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Eurodiaconia Conference Volunteering Cluj-Napoca/ Romania 4 th March 2008 Presented by Eszter Bogyo – EDYN Executive Director Emese Závodi – EDYN Board.

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1 Eurodiaconia Conference Volunteering Cluj-Napoca/ Romania 4 th March 2008 Presented by Eszter Bogyo – EDYN Executive Director Emese Závodi – EDYN Board Member, Prog. Dir. of ÖDÉ

2 Introduction 1. EDYN – What is it? 2. Volunteering in EDYN 3. Inclusion by EDYN

3 1. EDYN – What is it? The Ecumenical Diaconal Year Network (EDYN) is a network of ecumenical Christian, voluntary service programmes that send and receive volunteers within Europe and world- wide. The programmes provide opportunities for full-time, long-term voluntary service in social and educational institutions, projects and church congregations. 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

4 EDYN‘s Objectives Provide opportunities for long-term vol. service Organise exchange of volunteers Co-ordinate non-formal education and support for the volunteers Develop common standards and goals Promote vol. service Support the setting up of voluntary service programs Share experiences, learn and support each other Lobbying concerning the improvement of vol. service‘s conditions 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

5 History of EDYN Post war beginning: Diaconal Year in D 1980‘s: loose relationship (F, B, S, NL, DK) 1992: decision to create EDYN (Strassbourg) 1993: first formal meeting of network: D, DK, NL, S, F, B, US, UK. Goal: 10% of vol‘s be foreign 1994: membership in AVSO EDYN helps chuches in I, PL, H, CZ, SL, RO develop vol service programs st multilateral project of EDYN RGDTS 2005: Formal incorporation (in NL)  Members from other continenets  Development of standards, formalization 2008: establishement of EDYN office with ED in Budapest 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

6 M e m b e r s of EDYN USA: ÖDÉ

7 Goals of EDYN Generally: Help individuals, groups, communities in need Further the causes of justice, peace and the integrity of creation Express faith through service For the Volunteers: Intercultural and ecumenic learning Encourage awareness of social and political responsibility Advancement on his/ her faith journey Develop workplace skills Grow in independance and maturity 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

8 2. Volunteering in EDYN Engagement in LONG TERM Voluntary service... Unpaid, full-time activity for defined period Agreement between Vol. Vol. Org. Placement No compulsion No job substitution Promote common good; non profit Personal, social and intercultural learning process 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

9 Longterm Volunteering... Small part of volunteering in general Volunteering Full-time vol. Service – short term Long- term vol. service 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

10 Learning Objective Reflection: environmental change  re- evaluation and reflection Contribution: shift in preception  from dependant to contributor Participation: development of interpersonal and -cultural skills Independance: establishment of individual identity through distance 3 core emements: In-service Learning Individual Learning Group Learning  Group Learning Process 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

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12 3. Inclusion by EDYN Dedication to the inclusion of (young) people with fewer opportunities Challange of meeting the needs of the disadvantaged volunteers 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

13 Examples People with less educational opportunities Young people with disabilities Drug rehabilitated young people Young offenders (Jacob project) All Ages: volunteer program for elderly RGDTS: Roma-Gadje Dialogue Through Service 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

14 All Ages... for people over age group (18-30 y)... most interest from people over 30 or older than 50 years... intergenerational volunteer service of individual cases (pilot project)  EDYN project and application in differences & challanges compared to other volunteer programs 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

15 All Ages - Challenges Duration of volunteer service Seminars/ conferences Individual support Preparation of placements Question of language skills Funding 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

16 3. Inclusion by EDYN  RGDTS 1. EDYN - What is it?  Objectives  History  Members  Goals 2. Volunteering  Longterm  Learning Objectiv  GLP 3. Inclusion by EDYN  All Ages  RGDTS

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