Former Yugoslavia trains social workers, police in volunteer management on IVD
04 December 2002
Belgrade: The Volunteer Centre Belgrade held a two-day training on volunteer management for persons who help solve social problems, such as members of the police force, social workers, nurses and doctors, lawyers and judges in celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD).
The training was aimed at teaching people who are directly addressing social problems how to work with volunteers and implement volunteer programmes in their respective agencies.
On 5 December, the Volunteer Centre Belgrade invited a group of volunteers to paint walls and redecorate the offices of Centre for Social Work, a government agency that deals with social welfare and family protection.
In addition, the Echumen Humanitarian Organization, together with local volunteers, distributed volunteer information materials in Novi Sad, north of Belgrade. In Pozega, a town south of the capital, a group of local volunteers performed musicals and donated the proceeds to the local Centre for Social Work.
The Volunteer Centre Belgrade is a programme of the Centre for Development of Non-profit Sector, a non-governmental organization that provides information, documentation counseling and research services. Established in 1998, the Volunteer Centre's main goal to "aid in the renewal and development of the idea and practice of the volunteer work in the FR (former) Yugoslavia".