its funding and the celebration are planned and produced.

The section is led by the chair, who selects the section together with the employee in charge based on applications and interviews.

The section offers a variety of tasks in areas such as marketing, communications, business cooperation, technology and events. Section members will lead committees in their respective areas, recruited in cooperation with the relevant AYY staff member.

The Teekkarius 150 anniversary section is supported by a number of committees. Committees are now being recruited, and starting them earlier will allow the anniversary to be launched soon after the Teekkarius 149 celebrations. The committees will also be assisted by more ad hoc short-term volunteers, who will be announced separately.

You can apply to become a member of the committees until 7 November by filling in the form here!

Requirements for applicants:

  • Interest in the culture and specificities of the Teekkari culture
  • Commitment to the activities of the Committee


  • Understanding the culture and characteristics of the Teekkari culture
  • Previous experience as part of a larger project
  • Previous experience of working in a committee


Presentation of committees and roles

Event Committee

The event committee organizes many culture and party events and upholds the bustle of celebration throughout the year! In this committee you get the chance to compose and carry out completely new event concepts, as well as traditional sitz and parties on a big scale! Any experience in organizing events is seen as an advantage, but above all we are looking for people with passion and enthusiasm! 

Tradition Week Committee

The week before the annual celebration is dedicated to teekkari traditions and next year we'll have a committee organizing that week! Apply to be part of this committee that will be managing the events that you might already be familiar with as well as brand new events dedicated specifically for next year! 

Annual Ball Committees

These committees will make the main event come to life! We need organizers for the ball itself, the afterparty, and the following herring brunch! We wish for experience in organizing events and especially annual balls, but the most important thing is a genuine excitement to actualize a ball that will be remembered for years to come 
- Main Ball Committee 
- Afterparty Committee
- Herring Brunch committee

Communications & Marketing Committee

Do you want to have an impact on how the centenary year looks visually and how it is perceived in our community and beyond? The Communications & Marketing Committee is looking for people interested in at least the following issues:

  • AD, Graphic Designer
  • Translator (English & Swedish)
  • Communication
  • Messenger
  • Visual communication
  • Video production
  • Photography
  • Communication towards BIZ & ARTS
  • Promotional products
  • Design and holding of promotional stands


Corporate Relations Committee

The anniversary programme reaches out to a large part of the Teekkari community, providing an opportunity for companies to reach out to future professionals in their field. As a member of the Corporate Relations Committee, you will be responsible for sponsoring the events and other content of the anniversary year, as well as planning ways to work with companies to make the programme more relevant.

Technology Committee (application closed)

The Technology Committee brings together the technological expertise available in our community, makes it available during the year not only for its own ideas, but also for event organisers, for example, and tries to agree on cooperation with suitable associations and other actors. We are also looking for a few other talented people to join the committee, who are well placed to take on ambitious ideas. Desirable skills include 3d printing, metalworking, programming, or electronics.

Project Committee (application closed)

The Project Committee will carry out a building project in Otaniemi during the anniversary year, which will give special visibility to the anniversary year and bring joy to the entire Aalto community. The committee is responsible for finalising the preliminary plans for the project, dealing with permitting, planning the construction and the volunteers needed for it, and of course the construction itself. The committee is looking for people with architectural skills as well as those with a general interest or experience in construction projects.

The Historical Press Committee

During the anniversary year, a series of leaflets on the history of tecateering will be published and distributed to guild halls, among other places. The aim is to highlight not only important events in our history, but also funny or otherwise interesting incidents that might not necessarily fit between the more official covers. The editorial board is looking for the following people

  • Content writing
  • Print production
  • Searching for historical information
  • Managing the editing of the magazine

Committees complete AYY’s field of operations. The committees are usually recruited around a specific event, project or interest (recruited committees) or some are assembled from association’s active members (assembling committees).  

Some committees have their chair directly from a section. These are the ones that operate under the Teekkari Section: 

  • Fresher Committee (FTMK), members from the associations 
  • ISO Committee (ITMK), members from the associations 
  • Internationality Committee (KvTMK), members from the associations 
  • Hosts and Hostesses (IE), members from the associations 
  • Party Committee (JTMK), open call for members 
  • Song leader Committee, members from the associations 
  • Teekkari Tradition Committee (TPTMK), open call for members 
  • Teekkari Culture Committee, members from the associations

If you are interested in acting as the chair of these committees, please apply for the Teekkari Section.  Read more about comittees under the Teekkari Section here.

The following committees operate under Aava and are chaired by Aava members: 

  • Anniversary Committee (VujuTMK), open call for members (members for year 2021 already chosen) 
  • Afterparty Committee (AFPTMK), open call for members 
  • Outdoor Games Committee (UPTMK), open call for members 
  • Project committee (PTMK), open call for members

  • Master's Committee, open call for members

  • Sports Committee (LTMK), members from associations 

  • Communications Committee (VTMK), members from associations 
  • Chief Editor Committee, members from associations

If you are interested in acting as the chair of these committees, please apply for Aava.

Committees that operate under the Museum Section:

  • Museum Committee, open call for members
  • Marmon Committee, open call for members

For some committees, the chair and/or members are recruited separately. These include: 

  • Corporate Relations Committee, the chair is recruited, members from special status associations 

  • Study Council, the chair is recruited, school-specific members are recruited

  • Treasurer Committee, members from associations

Send your application

This form is used to apply for the chair of sections and committees. 

This form is used to apply for a section member. 

This form is used to apply for a committee member. (not open)

Requirements for all volunteer applicants:

  • Willingness and enthusiasm to promote the student culture in question and its events
  • Active and flexible attitude
  • Enthusiasm for teamwork and willingness to develop
  • Having the time required for the position
  • Commitment to AYY’s voluntary principles


  • Previous experience in the area of responsibility in the applied position
  • Realistic understanding of the position and possible development ideas

In addition, we take into account the diversity of applicants and emphasise a diverse range of volunteers.

Read more on AYY's volunteer recruitments for year 2021 here.

Erikoisuus vuonna 2021-2022: Teekkarius 150 -jaosto ja toimikunnat

Read more about sections and committees


Aava Community Section

Aava Community Section promotes, maintains and renews the Aalto culture. Aava’s goal is to bring together all Aalto University students and make it possible for all Aalto members to have fun and great experiences.

Kampusjaosto Smökin katolla julistamassa Wappua

Campus Section

The Campus section develops, maintains and activates the Otaniemi campus. It aims to create an even more enjoyable place to live and study, creating the requisites for student culture, community spirit, and wellbeing.


Museum Section

The Museum Section’s task is to maintain, present and develop the Aalto University Student Unions Museum, founded in 1958, and its operations.


Student Representatives

Student Representatives in Administration, aka Hallopeds, are Aalto students who participate in the decision-making and development of the University.


Teekkari Section

The Teekkari Section upholds teekkari traditions and maintains and develops teekkari culture.

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