In April 2014, the Platform launched the project of inclusive volunteering of young people titled Volunteering for Everyone. Our partners in this national project are volunteer centres of three different regions of Slovakia: Bratislava Volunteer Centre, Nitra Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Centre of Košice region.

The project is focused on young people with fewer opportunities – young people with disabilities, with a mental illness, unemployed, young people with educational difficulties, orphans, ex-offenders, etc. These people do not have many opportunities to engage in volunteering today. If they are involved, they usually volunteer for organizations that care for them as for clients of for self-help groups.

The main aim of the project is to involve at least 75 young people with fewer opportunities into specific short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities in organizations and communities they live in. In such a way, we want to contribute to their overall awareness, to help them to develop their competences and self-confidence, and support their integration. Our other objective is to raise their awareness of volunteering opportunities and naturally, through good examples also to inspire similar activities. In order to fulfill our aims, we plan to cooperate with volunteer centres, volunteer involving organizations as well as advocacy organizations working with people with fewer opportunities.

logo_MSVVAS_SR_engThis project has been supported by the Ministry of The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.