The Orientation Manual for Volunteering reacts to the changing landscape of volunteerism that organizations involved in volunteering programs or interested in launching one, are faced with. Drawing upon the findings of a research on volunteering conducted in four european countries, it introduces into the concept of volunteerism itself, its types, areas of involvement, motives and benefits as well as its economic and social impact. It furthermore offers a guide to volunteer management, comprising of 7 steps that include the necessary procedures before and after recruiting, it presents examples of best practice and provides templates for a personalized Orientation Manual for organizations.
After some very productive days in december, the work on the VAI - Volunteering among Immigrants project continues in 2019! We hope all of you had a great start in this new year and wish you all the best for 2019!
[document] The Orientation Manual for Volunteering reacts to the changing landscape of volunteerism that organizations that are involved in volunteering programs or are interested in launching one, are faced with...
Elizaveta Firsova, our colleague from Leibniz Universität Hannover published a blog article on our project VAI - Volunteering among Immigrants on EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe - check it out!
What a fruitful Focus Group meeting today! Representatives and volunteers of the Hellenic Red Cross, the Multifunctional Center of HRC, as well as from the Greek Forum of Migrants, provided us their feedback on the Guide for Immigrants – Volunteers...
The most important expected outcome of this activity is to enhance participation in voluntary groups.
The national papers present the first results of the research on social, political and historical frameworks concerning migration and voluntary work as well as on volunteerism/ volunteer management of each participant country.
“Our hope is to acquire possible insights why immigrants are still less involved than non-migrant people in volunteering and provide clues for answering the question how this state could be changed." Elizaveta Firsova
Find out more about University of Calabria and its contribution to the projects proceeding. Listen to the statement of Alessandra Corrado or read what she says about her University, its role in the project and her expectations.
“The VAI project relates to volunteerism as a feature of civic participation and active citizenship, to the notion and processes of migrants’ integration.” Panos Hatziprokopiou, Coordinator of VAI Project