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Analytical research about volunteering in Poland: Acknowledgments and PR

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    • Volunteering in Poland. Acknowledgement s and PR www.wolontariat.org.pl
    • Acknowledgements
    • Definition
      • Volunteering:
      • Activity bringing benefits to more than just
      • one’s friends and family, offered of one’s
      • own will, consciously and free of charge
      • The History
      • Willing of the freedom, independent
      • Tradition of charity and philantrophy
      • Turning against the politic system
      • Today
      • Explosion of non profit sector (45 000 organisations)
      • Increasing of the volunteering and pro bono work
      • First Volunteer Centre in Poland created in 1993
      • Mission: to promote public participation and develop models to further the process of satisfying human needs through volunteering
    • The Volunteer Centre Network Słupsk Gdańsk Elbląg Warszawa Łódź Lublin Kielce Katowice 8 Regional Centres in Poland, 60 Local Centres Volunteer Job Exchange Offices Training for volunteers and coordinators of volunteers Thematic volunteer programmes Assistance in Volunteer Bureau establishment Consultations on social programme development and implementation
      • NGO’s
      • education, ecology, social welfare, health care, culture and art, human rights, sport, etc.
      • Public institutions social welfare centres, schools, nurseries, orphanages, hospitals, cultural centres, local day-rooms, libraries, etc.
      • The unformal groups
      • The Volunteer Centre Network in Poland
      • Business and their employees (Corporate Social Responsibility partners)
      Where are the volunteers?
    • The governmental supporting
      • The Department of Public Benefit, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
      • ACT OF LAW of April 24th 2003
      • The strategies of development of volunteering (regions, cities, communities)
    • The NGO’s supporting Workshops for volunteers, company workers, NGO workers or other institutions workers Consultations for organizations, institutions The Box of Charity – Internet database contacting people in need with volunteers www.wolontariat.org.pl Free hotline concerning volunteering 0 800 300 594 Since November 2006 consultations have lasted for over 300 hours! Mentors advising coordinators of volunteer
    • Volunteering Programmes (examples) Volunteer Job Exchange Volunteering in Welfare Centres Volunteering- first step on the labour market Volunteering in hospitals Volunteering in schools
    • Volunteering Programmes (examples) Corporate Volunteering Voluntary Skills Academy Strategy for volunteering in Poland Volunteering for refugees
    • Manuals
      • „ How to find and keep a volunteer ”
      • „ Volunteering makes fun”
      • „ Volunteering in school" 
      • „ Voluntary service in polish law" 
      • „ How to cooperate with the volunteers?" 
      • „ Annual nr 2  - Volunteering – new view on the social work”
    • Manuals
      • „ Annual nr 7 – the Colours of volunteering”
      • „ Portfolio- the index of the skills”
      • „ How to train the volunteers”- the hand out
      • „ How to train the coordinators”- the hand out
      • „ The album of the gold study cases”
      • „ The students’ volunteering” (manuals for schools and volunteers)
    • Promotion & PR
    • Volunteer Centres Network in Poland: www.wolontariat.org.pl Program „Corporate Volunteering”: www.wolontariat.biz.pl about 2 500 guests monthly Program „Volunteering in Social Welfare Centres” www.wolontariat.ops.pl about 3 000 guests monthly www.wolontariat.ngo.pl Campaign „Helping makes you stronger” http:// www.arcww.com.pl/wolontariat / Websites
    • IT Management since 2008
      • 60 local www administrators
      • 60 local websites
      • responsible for the volunteers and NGO/institutions requitment on the local level
      • every day we receive a several new applications
    • The Box of Charity Internet database of volunteers
      • since December 16 th 2005
      • 944 offers from organizations from the whole country
      • 6782 applications from volunteers willing to help
    • I. Promotion campaign „Who is first to volunteer?” 2001 Partner: Commercial Union Polska Date: September 2001 Reach: nationwide Channels of communication: press, Internet Principal: Volunteer Centre Executer: advertising agency Leo Burnett Media House: Starcom
