volunteering

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.

Conference 2016

Sharing research and experiences of volunteering

Researchers, policy makers and practitioners will meet in Nottingham at the 2017 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 7-8th September.

European Solidarity Corps participants.

Young people committed to society

The European Solidarity Corps, a new European Union initiative, brings young people to build a more inclusive society, supporting vulnerable people and responding to societal challenges.

Come and go, learn and grow together with Erasmus Plus Programme

The Erasmus+ programme is a great opportunity for young people, youth workers an students to come together for volunteering and learn from each other.

The importance of volunteering in refugee camps

Many of us, volunteers, have travelled to refugee camps, some of us more than once, but yet they still need more hands. How is this possible?

Volunteer or You’ll Lose Everything!

As long as we are truthful about our ads, why can’t we use some marketing techniques to recruit volunteers?

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