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European Year of Volunteering 2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The majority of people we at work with in Pastoral Councils and on other committees in the Churches are volunteers. Everyday we are reminded how volunteering is the life blood of both our churches and other community organizations. So today we would like to highlight the 2011 European Year of Volunteering.

The EU has designated 2011 as the European Year of Volunteering, in recognition of the important role voluntary work plays in European society.

In giving the European Year 2011 to Volunteering (EYV2011), the European Union is acknowledging the importance of volunteering in creating a more democratic, caring and responsible society. The European Year will raise awareness about the contributions of, and the challenges faced by, millions of volunteers across the EU, whose efforts help to create a more democratic, caring and responsible society. In the European Union, almost 100 million citizens of all ages invest their time, talents and money to make a positive contribution to their community by volunteering in society organisations, youth clubs, hospitals, schools, in sport clubs, etc.
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