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ENGSO Position paper on volunteering (ENGSO), 2011

The European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO) Position paper on volunteering, July 2011.

Summary:

Sport is the biggest sector in volunteering in Europe, and sports organisations rely on volunteers. The European Union should develop European cooperation to promote volunteering through recommendations, relevant EU programmes and enabling visa practices. The development and recognition of the skills and competences of volunteers should be supported. The EU should also aim at decreasing administrative burdens of volunteers and voluntary sports organisations, minimising the unintended harmful consequences that European legislation can have on volunteering, and ensuring the sustainable financing of non-profit voluntary sports organisations.Summary
Sport is the biggest sector in volunteering in Europe, and sports organisations rely on volunteers. The European Union should develop European cooperation to promote volunteering through recommendations, relevant EU programmes and enabling visa practices. The development and recognition of the skills and competences of volunteers should be supported. The EU should also aim at decreasing administrative burdens of volunteers and voluntary sports organisations, minimising the unintended harmful consequences that European legislation can have on volunteering, and ensuring the sustainable financing of non-profit voluntary sports organisations.

Caritas Policy Statement on the European Year of Volunteering 2011 (Caritas), 2011

Caritas Policy Statement on the European Year of Volunteering 2011, Caritas Europa, 2011


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:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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.

"European Partnership for Volunteering" – an opportunity for the Polish EU-Council Presidency (ISP), 2011

"European Partnership for Volunteering" – an opportunity for the Polish EU-Council Presidency, The institute of Public Affairs (Instytut Spraw Publicznych), Authors: Jacek Kucharczyk, Agnieszka Lada, Filip Pazdersk, June 2011

Policy on volunteering (IFRC), 1999

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Policy on volunteering, Adopted by General Assembly 1999.

Description:

The IFRC 's Volunteering policy was adopted at the General Assembly in 1999. The General Assembly decided in 2007 to request a revision of the International Federation volunteering policy to be reported back to the assembly in 2011.

The purpose of this policy is to:

Reinforce the importance of volunteering to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Establish basic values and attitudes of National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies towards volunteering

Set out the responsibilities of National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies towards their volunteers

Set out the rights and responsibilities of people who volunteer for a Red Cross or Red Crescent society

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/

9th Global Conference on National Youth Service Final Report, (IANYS), 2011

IANYS 9th Global Conference on National Youth Service Final Report, Egypt, 25-27 October 2010 - A publication by The International Association for National Youth Service, (IANYS), 2011

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day honouring volunteers

Volunteers provide an invaluable service to countless communities around the globe, yet often their sacrifice and dedication are underappreciated and go unrecognized.

To mark this year's World Red Cross Red Crescent Day – 8 May 2011 – the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for greater recognition of the sizable contribution volunteers make in a world increasingly confronted by challenges linked to such adversities as natural disasters, disease, war and other armed violence, poverty, hunger and climate change.  Read More.


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