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Virtual volunteering, what are my options?

Helping to disseminate campaigns, signing petitions, translating, giving advice to associations…there are a number of ways you can collaborate with non-profit organisations from home.

Representatives from the Sligo 2017 candidature celebrating the nomination / Photo: @VolunteerSligo, Twitter

Sligo to be the European Volunteering Capital in 2017

The Irish municipality will take over from London (2016) after beating six other candidates. The volunteering capital in 2018 will be Aarhus.  

To-Do List / Photograph: John Schultz, Flickr

5 free apps to manage your organisation’s tasks

Non-profit organisations need to manage their daily tasks. With these free tools you can delegate tasks and organise yourselves better. 

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Civil society calls for Catalonia to become a land of welcome

The campaign “Casa nostra, casa vostra” (Our home is your home) aims at encouraging Catalan institutions to take action in light of the migration crisis.

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A new label to identify child labour free clothing

Child Labor Free wants to make sure that big fashion brands and their suppliers do not work with children along the production chain.

1st International Conference on childhood, poverty and educational success: social and educational networking

1st International Conference on childhood, poverty and educational success: social and educational networking

On 19 and 20 December CaixaForum in Madrid will be hosting the Conference.

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Mexico 2016: Volunteering for Social Change

The World Volunteer Conference 2016 will take place in Mexico City from 7 to 10 November.

Food waste / Photograph: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr

Supermarkets tackling food waste, a new trend in Europe

According to the UNEP, a third of the food produced in the world is thrown away.

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Which are the most peaceful countries in the world?

Iceland, Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and Portugal are at the top of rank in the 2016 Global Peace Index.

Girl / Photograph: Lance Shields, Flickr

A report by UNICEF estimated some 50 million children are uprooted worldwide

Over half of them have been forced from their homes by conflicts and threats. The report recalls that a large number of children are seeking a better quality of life and improved social and economic conditions out of their homes.

Amal al Torchani in her way to school in Misrata, Lybia / Photograph: Jordi Bartomeu Farrús, Flickr

35 armed conflicts and 60 million displaced people in 2015

The Alert 2016! report from the School for a Culture of Peace (Escola de Cultura de Pau), analyzes the World in terms of conflict and the possibilities of building peace. The report highlights the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as well as five possible scenarios for the building of peace.

Andanças festival. Photo by Jose Manuel Costa

Andanças festival: building community and sustainability through dance

The festival, organised by the PédeXumbo association and where volunteering plays an important role, has been articulating cultural and generational exchanges through folk dances for two decades now.

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