EYV 2011Fingal CountyLaunch and information sessionStuart Garland & Glynis Dunne
AGENDA Welcome Introduction to EYV 2011 Video from launch in Brussels The Link to IYV 2001 + 10 Events in Fingal and Ireland How you can get involved Break out groups – more ideas EYV 2011 Promotional video
VOLUNTEERING IN EUROPE More than 100 million Europeans engage in voluntary activities. A Eurobarometer survey in 2006 revealed that 3 out of 10 Europeans claim to be active in a voluntary capacity. Close to 80% of respondents feel that voluntary activities are an important part of democratic life in Europe.
VOLUNTEERING IN IRELAND The network of Volunteer Centres in Ireland dealt with over 13,000 registrations in 2010. Of these: 61% have never volunteered before 68% are aged 35 or under, of which 50% are 25 or younger 40% of people find out about Volunteer Centres via the internet and more than 75% of registrations come through the web The most popular area in which people want to volunteer is youth / children or education / literacy - but 10% of people don't know what they want to do, they just know they want to do something! 38% are motivated to volunteer primarily from altruistic reasons (give back; make a difference; do something in the community) 33% by other needs (gain / improve skills; free time; work experience)
THE LINK TO IYV +10 2011 is the tenth anniversary of the 2000 International Year of Volunteers and is being marked by IYV+10. IYV+10 and the European Year of Volunteering (EYV 2011) are linked together and share many of their goals. EYV 2011 and IYV+10 provide an opportunity for engagement with both the EU and UN policy debates about volunteering and to celebrate and promote volunteering in all its forms through different governmental and non-governmental structures. Volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations are encouraged to engage with the activities offered by EYV 2011 and IYV+10 to promote volunteering and improve volunteering infrastructures for volunteer-involving organisations, volunteers and their communities.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED Featuring the EYV 2011 logo on any materials you may be producing including your email signature Feature an EYV 2011 banner ad on your web site and link it Fingal Volunteer Centre. Download one of the EYV 2011 resource and information packs from our web site Ask a local celebrity, politician or outstanding member of your community to attend your International Volunteer Day (IVD) event on 5th December to thank your volunteers them for their contribution to your organisation during the year. Why not focus your recruitment drive for volunteers during the year? Engage tomorrows volunteers – children and youth. Share information about your local activities with your local Volunteer Centre and the National Coordinating Body in Ireland (Volunteering Ireland). Why not send some of your volunteers along to attend local, regional or national conferences during the year to say thanks for their dedication? Attend the opening and closing ceremonies for EYV 2011
EVEN MORE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED Pay a visit to the EYV 2011 Roadshow (Dublin 22 – 28 August) Encourage Volunteer Managers within your organisation to attend Volunteer Management Training. Get involved in the National Day of Volunteering / National Volunteer Week Recognisethe contribution of your volunteer managers on International Volunteer Managers Day Host an event to distribute awards to outstanding volunteers and volunteer initiatives Nominate your volunteers for any of the local, regional and national volunteer awards, you can find details on your local volunteer Centre’s web site. Give certificates for volunteer solidarity action during 2011, templates can be obtained from Fingal Volunteer Centre Create and/or contribute to volunteer-related publications (Main EYV web site) Focus your press message on the one issue you want to convey, whether is news about an upcoming event or promotion of an opinion.