Who are called volunteers
Translated from the French "volunteer" means "volunteer". Representatives of the volunteer movement sincerely believe that to perform meaningful community service and to assist those in need should not for a material interest, and completely disinterested. In fact, a volunteer is a person who performs public in meaningful work on a Pro Bono basis. The remuneration of volunteers is getting the appreciation and gratitude of the people.
The main motive in the activities of the volunteers is the desire to feel their own importance and usefulness to society. The area of activity of the modern volunteers is very broad. They help in the preparation of public actions and in their implementation, distribute information, participate in educational programs. In many countries there are laws governing volunteer activities. Many voluntary organisations contribute to the strengthening of social relations.
Basic principles of volunteering – the voluntary and social activity. Volunteerism the practice of various forms of mutual assistance, including the provision of social services to those who truly need them. All types of civic involvement of volunteers in their communities aimed at achieving the public good.
Volunteering as a form of social assistance
Active assistance volunteers provide to those segments of the population who most need to participate and social care. Volunteers can often be found in the social protection of the population in nursing homes. The scope of the volunteers are also facilities for persons with disabilities and orphanages. Volunteers are involved in collecting things for those who were in the disaster area or affected after the fire.
Not to say that in all cases the work of volunteers is not paid. But most of the volunteers work in exchange for experience, knowledge and skills, establish useful personal contacts. For young people volunteering is often the first step on the path to professional growth and a way to make an informed choice of future areas of its core activities.
Volunteer teaching staff for public and non-governmental organizations. Volunteers have an invaluable experience of social interaction and often better than any of the officials aware of the situation in their chosen field. Work as a volunteer contributes to the formation of leaders who are willing to participate in the activities of state and public bodies responsible for the work in the social sphere.