Institutional volunteering

The volunteer programme has at least two actors: a volunteer and at least one staff member representing the organisation. But who else can you count on, and what quality, what name can the stakeholders get and what kind of activity do they provide? In the case of institutions, the success of volunteer programmes necessarily involvesContinue reading

Characteristics of adult learning There are a few principles to follow to ensure effective preparation. Adults learn well when they are motivated, interested in the curriculum, and interested in learning. It is important to be relaxed and not anxious while learning. You can learn until your death, physiological aging only comes into direct contact withContinue reading

In order to achieve the strategic goals of our institution, we need the support of our staff and volunteers. For them, confirmation is important. If they do not feel that their superiors or colleagues appreciate their work, if they do not notice their efforts to achieve the best performance and are merely seen as aContinue reading

One of the most common misconceptions about volunteering is that volunteering is free. It is not even true that many things need to be thought over and prepared only when deciding on receiving volunteers, and then everything goes on on its own, i.e., the volunteers work on their own. After learning about the operation ofContinue reading

For many people, administration is a bog, a burden, the last thing they like to do. This is generally due to its compulsory nature and its spotty, precision-requiring nature. At the same time, we would like to point out that numbers have power. It is worth using the numbers, because without them, it is difficultContinue reading

The volunteer programme, as the basis for people-to-people cooperation, is effective internal communication. Knowing the goals and results of an organisation is important for all actors in order to identify its place in the organisation and its proper functioning. Internal communication is the means of continuous communication between the actors (paid and unpaid staff): weContinue reading

Once an organisation has decided to create a volunteer programme, there are some steps to consider when designing a strategy and volunteer management model:   It is worth registering in the scope of Act LXXXVIII of 2005 on Volunteering in the Public Interest as an organisation hosting volunteers if the institution wishes to host volunteersContinue reading

The volunteer’s integration into the organisation, the time spent in the organisation, and the activities that it takes to leave the organisation, can be briefly called volunteering. We will walk you through each of the stages in this life course in the following sections. The process is examined primarily from the perspective of the volunteerContinue reading

Classical non-governmental organisations (associations, foundations), representatives of grassroots initiatives and movements, can be partners of institutions in the cultural life of each settlement. It is important for both non-governmental organisation and institutions to set common goals and to conclude a cooperation agreement based on these, which includes a description of the common tasks, commitments andContinue reading

Volunteering in the system of activities of public education: In the practice of small settlements, the empowering role of individuals appears intensively. Typically, the work of ‘one-person’ community scenes, village houses, integrated community and service spaces (IKSZTs) is facilitated or supported by the members of the community according to their abilities, skills and knowledge. InContinue reading