The role of volunteers is very important in all societies. The experience can be life changing, it introduces you to new people and cultures and is an excellent way to gain experience, enhance your future career and improve your CV.
If you wish to find a Maltese organisation for your voluntary work you can view the list here. The Voluntary Sector Council also works to support the development of a more effective and efficient voluntary and community sector in Malta and Gozo through the delivery of a range of support and capacity building services including information, advice and training. You can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 25677264
The European Youth Portal lists several organisations that will open your eyes to the many opportunities for volunteer work that exist about living, learning and working in Malta and Europe.
European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young Europeans with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, thus contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and to promoting young people’s active citizenship. For all young people aged 18 to 30 who are willing to spend from two up to 12 months abroad, EVS is a true learning experience. You can view a list of EVS projects on EVS database
Youth Networks makes youth work easier and more efficient. It is an online network based on the needs of international youth organisations. This network is an initiative of NoBorders and it has been funded with support from the European Commission. With Youth Networks, you will be able to; Search for Youth project(s); Search for (EVS) vacancies; Apply online for (EVS) projects; Participate in online brainstorming; Search for partners and much more.
The EYV Alliance is an open, informal group of a growing number of European networks active in volunteering and will use EYV 2011 to say: “THANK YOU”: Celebrating and recognising the efforts and contribution of volunteers and volunteering organisations.”YOU CAN”: Empowering, promoting and facilitating new people to volunteer.
You can tell your share your story with other Europeans by visiting the website dedicated to European Year 2011
The Volunteering Tour will visit EU countries over a one-year period. Each stage of the tour in each Member State will last for approximately ten days, and will provide volunteers with an opportunity to exhibit their work, meet one another, engage with policy-makers and the general public, convey their energy and enthusiasm, and discuss key issues for the future of their work. The tour will be in Valletta in December 2011…stay in touch with the Volunteering tour-stops in the other countries
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.