Only What You Give is Yours

The main aim of the “Only What You Give is Yours” project is to create EU relationship forward in founding and recognizing cross-border volunteerism.

Featured News

1.10-04.10.2021

Meeting all partners

17.12 – 20.12.2021

(Tirana, Albania) – Round Table

10.06 – 14.06.2022

(Athens, Greece) – Photo Exhibition – “Discover Who You Truly Are”

10.06 – 14.06.2022

(Sarajevo, BiH) – Seminar & Karl Popper Debate

Objectives

We are raising awareness of the volunteerism and sharing experience of volunteering CSO-s as well as the potential of volunteer work at the transnational level.

Especially among youth, minorities, and disadvantaged citizens, starting with those in the application, in providing information, support, contribution, and humanitarian assistance, as well as connection line between CSO-s and public bodies in the time of the crises.

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“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank

“We only have what we give.”
― Isabel Allende

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O’VISOR RAISING AWARENESS

A reason for this specific expertise arisen from initiatives within CSOs in providing civil protection and/or humanitarian assistance and in emergency situations as well as in finding common solutions concerning the promotion of voluntarism, importance of support, help, and solidarity with the minorities, migrants, refugees, people fewer opportunities especially nowadays when all countries are suffering due to Covid-19 and migrations in EU and WB countries. As a result of this situation, we have increased domestic violence, violence on the streets, stress, mental illness, and hate speech.

What we want to show is that voluntary-based CSO has a vital role in dealing with health and social care in the interest of all local and foreign citizens as they serve, migrants, and refugees, including people in need and all those who are at risk of social exclusion. Partners will try to inspire, raise awareness of voluntarism and solidarity through photography, videography, and storytelling in innovative ways and to strengthen lines in their respective volunteer networks, especially when including third-countries nationals and representing the interest of disadvantage local and foreign citizens regardless of their origin.

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Raise awareness of voluntarism

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Voluntary-based CSO has a vital role in dealing with health and social care

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Did you know?

“Volunteering can help improve your mental health by giving you feelings of gratitude for what you have in your own life. This new perspective can help you see things more clearly and feel inspired to keep doing the great work you’re involved with. When seeking help with mental health issues, often people will be advised to take part in volunteering projects in their spare time, to serve as a distraction from unhappy feelings but also a new focus.”

Did you know?

“The main things people wish to experience when they volunteer are: cultural immersion, a feeling that they’re giving back to a community, the feeling of being part of a team, and finally for educational reasons. These are some of the reasons that people choose to come back time and time again to do more volunteering!”

Did you know?

“In a study on 3,000 employers, 84% of these agreed that volunteering makes a candidate more appealing to them, making them more likely to offer a second interview. This is no surprise! Volunteers make it clear that they are willing to help others for nothing in return, this attitude is transferrable into the workplace. If you’re accustomed to helping others for nothing, imagine how helpful you’ll be when you’re being paid for your time!”

Did you know?

“Many people define volunteering as the selfless act to help others and improve a situation you have the power to change. Volunteering is about looking at a place that needs help, and working towards finding a solution as a team. Volunteering is centered around the idea that if people get together, they can make a huge difference.”

Did you know?

“Volunteering helps physical health- including decreasing the likelihood of high blood pressure development by 40%. Participants in one study had their blood pressure tested before a year of volunteering, after one year, and after four years. Those who volunteered an average of 200 hours a year, 3-4 hours a week, were 40% less likely to develop high blood pressure, even four years later!”

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“68% of volunteers in one survey agreed that volunteering helped them feel less isolated. By being part of a team with a common goal, they bond with strangers, increase their social interactions and combat the depression that comes with isolation. It also nurtures their sense of belonging, purpose and expands their support system.”

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“Volunteers are at the forefront of every major conflict, natural disaster and other acute shock. Less visibly, every day and everywhere, all types of people are volunteering to tackle stresses that test their resilience, such as poor education, ill health and poverty. In many communities, particularly where public support and safety nets are absent, volunteering emerges as a fundamental survival strategy, because it enables collective strategies for managing risk.”

Did you know?

“Volunteering can help connect you with other people. When you volunteer in something you’re interested in, it connects you to your community and help others. You will also have the opportunity to make new friends or build connections to jobs you’re interested in. You can also learn new skills. If you regularly meet with others with common interests, it can make it easier to reach out and connect to others.”

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