Youth exchange “Volunteer into work” will bring together young people from 6 countries (Poland, Latvia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Azerbaijan ). This youth exchange will last 7 working days, excluding travelling. In total 30 young people and 6 leaders will work together, share experiences and present their cultures. The Youth exchange will gather relevant organizations who are promoting new participatory methods of active citizens' involvement in community development through voluntarism. Main aim of YE is to gain new skills how to use social media for promotion voluntarism as a tool to develop and improve competence and professional orientation of young people. All these positive results of a volunteering experience may raise the employability of the volunteers. Trough presentation and discussion, participants will gain knowledge about the development of voluntarism in other countries, compare experiences, and exchange good practice examples. Participants will discuss about the future of voluntary work and create suggestions for innovative approaches, methodologies and tools for the improvement of Local voluntary services - anticipate and react to social changes, detecting needs in society and be initiator for the creation of new services. In the first part of the exchange, participants will discuss about concept of volunterism and exchange good practice examples and how is volunteering valued in their country. By presenting different examples of voluntary engagement in participant’s countries, we will bring different cultures together and promote intercultural understanding. In the second part of the exchange, participants will have possibility to discus and learn how to use social media (internet blog, forums, Facebook, Twiter...) to promote and disseminate new tools of youth involvement in community through voluntary activities across SEE, EE and EU countries.
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