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is a grassroots, volunteer-led, civil society organisation based in Eastern Bavaria/Germany working on European level issues and interventions that benefit citizens locally, nationally and across the continent.
Through their activities and projects, GLL promotes volunteering, equal opportunities in education and work for everyone, combats discrimination and inequality based on gender, racial or ethnic origin, disability, age or other social factors. Raising public awareness for social and cultural issues and encouraging social commitment is the major focus of their projects.
Their main target groups are socially disadvantaged people such as elder people, less-qualified workers, unemployed, migrants, as well as immigrants, women, families, disabled people or people with health restrictions, because they are particularly affected by discrimination and inequality. GLLs goal is to promote their integration into society by means of the activities and measures of their association and active involvement of the various target groups.
As an expert in the field of volunteer work, GLL provides some innovative measures for promoting and supporting volunteer work within the community. GLL runs an online platform on volunteer workplaces, provides training as well as advice and support services for volunteers. Moreover, GLL supports other NGOs recruiting new volunteers, organises an annual volunteer fair or information sessions on volunteering, and initiated a lot of volunteer projects, where a lot of people with various backgrounds (age, gender, race, religion, education, profession) become active on local level. Volunteers run and implement most of our projects; a lot of them are unemployed or disadvantaged in some ways.
Local projects are linked on European level (e.g. through Grundtvig learning partnerships and Erasmus+), as the promotion of intercultural learning and understanding within Europe plus the exchange of best practices and face-to-face cooperation with European partners is a core issue within GLL.
For its efforts in the field of integration of migrants, promoting the European ideas and volunteering GLL had won many awards such as the “European Citizen's Prize” of the European Parliament (2015), the award “Europa-Lillie” by the Europa Union Professional (2014); the “Active Citizens of Europa Award” by Volonteurope (2014).
Volunteering Matters, formerly known as CSV, is a national charity leading UK volunteering in policy and practice. We know that people are experiencing social isolation and huge inequalities in their communities. We also know that by investing in people through volunteering we can reduce inequalities and isolation to build stronger more inclusive communities.
By focussing on four areas of work; disabled people, older people, young people and families we inspire our committed and ambitious volunteers to power change in their communities. We do this by delivering targeted, innovative and professional programmes nationwide.
Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate to build strong and inclusive communities. Our mission is to enable people to take an active role in their communities.
The Cluj-Napoca Volunteer Centre (CVCN) was legally founded, as an independent organization, in December 2004. Before this date, CVCN was functioning as a department within the ProVobis National Volunteer Centre. Through its official formation, CVCN continues and enhances, extends and innovates the activity of the ProVobis Local Programs Department. Therefore, the history of our organization is longer than the time passed from its legal inception, being based on the experience that the employees and volunteers of CNVC hold in the field of volunteerism. CVCN has as mission the development of volunteering as a means of involvement in solving out the problems of the local community.Since the date of legal establishment in 2004,the different services provided to the local community involve:recruiting and recommending volunteers for other NGOs,training and supervising volunteer managers,offering a set of instruments useful in working with volunteers,informing volunteers about volunteering opportunities in Cluj-Napoca,organizing volunteering campaigns and promotion events,organizing training sessions for the development of volunteers,etc.
Since 2010, CVCN has started to be involved also in EVS projects.Up to this point we have hosted 60 volunteers in different projects in Cluj (mainly long-term) and we have sent 62 young romanians in projects abroad.
In addition to all the expertise and experience in volunteer management and the management of volunteering programs, our organization is using and promoting an efficient model of volunteer management, which will be shared also during the project. From this theoretical point of view,volunteer management is seen as a process based on 9 different steps (interlinked and interdependant):preparation of the organization before involving volunteers, recruitment of volunteers, selection of volunteers, induction and training, supervision, motivation of volunteers, recognition of merits, ensuring a good relationship between staff members and volunteers, evaluation of volunteers of of volunteering programs.
The expertise and experience gained in volunteer management as well as management of volunteering projects was recognised at national level by different actors. The most important recognitions include the award for Volunteer Centre of the Year received in the last three editions of the National Volunteers’ Gala (2011-2013) as well as the Excelency award in EVS projects offered to CVCN by the Romanian National Agency in march 2014.
The mission of our organisation is to promote and support the idea of volunteering, and to encourage citizens to participate in volunteer activities. The Volunteer Centre o.s. has worked in the region of Ústí nad Labem since 1999. We realize many volunteer programmes and projects, which are designed for specific target groups.
