Volunteering in Poland

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Presentation about volunteering in Poland. SenVol second meeting, Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain; February 2012.

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Volunteering in Poland

  1. 1. Looking for an official definition of voluntary work• Law regulations• Definition by the Volunteer Centres network• Definition by the Klon/Jawor Association
  2. 2. The history of voluntary work in Poland• First volunteering – Christian roots of charitable and philanthropic organisations• Between the wars: development• After the World War II• 1990s• Current situation
  3. 3. The field and areas of voluntary work• Kinds of institutions most often supported by volunteers• Examples of big assiociations – WOŚP, OSP, GOPR, WOPR• Other examples
  4. 4. Statistics and data• Trends in recent years• Short-lived and one-time actions• Who are the volunteers?
  5. 5. Motivations• Motivation by religious, moral, and political views vs more pragmatic approach towards volunteering.• Different inspiration for volunteering in different age groups• Reasons of not taking part in voluntary work
  6. 6. Gender patterns• Equal levels of involvement of women and men• Differences between male and female volunteers

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