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Big Green Weekend 2011

Big Green Weekend 2011

CVA's campaign to promote environmental volunteering throughout Europe during the second-last weekend in October was a big success. Numerous volunteers helped to improve the environment in ten countries around Europe.

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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

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.

NEW Volunteering Stockshots by EBS

New stockshots are now available to add to the ones launched earlier in year by the Audio Visual team at the EC. The volunteering stockshots feature volunteers from the EYV 2011 Alliance organisations and can be used free of charge by anyone during 2011 and beyond.  Get the first stockshots and the script here, 2nd release here and the script here. The 3rd and final editions can be found here and here.

Domaine de la Chapelle - Eco-construction and Ecology

Domaine de la Chapelle is a place where open-minded scientific discipline of Ecology and experiments go hand in hand with rational ideas, stories,traditional practices and production in order to improve conservation of biodiversity through its operating agriculture in favor of a healthier diet. All withless work and best results.

 

- A place plural ... dynamic and warm
A natural area of 5 hectares, an

old farm house , 1 hectare of vineyards, vegetable

garden, fruit trees, a lake.

- An ecological approach ... pragmatic and for all
Building a showcase in terms of eco-construction, waste water treatment by plants, renewable

energy, compost, composting toilets, mass-stoves ...

- A healthy diet ... Following production of the farm itself
Vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread and wild plants, you eat what you harvest.

- A collaborative project ... conducive to meeting
All opportunities are good for the exchange of cultures and know-how. Annualy the association organizes its site of summer, a dozen people are expected to participate in the eco-construction, cooking for the team, participate in agricultural activities ...

- A place of warm welcome ...
A space for camping is provided at the bottom of

the land, a cabin group for the kitchen and meals, a camp fire for the evenings ...

We welcome in priority stays of 15 days or longer to discover the

most of our activities.
French, English and German spoken.

 

Contact us:

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0033 9 53 08 91 95

Volunteering with SCI - Service Civil International

Service Civil International is looking for volunteers in short term international volunteering projects all over the world.

Service Civil International (SCI) is one of the world's largest international volunteering organisations with more than ninety years of experience in coordinating international volunteering projects. Through these projects we help break down barriers and prejudices between people of different social, cultural and national backgrounds and promote a culture of peace.

SCI has more than 40 member organisations and many partners all over the world. All together they organise short, mid and long term volunteering projects and exchanges, as well as training courses and seminars where volunteers learn about and discuss a variety of topics such as peace & sustainability.

SCI is now looking for volunteers for the short term projects ('workcamps') that will take place during the spring/summer season. These projects generally last 2-4 weeks and provide the participants with an excellent opportunity to learn about other cultures and contribute in a concrete way to local communities. There are many different projects to choose from and they are open to everyone. Participants can organise animation activities for disabled people in France, help out in a natural reserve in Russia or support the development of an awareness campaign on peace building and conflict transformation in Kenya, and much more.

More information on the workcamps that are now available can be found in our on-line database at www.workcamps.info.

Volonteurope Reviews: The Value of Volunteering (Volonteurope), 2011

Volonteurope Reviews: The Value of Volunteering. Tamara Flanagan and Piotr Sadowski, London, 18 February 2011

Inspiring people, improving places.The positive impact and behavioural change achieved through environmental volunteering (BTCV),2008

Inspiring people, improving places.The positive impact and behavioural change achieved through environmental volunteering with BTCV, 14 May 2008.

Changed Places, Changed Lives. The social impacts of environmental action (BTCV), 2007

Changed Places,
Changed Lives
The social impacts of environmental actionChanged Places, Changed Lives. The social impacts of environmental action

Changed Places, Changed Lives. The social impacts of environmental action. This report has been produced and edited for BTCV by Chris Church, 2007.

The report summarises the results of a collaborative research initiative involving BTCV and partners from the Black Environment Network (BEN)and the Evaluation Trust.

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