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A Picture of Volunteering in Diaconia (Eurodiaconia), 2011

A Picture of Volunteering in Diaconia. A publication by Eurodiaconia, May 2011.

Description: This publication is one of Eurodiaconia's activities carried out on the occasion of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 as a means to celebrate volunteering in diaconia and to promote the sharing of best practice in volunteering among Eurodiaconia's members. This publication is aimed at volunteer managers in diaconal organisations and churches and volunteering policy makers in diaconia. It is also targeted at anyone who would like to learn more about diaconia and in particular what volunteers do in diaconal organisations. The publication is also available on Eurodiaconia's website: http://www.eurodiaconia.org/publications-and-resources

http://www.eurodiaconia.org/publications-and-resources

Report "Mobility of young people – Opportunities and obstacles for cross-border volunteering for young people, particularly with fewer opportunities" (EU-CoE), 2011

Final Report of the Research Seminar "Mobility of young people – Opportunities and obstacles for cross-border volunteering for young people, particularly with fewer opportunities" (European Youth Centre, Strasbourg 11-13 December 2011), a report produced for the EU-CoE youth partnership and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the partner institutions

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E (EYV 2011 Alliance), 2011

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E

 

The objectives of the EYV 2011 Alliance included the development of the Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E). The work took place larg

ely in the framework of 6 working groups who met 5 times during 2011. The Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E.) was approved at the EYV 2011 Alliance Steering Group meeting in November 2011 and the Alliance members presented P.A.V.E to the European Commission at the 4th EYV 2011 Thematic Conference on 1st December 2011 in Warsaw. Download P.A.V.E. here.

The EYV 2011 Alliance Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E) provides recommendations for a more efficient and effective European policy framework to support and promote volunteers, volunteering, volunteer-involving organisations and their partners. The recommendations include proposals for action echoing the aspects of volunteering policy already identified as needing attention in both the 2009 European Council Decision on EYV 20111 and the EC Communication on Volunteering 20112. The P.A.V.E. recommendations promote and support volunteering as a demonstration of European values, providing a vehicle for active citizenship and contributing to economic and social-capital growth.

 

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The Future of Volunteering: Concepts, Trends, Visions (CEV),2011

The Future of Volunteering: Concepts, Trends, Visions - Final report & CEV Conference Conclusions (Talinn Estonia 4-6 May 2011), CEV - European Volunteer Center

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E (EYV 2011 Alliance), 2011

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E PAVE

The objectives of the EYV 2011 Alliance included the development of the Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E). The work took place largely in the framework of 6 working groups who met 5 times during 2011. The Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E.) was approved at the EYV 2011 Alliance Steering Group meeting in November 2011 and the Alliance members presented P.A.V.E to the European Commission at the 4th EYV 2011 Thematic Conference on 1st December 2011 in Warsaw. Download P.A.V.E.

The EYV 2011 Alliance Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E) provides recommendations for a more efficient and effective European policy framework to support and promote volunteers, volunteering, volunteer-involving organisations and their partners. The recommendations include proposals for action echoing the aspects of volunteering policy already identified as needing attention in both the 2009 European Council Decision on EYV 20111 and the EC Communication on Volunteering 20112. The P.A.V.E. recommendations promote and support volunteering as a demonstration of European values, providing a vehicle for active citizenship and contributing to economic and social-capital growth.

The EYV 2011 Alliance P.A.V.E communication toolkit was designed to help you to communicate effectively the recommendations of P.A.V.E. Download the toolkit here.

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Belgian Red Cross practice guide on volunteering management

Belgian Red Cross practice guide on volunteering management

At the occasion of the European year of Volunteering, Belgian Red Cross French Community published a practice guide to help non-profit organisations working with volunteers. The contents is the result of the report written by a working group of 30 volunteers and employees who have met during more than one year and half to propose new solutions to improve the volunteering management in our organisation. A lot of the recommendations and tools (based on the scheme presented by the International Federation of Red Cross and red Crescent Societies) are easily transferable to every kind of non-profit organisations. As no similar guide existed in Belgium, we've decided to share it. You will find the pdf in attachment.

Further contact:
Volontariat de la Croix-Rouge de Belgique – Communauté francophone en collaboration avec Education Santé Société asbl
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Zo zijn onze manieren, Reglement Provinciale klachtencommissie voor vrijwilligers.

zo zijn onze manieren, Reglement Provinciale klachtencommissie voor vrijwilligers. Colofon Het project Zo zijn onze manieren! is een initiatief van Vrijwilligerscentrale Breda en werd mede mogelijk gemaakt door de provincie Noord-Brabant en het VSB-fonds • Concept/tekst: Eline Mangnus, projectleider • Juridisch advies: Geert Albers, Prisma-Brabant • Concept/vormgeving/beeld: Not Just Ideas

http://www.onzemanieren.nl/

Description: Document outlining complaints procedures for volunteers in the Netherlands.

document outlining complaints procedures for volunteers in the Netherlandsdocument outlining complaints procedures for volunteers in the Netherlands

Volunteering as a participation pathway (NCVO, IVR, Big Lottery Fund), 2011

Volunteering as a participation pathway. The Pathways through Participation project is a joint research project led by NCVO in partnership with the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) and Involve, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, September 2011.

Description: This paper focuses on the implications of the findings from the Pathways through Participation project for volunteer management. It is aimed at small, medium and large volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) as well as volunteer centres (VCs) and other volunteering infrastructure organisations at the local, regional and national level.

REPORT CSO Consultation on the Draft Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers

CSO Consultation on the Draft Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers

 

In the context of a broad consultation on the Draft European Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers, the European Youth Forum (YFJ) was organising a Civil Society Organisation consultation on the Draft Charter on August 19th 2011, 14:00 – 18:00 in Brussels.

The meeting aimed to build the charter on the diversity of volunteers and their organisations. All CSO stakeholders relevant in the field, were invited to a common discussion on the draft Charter, as their expertise and opinion is important for this process.

Further the development of common strategies towards the endorsement of a European Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers were discussed.

Cooperation meeting on the Charter  - PAVE Follow up


Cooperation meeting on the Charter

PAVE Follow up

14 december 2011

On November 17th the Alliance Steering Group adopted the Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (PAVE). On December 2nd the Alliance Working Group Co-chairs handed the PAVE over to the Commission.

Therefore the European Youth Forum invited CSO partners in order to discuss cooperation on the follow up of elements of the PAVE recommendations in the context of creating an enabling environment for volunteers to a Cooperation meeting on December 14th between 13:00 – 17:00.

In this context the participants discussed their cooperation on the "European Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers" as outlined in the PAVE recommendations. The debate focused on planning and structuring the pan European consultation process across European Networks in order to truly reach out to volunteers on the grass root level when following up on PAVE and opening the existing draft European Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers to the critical input of Alliance members, based on their expertise.

The European Charter of the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers creates a common understanding of the definition of volunteers, volunteering activities and volunteering providers from the local to the European level and provides a common set of basic rights for volunteers and volunteering providers. Further the Charter serves as an appeal for designing and updating policies related to volunteering on all levels, refraining from addressing concrete implementation mechanisms or identifying right bearers, but focusing on defining and stating the rights and responsibilities of volunteers.

The attached document provides all readers with a clear overview on the proposed follow up of the PAVE through building on past achievements and cooperations and allows everyone to join the development of a "European Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers".

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