[Webinar] Volunteering in Post COVID19 Crisis: What now?
24 July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
We are glad to announce the next CEV Webinar: Volunteering in Post COVID19 Crisis: What now? is scheduled for 24 July, 10:30-12:30.
Since the first day of the COVID19 pandemic crisis, citizens have responded by adapting and launching numerous volunteer initiatives. This has demonstrated, beyond all doubt, the importance of volunteers and a vibrant and responsive civil society, reflecting the spirit of a resilient and caring community. In a context where, in many parts of Europe, volunteers, volunteer organisations and volunteering infrastructure organisations have suffered from a lack of investment and absence of public and State support in recent times, this unprecedented situation has highlighted more than ever just how critical volunteers are to our society, especially as a key partner of local policymakers at municipality level.
CEV calls for policymakers to “step up a gear” regarding volunteering policies and programmes. This “change of gear” should include increased focus, intensity and speed of investment and partnership development with volunteer-involving and volunteer infrastructure organisations and lead to a situation that more properly reflects the importance of the energy, expertise, and commitment of volunteers for health, well-being and solidarity in Europe, whilst avoiding the exploitation of volunteers in for-profit settings. This webinar will explore the actions already planned and/or in place in different countries and contexts in Europe, and provide the space to exchange good practice and to inspire others.Brussels, Belgium Centre for European Volunteering firstname.lastname@example.org DD/MM/YYYY 15