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Civic Volunteering – Innovations in Action
Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project , Civic Volunteering - Innovation in Action "includes an innovative approach to training and development of youth work in the area of civic l volunteering understood as a volunteering in public institutions such as the police, medical service , military and volunteering at various events. The project is the result of cooperation established by the Association Volunteer Centre in Kielce ( Poland ) and Momentum World CIC and Volunteer Police Cadets (UK), which is engaged in youth work and volunteering in the London Police, Villa Elba ( Finland ) and the Estonian Defence League ( Estotnia ) . These organizations share common objectives related to the promotion of voluntary activities - decided to establish a strategic partnership in order to develop new tools for working with young people and assess their competence with a very rich experience in different areas , depending on the country . The main objectives of the project: - Improving the quality of jobs in the form of youth involvement in civic volunteering through the development of new and innovative approaches and tools. - To support the professional development of youth workers through the exchange of good practices and the creation of new methodologies for training and working with volunteers. Participants are youth workers from the partner organization and public organizations with which they work ( including the London Metropolitan Police , the Police and the Volunteer Firebrigades in Kielce , Finnish Fire Brigade, Army of Estonia) project can be divided into 4 stages : I. Visits Training - study in all the countries involved in the project ( 6 people from every country in thatthree from public institutions ) , II. Development of intellectual outputs - manual for the training for volunteer leaders l and long-term support system for civic leaders , - guide for civic volunteering events organising , - guide for the promotion of voluntary events , - crosssectoral cooperation model for the development of social volunteering - A tool to assess the development of social competence volunteers . III. Testing phase involving 6 -week mobility of youth workers (a total of 18 people working in all partner organizations ) IV. The evaluation phase of testing , the results of intellectual outputs and dissemination ( dissemination seminars for min. 100 people in each country) The results of the project will increase the professionalization activities of partner organizations and to provide tools for the development of social volunteering for anyone interested in volunteering organizers . Very important is to promote civic volunteering as such and a involvement of the local authorities, in the future thousands of people will be able to participate in projects of civic volunteering.
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