General Information

What is volunteering?
The activity done by one’s own initiative through which he/she is offering his/her time, talent, energy, knowledge and skills in the community’s service without receiving any material compensation, activity which can be done in various fields such as social, health, cultural, civic, protection environment, etc.

As a volunteer you can:
  • organize seminars, trainings, conferences, prevention and information campaigns;
  • help children with disabilities, poor children, delinquent children;
  • protect the environment;
  • raise funds for various causes;
  • enter different data, type, translate;
  • intervene in disaster situations;
  • help build houses;
  • care for older people;
  • create or participate to a health education program;
  • and more!

Who can volunteer?
Anyone !!!!!

What RIGHTS has a volunteer?
  • The right to be treated as an equal colleague both by management and employees of the organization;
  • The right to be respected as an individual irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, physical ability , educational level, marital status, economic situation or any other similar criteria;
  • The right to have access to as much information about the organization as possible;
  • The right to participate actively in the development and implementation of the program he/she participating in;
  • The right to receive a job description for the work he/she will develop;
  • The right to choose the activities in accordance with personal preferences, temperament, life experience, education and professional experience;
  • The right to participate in training sessions related to the activities, both at the beginning and during the activity;
  • The right to receive guidance from an experienced person, that will show patience and availability to meet the needs of the volunteer;
  • The right to a place for his/her work and the access to equipment and supplies needed for the activities;
  • The right to labor protection ensured by the organization, depending on the nature and characteristics of the activity performed;
  • The right to be reimbursed for the expenses incurred in carrying out the activities;
  • The right to be insured (by the organization / institution, as provided by law) against the risk of accident and disease arising from the nature of the activities carried on. In the absence of insurance, the cost of medical cost in these situations is borne entirely by the organization / institution;
  • The right to a working period (determined in accordance with the law) that doesn’t affect the health and the psycho-physical resources of the volunteer;
  • The right to be issued by the organization a certificate for participating in the program as a volunteer;
  • The right to be promoted in accordance with the results obtained;

What responsibilities has a volunteer?
  • The responsibility to perform the duties assigned by the organization through the job description;
  • The responsibility to announce in advance any changes in the program’s implementation (including delays, absences, etc);
  • The responsibility to preserve and protect the confidential information they obtain in the activities, including after termination of activities;
  • The responsibility to participate in training courses organized, initiated or proposed by the organization;
  • The responsibility to comply with procedures, policies and internal rules of the organization;
  • The responsibility to protect the goods and resources used during the volunteering activities;
  • The responsibility to provide quality services and to request the support from the person having the role of supervisor, in those situations in which he/she is carrying out activities in an area not known or that requires competences above his/her own;
  • The responsibility to complete all required forms or reports properly and in time;
  • The obligation to treat all the people he/she comes in contact with (clients of the organization, other volunteers or staff) with respect and to offer his/her services with respect for human beings and the environment and without discrimination based on race, ethnicity , sex or sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, physical ability, educational level, marital status, economic situation or any other similar criteria;
  • The responsibility to discuss with the person who is directly supervising him/her about all situations that could represent a conflict of interests.

Why volunteer?
  • For fun
  • For personal development
  • To gain experience in order to obtain a better job
  • To practice the knowledge or skills that otherwise you do not use
  • To make new friends
  • To be with friends who are already volunteers
  • To learn something new and to develop useful skills
  • To give back to the community a part of what you received from others
  • To make useful contacts
  • To feel useful
  • To be part of a prestigious organization
  • To make the transition to a new life
  • To respect your duty as a christian
  • To test a new career
  • To help those less fortunate
  • To do something "you with your own hands"
  • To improve the community
  • To work with a group of people (clients)
  • To undertake a responsibility
  • To be part of a team
  • To spend time with your family doing something useful
  • To understand the problems of the community you live in