Nov

26

Together We Can Through Volunteering 0 Reply

By United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) mandate, the International Volunteer Day (IVD)[1] is celebrated annually on 5 December with the aim of celebrating volunteers and organisations efforts, promote their values and disseminate their work.

The focus of the IVD 2020 is “Together We Can Through Volunteering” in order to highlight the role of volunteers in raising awareness, inspiring others and achieving the SDGs.

“the efforts of 1 billion volunteers is an important foundation at a pivotal moment for development to enable us to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic” 

(UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed)

During the COVID 19 pandemic, volunteers have been at the forefront of medical, community and societal responses. Community volunteers are recognised by the World Health Organisation as key stakeholders for risk communication and community engagement. Their effort during the covid-19 pandemic has been huge and should be further recognised. IVD2020 is dedicated to volunteers worldwide and aims at recognising their valuable contribution.

As per initiative of the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation, host of Dialogue Cafe Évora room, Dialogue Café members in Belgrade, Evora, Novi Sad and Lisbon will organise a session on volunteering with the aim of celebrating volunteer effort and recognising their contribution to the community in those harsh times. During the session, volunteers and social organisations invited will analyse the difficulties confronted by volunteers in times of covid-19 as well as identify new opportunities and frames for volunteering. Volunteers participating in the session will share also their views, motivations and experiences to show the benefits of volunteering.

Some of the questions to be raised during the debate are:

  • According to your experience, how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected volunteering?
  • What are the most important challenges faced by volunteers in the new era Covid-19?
  • How social distancing and restrictions imposed has affected your work as volunteer?
  • What about digital technology? Kindly let us know how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the use of digital technology in your work as volunteer?
  • Every crisis brings challenges, but also opportunities. Please identify new opportunities of volunteering brought by the new reality Covid-19 pandemic.
  • How do you see volunteering in the near future?
  • Share your best volunteering experience.

Check out the provisional programme and keep posted to know more!

Moderation: Inês Gonçalvez, Volunteers´Manager, Eugenio de Almeida Foundation

Dialogue Cafe Belgrade / Youth Office

  • Sonja Kuzman,  Volunteer at the Novak Djoković Foundation
  • Marija Stojanović, Red Cross Stari Grad

Dialogue Cafe Évora / ADRAL

  • Maria JoĂŁo Rosado, Volunteer
  • Alexandra Mota, National Association of Young Entrepreneurs

Dialogue Cafe Évora / Eugénio de Almeida Foundation

  • Gil Nobre, Cultural volunteer at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation and Volunteer at the High School Gabriel Pereira Club
  • Filipa Neves, Project Mind the Mind and National Association of Psychology Students
  • Francisca Sousa, Comission of Volunteer, Food Bank Against Hunger, Évora
  • Levi Filho, Cultural Volunteer and Volunteer at the Social Kitchen of the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation
  • Sandra Veladas, Volunteer at the Social Kitchen of the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation

Dialogue Novi Sad / Youth Office

  • Dr. Branka Cvetanović, OPENS – European Youth Capital Novi Sad

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Nov

22

Celebrating United Nations International Volunteer Day 2019 0 Reply

volunteer dayCONTEXT

By United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) mandate, the International Volunteer Day (IVD)[1] is celebrated annually on 5 December with the aim of celebrating volunteers and organisations efforts, promote their values and disseminate their work. The focus of the IVD 2019 is “Volunteers for an Inclusive Future” in order to highlight the role of volunteers in raising awareness, inspiring others and achieving the SDGs.

“Achieving #SDGs depends on empowerment, inclusion & equality of all people. Volunteer action widens spaces for engagement, including for remote & marginalized populations.” (UN Volunteer Programme)

There are many types of volunteering: skills-based, in developing countries, virtual, on learning programmes and schools, on environment, in an emergency, corporate and community based. Volunteers also play a key role in the implementation of social and third sectors organisations by implementing projects, involving communities, and supporting dissemination among many other tasks. Volunteers might work at the local as the international areas.

With the aim of celebrating the International Volunteer Day, Dialogue Café Évora lead by Eugenio de Almeida Foundation and Dialogue Café members in Cidade de Praia, Novi Pazar and Lisbon will organise a session on volunteering with the aim of celebrating volunteer effort and recognising their contribution to communities and the society. With this purpose, volunteers will be invited to participate in this session and share with us their views, motivations and experiences. During the session we will also discover the existing opportunities for volunteering and how beneficial can be to volunteer as well as will be invited to discuss the following questions, but not limited to:

– Why did you decide to volunteer?

– Advantages get with volunteering?

– Share your best volunteering experience

– How can we promote volunteering among the youngest generations? What about elder generations? 

Participation is free and open!

PROGRAMME

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – Eugenio de Almeida Foundation – Social Innovation Centre

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – ADRAL | EvoraTech Fab Lab 

  • DrÂş JosĂ© Tavares, Refood Évora
  • Nuno Rosmaninho, Humanitarian Centre of Évora – Cruz Vermelha (Red Cross)

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga)

  • Haris Imamović, Dialogue Novi Pazar Team
  • Amila Sarenkapic, Volunteer at Centar Duga

 

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REGISTRATION & CONTACTS

Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon – (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira/FEA (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (ana.valido@adral.pt)

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)

[1] Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985

Nov

27

Let´s celebrate the International Volunteer Day! 0 Reply

Volunteer Day

By UNGA mandate, the International Volunteer Day (IVD)[1] is celebrated annually on 5 December with the aim of celebrating volunteers and organisations efforts, promote their values and disseminate their work. The focus of the IVD 2018 is “Volunteers build Resilient Communities” in order to celebrate volunteer effort aimed at strengthening local ownership and community resilience. In the framework of the United Nations, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is mandated to support and promote IVD celebrations worldwide. Every year, over 6,500 UN Volunteers serve with UN entities in some of the most challenging environments across the world, and 12,000 UN Online Volunteers complete over 20,000 assignments online through the UNV Online Volunteering service.[2] According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 17 million of volunteers work each year across 189 countries tirelessly to ensure that the most vulnerable people in communities have access to services and support.[3] Volunteering offers vital support to people in need and the community, but benefits can be also greater for the volunteer. There are many types of volunteering: skills-based, in developing countries, virtual, on learning programmes and schools, on environment, in an emergency, corporate and community based.

With the aim of celebrating the International Volunteer Day, Dialogue Café Association and its members in Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on Volunteering and Community Service with the aim of celebrating volunteer effort and recognising their contribution to communities and the society. With this purpose, projects and volunteers will be invited to participate in this session and share with us their views, motivations and experiences. During the session we will also discover the existing opportunities for volunteering and how beneficial can be also to volunteer. During the discussion some questions will be raised such as How to engage the new generations in long-term volunteering; Education for volunteering, yes or no?; Volunteering is for everyone? The role of Volunteering as an instrument for inclusion; the role of the cultural volunteer as mediator in learning.

Programme

Dialogue Café Évora (Eugênio de Almeida Foundation): 

Dialogue Café Wroclaw (Mediateka)

  • Tomasz GrabiĹ„ski, Mediateka‘s coordinator for DC projects
  • Martyna Gontarz, WrocĹ‚aw Municipal Library’s coordinator for foreign volunteers
  • Johanna Cruz, Volunteer from Equador working in Mediateka

Dialogue Café Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University)

For further information, contact us : info@dialoguecafe.org

 

[1] Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985

[2] UNV

[3] Global Review on Volunteering Report, IFRC, 2015

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. https://vimeo.com/dcafe Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29