The European Volunteering Capital Competition aims to promote volunteering at local level by giving recognition to municipalities that support and strengthen partnerships with volunteer centres and volunteer involving organizations in their communities.
In recent years, many people decide to get involved in volunteering within non-profit organizations. What is role of these receiving entities in this process, what has to be taken into account to manage correctly these newcomers?
On December 4th, during the closing day of the VERSO Project (Volunteers for European Employment), a list of recommendations on public policies was presented. These policies focused on the promotion of volunteering to enhance occupation opportunities.
Simon Hill, head of partnerships at Enabling Enterprise, and a primary school governor, explains us how volunteering has both economic and social value whilst also bringing benefits to volunteers themselves.
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.
Why should be promote volunteering? How should we do it? Can we set a common European strategy? From xarxanet.org we have talked with two experts at the European level in order to address these issues: Susana Szabo (CEV) and Gabriela Civico (EYV 2011 Alliance).