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Position paper on active ageing through older volunteering (AGE), 2011

Position paper on active ageing through older volunteering, AGE Platform Europe. September 2011.

Description: The objective of this paper is to encourage stakeholders to build on the momentum created by the European Year of Volunteering to foster active ageing in the community during 2012 and promote better recognition of the value that older volunteers bring for our societies.

The objective of this paper is to encourage stakeholders to build on the momentum created by the European Year of Volunteering to foster active ageing in the community during 2012 and promote better recognition of the value that older volunteers bring for our societies.

The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training (EUCIS-LLL), 2011

The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training. General report of  EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference - Krakow - 9 May 2011, published by the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL), September 2011.

Summary:

The EUCIS-LLL conference "The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training" was held at the International Culture Centre of Krakow (Poland) on "Europe Day", 9 May 2011. Volunteers play an essential role in lifelong learning. Being active as a volunteer contributes towards developing knowledge, skills and competences that one could not have gained in traditional systems. Today theses competences are seldom recognised within education and training systems whereas research shows that volunteering contributes to Europe's democratic life and social model but also to volunteers' civic, social and economic participation. It is thus important to look at ways of encouraging, supporting and recognising volunteering and volunteers within education and training. For instance how can the implementation of European frameworks (EQF, Europass, validation guidelines, etc.) be used to encourage and support volunteers of all ages? What can we learn from existing practices around Europe?

Investing in volunteers UK quality standard for organisations that involve volunteers (2010)

Investing in volunteers UK quality standard for organisations that involve volunteers. 2010.

Recognise, Support, Invest Your Guide to Valuing Volunteer Management (Volunteering England)

Recognise, Support, Invest. Your Guide to Valuing Volunteer Management. Published by Volunteering England. Date n/a

Best practice sharing for volunteer managers (Greater London Volunteering)

Best practice sharing for volunteer managers in the UK: http://www.expertsinvolunteering.org.uk/web/resources

Resources page of Greater London Volunteering include resources about:

1. Equality and Diversity

2. Expenses

3. Induction(Volunteers are introduced to the work and ethos of the organisation)

4. Organisational Involvement

5. Personal Development

6. Recruitment Process

7. Resolving Difficulties

8. Reward and Recognition

9. Safe Volunteering Environment

General support for volunteer managers (UK)

10. Support

UNOY Photo Competition – “Youth and Volunteering for Peace”

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) is a network of youth-led associations working towards peacebuilding. 

As a part of the International Day of Peace celebrations on September 21st, 2011, along with the European Year of Volunteering 2011, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) in partnership with Fundació Catalunya Voluntària is organising a photo competition with the theme "Youth Volunteering for Peace".

We believe that peace can be promoted in many ways. This year we choose pictures to deliver our message of peace. This activity aims to embrace various forms of youth engagement in peacebuilding which are expressed through images. As mentioned, we would like to spread the role of youth participation in peacebuilding and hopefully, encourage more youth involvement in peacebuilding activities.

Participants will be divided into two categories:

  • Members of UNOY (maximum two representatives per member organisation)
  • Individuals aged between 18 and 30

Please note you may only enter one category.

Each participant can submit three photos maximum.

The photo(s) should meet the following criteria:

  • Have a specific title
  • Must have a caption of maximum 100 words per photo to describe the context of the photo including date and place
  • Submitted in JPEG format, with a maximum limit of 3 MB per photo.
  • Mention your name and the organisation you represent and if possibly, a brief description about the activities you do
  • The photo(s) should be submitted before August 24th, 2011. The voting for the competition will be started from August 25th, 2011 to September 17th, 2011.

We will select the best  photos based on the most votes by the week of September 21st, 2011 to be displayed online and at an exhibition which will take place in the Hague. These pictures will also be used for an International Day of Peace publication.

The overall winner will receive a digital photo frame.

You can enter the competition here: http://www.unoy.org/unoy/blog/newsletter/2011/08/unoy-photo-competition-youth-and-volunteering-for-peace/
We look forward to your participation!

