Volunteer, volunteering

Volunteering is an activity done individually or in groups, regularly or occasionally, domestically or abroad, for the common good, out of personal will, without the receipt of remuneration. Volunteering activity does not yield any direct financial gain for the volunteer, and volunteers do not replace paid staff. A volunteer does not help their own family, their work appears as added value in the activities of the recipient organization. These activities may be conducted through non-profit, civil organizations or government institutions, or rarely through for-profit organizations (companies, enterprises). It is beneficial as it helps social integration, contributes to the mitigation of poverty and exclusion, and to achieving full employment. Volunteering helps to make our environment and communities better.

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This article based on the following document: Community development methodological guide