volunteering

The virtuous circle of volunteering

Roger Buch explains that volunteering has a lot of positive societal effects because of how it impacts its beneficiaries’ well-being. This means that the situation of children, aged people or even rivers and forests that benefit from volunteering clearly improves.

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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.

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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.

The value of employer-supported volunteering

Simon Hill explains us how volunteering has both economic and social value whilst also bringing benefits to volunteers themselves.

6 actions for administration to carry out to promote volunteering among the society

Volunteering has always been a very important sector in catalan society and because of that it is important to ask ourselves. What can public administrations do to help to improve and promote this sector? Roger Buch explains the main keys.

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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.

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.

The value of volunteering to communities and society

Gabriella Civico exposes their ideas about the values of volunteering as a tool for communities and society.

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Rennes, an example of involvement in the promotion of volunteerism and community life

Marie Ange Orihuela is in charge of the Service Europe & International pour Rennes et Rennes Métropole. She explains which policies the French municipality carries out regarding volunteering and which are the challenges ahead.

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The Málaga School of Citizenship, a good practice example in the promotion of associationism and volunteering

Ruth Sarabia, General Manager of Social Rights and Civic Participation, Immigration and Development Cooperation of the Málaga Council, explains which initiatives the Andalusian municipality carry out to promote associationism and volunteering.

For an independent, popular, active, sober and locally rooted volunteering

Carles Armengol explains us how the current crisis can be a good opportunity to rethink the Catalan model of volunteering.

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