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Hurry up! there are 6 days left to join Discover e-volunteering' Competition!

Are you running a project in which people are helping others via the Internet? The 'Discover e-volunteering' Competition is just for you! Hurry up – there are 6 days left to join the Competition, win prizes and show Europeans how much good they can do in the Web!

 

E-volunteering is volunteering conducted via the Internet. Free Web counseling, forming assistance and self-help groups, promoting partnership, searching for information, or on-line language courses are among many examples of e-volunteering. Through this Competition we hope to show their diversity and to encourage all Europeans to undertake social activity in the Internet!

All organisations from the European Union cooperating with volunteers through the Internet may take part in the Competition. The application form is available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/ . The deadline for submitting the applications is July 31, 2011.

The Competition will consist of the following stages:

  • May, 25 – July, 31, 2011 - Call for appliactions
  • August, 22 – September, 5, 2011 – The Competition Selection Committee selects 9-12 best projects
  • September, 12 – October, 12, 2011 – On-line voting
  • November 2011 – Final Gala in Warsaw

Attractive financial awards for the Competition winners are funded by the Polish Fundacja Orange (1st prize) , Fondation Orange from France (2nd Prize) and Intel Technology Poland Ltd (3rd prize). The total sum of prizes in the Competition is 6 000 euro.

'Discover e-volunteering' is the only competition, both in Poland and in Europe, which aims at honouring and promoting the most interesting projects concerning the co-operation of non-governmental organizations with the e-voluntaries seeking to help others via the Internet.
It has been also chosen by the European Commission as one of the flagship projects of the European Year of Volunteering 2011.

Detailed information on the Competition, the Regulations, and promotional materials are available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/

For more information please contact:

Patrycja Rokicka

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Marzena Kacprowicz

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The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' is organized by the Good Network Foundation and Fundacja Orange, in cooperation with Competition Partners. The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' competition is pursued under the project 'Values ​​and activities of volunteering and e-volunteering' co-financed by the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for any content generated by the project.

Join 'Discover e-volunteering' Competition today!

Does your organization co-operate with volunteers seeking to help others via the Internet? Don't wait till the summertime and join 'Discover E-volunteering' Competition now! Attractive prizes are awaiting for the authors of the best e-volunteering projects.

All organisations from the European Union cooperating with volunteers through the Internet may take part in the Competition. The application form is available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/ . The deadline for submitting the applications is July 31, 2011.

 

The Competition will consist of the following stages:

  • May, 25 – July, 31,  2011 - Call for appliactions
  • August, 22 – September, 5, 2011 – The Competition Selection Committee selects 9-12 best projects.
  • September, 12 – October, 12, 2011 – On-line voting.
  • November 2011 – Final Gala in Warsaw.

Detailed information on the Competition, the Regulations, and promotional materials are available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/

For more information please contact:

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The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' is organized by the Good Network Foundation and Fundacja Orange, in cooperation with Competition Partners. The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' competition is pursued under the project 'Values and activities of volunteering and e-volunteering' co-financed by the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for any content generated by the project.

Europan Competition 'Discover e-volunteering'

We invite all organizations from EU to get involved in the 'Discover e-volunteering' Competition as our Partners.

With your help we will be able to reach more NGOs who could participate in the Competition, as well as create more diverse and valuable base of good practices, which will allow more and more NGOs to benefit from the possibilities of combining both the potential of Internet and volunteering!

Your role as a Partner would be to support us in promotion and organization of the Competition at your national or regional level. We will supply all informational and promotional materials (in English), so that you can insert them on your Webpage, send to media and other organizations that cooperate with volunteers via the Internet and might be interested in joining the Competition.

We will insert logos and information about all Partners on the Competition website, as well as all informational and promotional materials, etc.

To become a Partner of the Competition you should read the Guidelines of cooperation between partners involved into organization of the European edition of the „Discover e-volunteering" competition (download) , and send us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) till 615h June 2011 a  letter or e-mail declaring your will to cooperate with us and accepting these guidelines.

 

more information: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/partnership/

promotional materials: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/materials/

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