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The process to attract and select volunteers

What strategies apply when it comes to look for volunteers? To attract volunteers does not mean just to call for them so they come to the association and start working. 

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Human towers, an example of social integration

The organizational base of "castells", as is common to all popular culture, is associationism. Building human towers is a private initiative but with a public service orientation, open to society as a whole.

Cooperants internacionals de "La Caixa" - Font: premsa.lacaixa.es

Programme CooperantsCaixa, the model of international corporate volunteering by Fundació “la Caixa”

Sergi Burrull, Program Coordinator of CooperantsCaixa, explains what is the Programme on International Volunteering (Corporate Volunteering for Development) and what are its characteristics.   

8 innovations in global philanthropy

We submit 8 innovations from all over the world that are helping philanthropy to grow, by better channelling resources.

Athenaeums in Catalonia: two centuries of history

Athenaeums in Catalonia: two centuries of history

By the term ateneu (Athenaeum) we understand an association whose aim is to promote culture and to improve its members’ quality of life by means of events, talks or conferences.

Photograph: Flickr, Pamp

5 key factors to improve management of volunteering

What to take into account when concentrating on the improvement of management of volunteering? As a result of our experience in assisting organizations in improving their management, we here submit a collection of 5 factors that significantly helped to improve volunteering.

Font: Punt de Referència.

Mentoring, a tool to progress equal opportunities and to fight against social exclusion

To support formerly supervised youngsters during their emancipation process is one of the tasks done by the Association Punt de Referència.

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Xarxanet.org, a good example of public support for volunteering organizations

A website to support volunteering organizations, launched and funded by the Catalan Government, and managed by the organizations themselves.

7 measures to encourage involvement in your association

How to make our association known? How to awake people’s interest? How to mobilize the social base? We offer 7 key-points that provide an answer to these questions.

Be a volunteer - Font: alz.org

VERSO, a European initiative to fight unemployment

Verso is a European research and development project whose aim is to explain how volunteering can help European authorities in fighting unemployment and improving the quality of life of jobless people.

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Districts with a strong associative fabric cope better with the current crisis’ consequences

According to a report by the IGOP (Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques), solidarian and civic answers help to tackle the crisis. The report identifies more than 500 initiatives on social innovation.

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