Education to strengthen the capacity of CSO employees and volunteers to manage the volunteer process and create a volunteer program.
On Thursday and Friday, January 19 and 20, 2023, we held training to strengthen the capacity of CSO employees and volunteers to manage the volunteer process and create a volunteer program at the Jedro Community Center in Murter.
During the first part of the training, our employee Suzana Suman introduced the participants to the Law on Volunteering, the volunteer program, how to define the organization’s needs for volunteers, what a volunteering coordinator and mentor is, what experiences the Argonaut Association has with volunteers and volunteering!
Through the practical part, the participants defined the volunteer position according to the organization they come from and wrote the motivation for joining the activity! And Sarah from Jordan told them firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer, what benefits a volunteer has, and how she found her way in Murter!
On the second day of the education, we talked about the experiences of volunteering in the local community with an emphasis on crisis situations, watched a film about volunteering in the area of Sisak-Moslavina County and the results of mapping the needs of young people, and finally, through a practical part, we mapped the needs for crisis volunteering in the community by applying work experience from the previous day. We concluded that it is necessary to define the roles of individuals in the entire system and to place special emphasis on the volunteering coordinator(s).
See what both days of education looked like in the photo gallery.
The education was carried out as part of the implementation of the ZAKLON project, Crisis protection in local communities.
The beneficiary of the project is the Local Action Group “More 249”, while the partners in the project are Friends of Europe Tisno, the Red Cross of Vodice, and the Voluntary Fire Department of Vodice. The total value of the project is HRK 388,861.62. The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund in the total amount of HRK 330,532.38.
For more information about the project, see the project website: https://zaklon.org/