On the 12th of May, 2006 in the office of Donetsk Social Partnership Centre, working in the framework of the EC Project «Strengthening Civil Society» presentation of the Volunteer agency was held. The Volunteer agency will contribute to development and activation of the volunteering in Donetsk region.
The local authorities and self-government representatives, heads of charitable funds and public organizations, lecturers and leaders of the volunteer groups, journalists, as well as volunteers were invited to the meeting.
The Volunteer agency’s conception and action plan have been presented during the meeting. The main idea of the volunteering is involvement of the community members into the problem-solving process; assistance to the organisations in attracting of the additional human resources for the purpose to implement some social-oriented projects, provide everyone with the opportunity to do а volunteer work and at the same time get new knowledge and skills, help to develop self-reliance and creative abilities.
The Head of Donetsk SPC Volodymyr Sheyhus mentioned that the World and European practise proves that volunteer work helps solve various problems which exist in our life. There is а huge potential in people who have different attainments and experience and are ready to offer their gratuitous assistance to those people who feel а need for it.
The Volunteer agency on base of the Social Partnership Center appeals the representatives of the public organisations and state institutions to support the idea of the volunteering and become partners in compiling the common data base of organisations and volunteers.