volunteering

Non-profit organizations and rare diseases

The importance of the associative movement and volunteering when dealing with these diseases.

Mar Estartús, co-founder of LivingNepal.  Font: LivingNepal

Mar Estartús: "We work in Nepal full of enthusiasm and with the desire to help in a heartfelt way, using our hands"

We interview Mar Estartús, the co-founder of Living NEPAL, a non-profit association that was established in Barcelona on 12 May 2015, after the earthquake that shook Nepal, when two of the association’s founders survived.

Clara Garcia - Font: Beartsy.org

Volunteering to help girls and women in Nepal

Clara Garcia Ortés is the voluntary president and project manager at Be Artsy, a non-profit association that develops creative projects for communities lacking access to provide training and experiences.

Mario Cuevas.   Source: NGO Voluntariado

Mario Cuenca: "Volunteering has an impact on our personal and social identity"

Mario Cuenca from the NGO Voluntariado tells us about the need to raise awareness around the culture of volunteering in the context of our current society and the advantages of participating in an international volunteering experience.

Linguistic volunteer couples: why we never thought of it before?

English Catalan-based author Matthew Tree tells us about the main advantatges of linguistic volunteering in Catalonia.

Francesca Pisano with a volunteer.   Source: Aarhus 2018

Francesca Pisano: "The vision is to rethink the cohesion of the city through volunteerism and social action"

Francesca Pisano, member of Aarhus 2018, talks about the aims and benefits of hosting the European Volunteering Capital 2018.

Sligo 2017

Ciara Herity: "People who never recognised or called themselves volunteers at all, are standing tall and valuing their contribution"

Ciara Herity, manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre, talks about her experience as 2017 European Volunteering Capital.

Kosice.   Source: Kosice State Theatre

Košice, 2019 European Volunteering Capital

The Slovak city has been chosen, ahead of the other two finalists, Augsburg in Germany and Cascais in Portugal.

International volunteers build peace and bring local empowerment

International Volunteer Day is held on December the 5th. It’s a day where our workforce becomes visible.

What volunteering is not

A volunteer, driven by an awareness that makes him or her sensitive to injustices, and driven by the resolve to role up their sleeves to transform their surroundings, is a person who goes to a non-profit organisation to collaborate.

Laia Bernués, territorial delegate of AFEV Barcelona. Photo: AFEV Barcelona

Laia Bernués: “The benefit of social mentoring is bidirectional”

The enTàndem project creates links between university volunteering and children at risk of social exclusion with the aim of encouraging children’s autonomy and self-esteem. 

Pathways to Rights: Empowering Young Europeans.

Pathways to Rights: Empowering Young Europeans

This is the title of the Volonteurope’s 26th Annual Conference which will take place in Brussels on 30-31 October. 

Sidi Si, at the center of the image. Photo: YAA

Sidi Si: “Young people in Senegal have taken a step forward to change things in our country”

Youth in Action Association is a non-profit established in the community of Kédougou, which works on projects relating to children, health and community development.

A global day of secret Gigs.   Source: Amnesty International

Give a Home, global music in favour of refugees

Musicians, refugees and communities are coming together to recognise the things that unite them.

Alphabet. Photo: Pixabay

Two translation NGOs merge to break down linguistic barriers

Translators Without Borders and The Rosetta Foundation, the leading NGOs in the field of translation worldwide, start an integration process while keeping independent spaces.  

Mikel Ayestaran workin in Sana'a (Yemen) - Image: Mikel Ayestaran

Mikel Ayestaran: "In Gaza, aid workers are like a caste and volunteering is dead!”

The journalist helps us to discover and understand Middle East, a region that is often talked about, but which is largely unknown to many.

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