Town of Sisak Committee for Development of Volunteering’ 2nd session
The Town of Sisak Committee for Development of Volunteering met again on 10th October 2016 on the premises of “Sisak Association of Blind People”. The purpose of the Committee is to monitor the implementation of the Sisak Local Voluntary Policy 2015-2020 and to enable an environment for community development led by volunteering.
The Committee adopted documents related to opening calls for the Committee logo design, Annual Prize for Sisak Volunteers and, for the first time, Annual Prize for Sisak Volunteer’ Coordinators.
Within the session the upcoming activities of the Volunteer’ centre Sisak have been discused. “One novelty is the organisation of the traditional annual Fair of associations in May at promenade alongside river Kupa in Sisak, instead of in December like so far.”, explained Mrs Paula Raužan, the Committee Coordinator, president of the LDA Sisak – Operational partner of ALDA. The new round of the training for volunteer’ coordinators is starting this month. It is an excellent opportunity to build capacities in associations and public institutions for the development of high quality voluntary programs in Sisak area. Alongside the training, non-formal meetings of volunteers and thematic meetings of volunteer’ coordinators are planned with the purpose to exchange on best practices and mutual learning. Except of promoting and developing volunteering, the purpose of the meetings is to get to know better Law on Volunteering, rights and obligations of volunteers, and with idea and purpose of volunteering itself.
The Committee members adopted changes of particular activities and concluded that our local community needs more new activates dedicated to recognition and acceptation of values promoted by volunteering but moreover, for inclusive participation of all citizens in active community development.