We organize recruiting training and further education of volunteers. We give lectures on volunteering and implement our own volunteer programmes involving volunteers into services provided directly to clients who are in need of care, e.g. children and young people, senior citizens, unemployed people etc. To fulfill our mission, we co-operate with the Municipal Council of Ústí nad Labem, state institutions, organisations providing services, and other NGOs.
We realize many volunteer programmes and projects, which are designed for specific target groups:
Social-activating services for disable/disadvantage families with children are composed of 3 pillars: the Programme 5P, Programme KOMPAS and Field Social Work.
Die Absicht und Notwendigkeit in Waldkirchen einen Helferkreis aufzuziehen stand wie ein hoher Berg vor mir. Die Provolontariatsschulung half mir meine Gedanken zu ordnen, Ziele zu formulieren, und die notwendigen Schritte schon einmal in der Theorie durchzuspielen und durchzudenken. Außerdem hab ich erfahren wie sich Gruppe anfühlt, wenn man gemeinsam etwas entwickeln will. Erfahrungen zwischen Begeisterung und Streit, die mir dann in der Praxis sehr gut geholfen haben.
Anton Süß, Germany
Vor der Provolontariatsschulung hatte ich die Vision, in unserer Gemeinschaftsunterkunft in Waldkirchen Deutschtraining von Frauen für Frauen anzubieten. Aber wie ich das organisieren könnte, und ob ich mir das zutrauen sollte, wusste ich nicht. Im Kreis von Gleichgesinnten hat mir die Schulung nicht nur das nötige Wissen vermittelt, sondern mir auch das Selbstvertrauen mit auf den Weg gegeben mein Projekt ins Leben zu rufen.
Gabi Guadamillas, Germany
I have received so many useful information in the last few days that I feel it will take a bit of time for me to do everything properly. From the new things in the volunteer law to the volunteer management system, policies and procedures, there are many things our organization can improve in the way we work with volunteers, in order to be really professional in this field. I strongly recommend this training to all volunteer coordinators and volunteers. Event the organizations that have more experience can benefit and learn many things in this context.”
Simona Criste, Romania
“Taking part in the Volunteer Management Training was one of the most inspiring events in my NGO life. Alongside a group of determined young people, with more or less experience in the field, we went through team building activities, various approaches in working with volunteers, but also legal and financial aspect that were very welcome for people with less knowledge about how the NGO field works. My favourite part was, for instance, learning about the legal aspects of volunteering in my country. I consider this aspect to be very little known, by few people, and hence quite useful when applied in organizations. Even now, when I manage 90+ volunteers, one of the best things to motivate them with is to specify that there is a law that grants them work experience if they volunteer. I also enjoyed a lot learning about how to build plans, diagrams, and calendars, and about how to promote and make your organization visible. The trainers were very well prepared, and they worked and communicated with us quite easily, which showed that they are not only competent, but kind, empathic people, as well. I would highly recommend taking part in this training to anyone working with volunteers.”
Iulia Rosca-Dromereschi, Romania
I remember wonderful group of people, we went through well prepared training. I feel like this training ProVol is important for further education of volunteers coordinators, or for someone who is working in NGOs. The huge advantage was accessibility for interested persons. Daniela Kováčová, volunteers coordinator in KZ, a.s. – Nemocnice Most, o.z.
Daniela Kováčová, Czech Republic
Adéla Kašková, volunteer coordinator in Jirkov
Training course Management of volunteering I. professionalization of volunteering in region Ústí nad Labem has defined the key topics in education of volunteering, which everyone, who deals with volunteering, should focus their attention to. Each training day of the course, was full of new information and knowledge. Added value of the whole training was very well assembled a group of participants that support each other, and they added and exchanged their experiences. I'm glad I could participate in the training. It was very helpful to me to get an overview about current events on the field of volunteering. Thanks belongs once again to the entire team of trainers, who led the entire training on high level of professionality and expertise.
Adéla Kašková, Czech Republic
“I found the seminars really useful for my work. I get to organize a lot of volunteers in my day to day life, and achieving some practical background, on how to structure and coordinate the activities for them it was a very interesting and important point that I think this project offered me. The international approach was also an asset, since we had the opportunity to exchange good practices and methods withy a lot of people from very different backgrounds.”
Oana Muresan, Romania