    • II. Campaign „You can be my legs” Partner: Commercial Union Polska Date: September 2001 Reach: nationwide Channels of communication: press, Internet Principal: Volunteer Centre Executer: advertising agency Leo Burnett Media House: Starcom
    • III. Campaign „Helping makes you stronger” Partner: Polish Telecommunication, Commercial Union Polska Date: September 2001- December 2007 Reach: nationwide Channels of communication: press, Internet Principal: Volunteer Centre Executer: advertising agency Leo Burnett Media House: Starcom EFIE 2007 – Bronze winner EPICA 2006 - Silver winner eurobest 2006 – Bronze winner
    • Since 2001 Nationwide Competition „Colours of Volunteering” Gala of Volunteering is a ceremonial end of the competition- presenting statues The Best of the best; transmitted live on Polish Television Channel 2 Candidates are nominated in such spheres like: · Social Welfare and Health Care System · Education, Sport, Culture · Helping disable people · Ecology · Local development and democracy · Corporate Volunteering Stars of Gala of Volunteering: The famous Polish singers/bands: Kaja, Lady Punk, Grzegorz Turnau, Janusz Radek, Edyta Geppert, Kukiz, Edyta Górniak, Raz Dwa Trzy, Stachursky, Perfekt, Wojciech Młynarski, Laureaci Festiwalu Zaczarowanej Piosenki 2005 etc. Competition „The Colour of Volunteering” and Gala of Volunteering
    • The Media December 5th The Press conference
    • Volunteering in Poland. Motivating the volunteers www.wolontariat.org.pl
      • NGO’s and their beneficiaries
      • education, ecology, social welfare, health care, culture and art, human rights, sport, etc.
      • Public institutions and their beneficiaries – social welfare centres, schools, nurseries, orphanages, hospitals, cultural centres ,local day-rooms, libraries, etc.
      • The unformal groups
      • The Volunteer Centre Network in Poland
      • Business and their employees (Corporate Social Responsibility partners)
      Different places- different motivations
      • „ Volunteering, charity and 1%. R eport of the survey ”
      • Purpose: to observe changes in the condition of the civil participation in Poland and to find out the basic data about the structure, functioning, needs, opinions and problems of the volunteering and charity in Poland.
      • Editions: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
      • C ommission : Klon/Jawor Association and the Volunteer Centre Association in Warsaw
      • E xecution : SMG/KRC A Millward Brown Company
      Research
    • Research 2007 4 000 000 Poles volunteered in 2007
    • Age of the volunteers
    • Education of the volunteers
    • Number of hours/month
    • 60 ,0 % for religious/moral/political reasons 35,2 % i f I help others, they will also help me 34,4 % f or pleasure 23,0 % to meet new people, to feel useful 20,7 % I cannot refuse Why do I volunteer ? RESEARCH 2007
    • 17,4 % my friends and family members are volunteers 11,5 % to learn, to develop my skills 3,9 % to repay my debt to others (someone has helped me in the past) 0,6 % another answer 5,8 % I do not remember Why do I volunteer? RESEARCH 2007
    • 34,8 % I do not have a time 33,6 % I’m not interested in, I’ve never though about volunteering 14,8 % I must care of my family 14,3 % no one asked me 6,8 % I don’t know what can I give W hy do I not volunteer? RESEARCH 2007
    • 5,4 % I don’t know any interesting group/organization 3,1 % I don’t trust the organizations 2,7 % I don’t know where I can find the information 2,0 % I have a bad experience W hy do I not volunteer? RESEARCH 2007
    • Youth: Education, experience, curiosity, determination of one’s own identity, a way to find a job Middle-aged citizens: Personal fulfilment, a way to abreact stress suffered at work, counterbalance to everyday hardship, to bring more ‘humanitarian’ aspects to one’s life Retired citizens: A need to be active, share one’s experience and knowledge with others, contact with other people, a chance to follow passions one never has had time for Volunteers motivations
    • M aslow's hierarchy of needs The need for self realisation - need of realisation of one's own possibilities   The need for positive self esteem , the need of ego - self esteem, status, authority   The social needs - friendship, belonging, acceptation   The need for safety - protection against being hurt or threaten, deprivation   The physiological needs - food, drink, roof over one's head
    • Volunteer Centre Association Nowolipki 9b Street, 00-151 Warszawa phone: (+48 22) 635-27-73 fax: (+48 22) 635-27-73, w. 34 www.wolontariat.org.pl