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Volunteer & GO! (Vol’Go) was an international youth cooperation project funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (2022-2024). Vol’Go ended officially at the end of February 2024, but this page stays active and offers information and articles about inclusive volunteering, as well all the materials created during the Volunteer&GO! -project. In case you want to offer an article to this page or have any other ideas or questions concerning youth inclusive volunteering, contact the Vol’Go -coordinator Anna Purola anna.purola@sosped.fi.

Volunteer and GO!

Voluntary work is a way to reinforce one’s activity, personal development, inclusion and participation in society. Through volunteering also influencing the society is possible. It gives one the possibility to concretely act for the environment and to get a feeling of self-capability and self-efficacy. Youth and young adults with mental health problems or other difficulties and reasons to exclusion, sometimes need more guidance and support in their volunteering process. The threshold for youth participating in volunteering should be as low as possible, despite of mental and other social barriers – and also when the volunteering takes place in another European country.

Supported, accessible and inclusive volunteering is like a bridge from social exclusion to participation. International inclusive and supported volunteering management for youth needs structures and networks so that participating is safe and the approach of youth workers takes root to be mental sensitive. That is what Volunteer & GO! is about. Get to know the project result descriptions of Volunteer and GO! here.

The partner organizations:

The transnational project partners in Vol’Go are Sosped (Finland), Stando (Cyprus), Pista Magica (Portugal) and MaMa (Slovenia). All partners share a vision of developing inclusive volunteering and participation possibilities for marginalized youth and other target groups. Get to know all Vol’Go -partners here.