Less management activities and more specific projects
Will carry out more of today's welfare state undertakings</li></li></ul><li>How Swedes get involved<br /><ul><li> Volunteering carried out within volunteer organizations as an active dimension of organizational membership. “Inherited” from their parents.
The development of the welfare state during the post war period – volunteers were not less active, but focused on other areas than welfare work such as sport and culture</li></li></ul><li>Volunteer centres (Frivilligcentral) in Sweden<br /><ul><li>Information offices for volunteering activities
An interface for people who want to volunteer (for individuals directly or through organizations)
The volunteer centres aim to make local volunteer activities more visible and highlight its importance
It facilitates the conditions for organizations, groups and single persons, so they can contribute to their local environment.
They are a complement to the governmental and private sector initiatives</li></li></ul><li>/Volontärbyrån/<br />Volontärbyråns website is the preferred site for volunteer opportunities in Sweden. We act as an intermediary as well as offering training for volunteer coordinators and managers.<br />www.volontarbyran.org<br />
Sweden's leading volunteer cooperation<br /><ul><li>Over 20,000 coupled volunteer contacts
Arrange foundation courses, project and in-depth courses
Gather volunteer coordinators for a national meeting
Shares knowledge and experience in a simple, easy and understandable way; via our website, newsletters and virtual network</li></li></ul><li>Issues for the future - volunteering<br />Organizations<br /><ul><li>Help the organizations to formulate concrete and clear assignments based on own needs. From this perspective, pinpoint new groups of people than those they reach today.
To stimulate organizations to reflect on what the individual membership really means today.
To stimulate the organizations to actively find out how to reach people who don’t get the question to volunteer today.
To stimulate cooperation between organizations and cooperation with public administration.
Measure the value of voluntary work, not just in economic terms but also in terms of general health and wellbeing</li></li></ul><li>In a Swedish context infrastructure for volunteering include:<br /><ul><li>Building capacity and competence within the sector by providing a structure and methods for knowledge and learning
Provide an accessible structure for recruitment of volunteers, which Volontärbyrån in part provide today
Building a mirrored structure relative the public and state sector with voluntary sector bodies at local, regional and national level
Increased funding and support for voluntary sector research to provide us with a better and stronger knowledge base relative what currently exist.</li></li></ul><li>The Swedish agreement in English: http://www.regeringen.se/content/1/c6/09/14/87/edcb9894.pdf<br />For more information:<br />www.socialforum.se<br />www.volontarbyran.org<br />