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Be a volunteer at least for a one day and change the world! The Italian project “Volontari per un giorno” is aimed at showing Italians how many interesting initiatives are undertaken around them. The organizers have created an online platform where every organization can add an offer for volunteers. Then everyone, who would like to try out volunteering, could answer the offer and do a task individually or with a group of people. Until now 97 organizations have added 163 offers for e-volunteers to the website. The total number of e-volunteering positions was about 10700 at the end of 2011.

E-volunteers are offered with a wide range of activities in 4 spheres: Cultural, Environment/animals, Civil work and international relations, People in need.

Here e-volunteers can participate in cultural events and collaborate with organizers. - Environment/animals - volunteers are involved in projects on protection of natural environment and animal life. The third field - Civil work and international relations – involves activities and events open to citizens who can promote new ways of living and using particular areas of the city to promote active citizenship, responsibility and sustainability. The other projects, like teaching Italian to foreigners, enable representatives of different cultures to communicate with each other. Various types of international cooperation and fair trade possibilities offer e-volunteers to gain working experience, like selling ethnic products in shops. The field "People in need" offers e-volunteers a chance to assist and support patients in hospitals, the disabled and other people in need. E-volunteers also have a chance to cooperate with volunteers of those organizations and organize events to involve targeted people into the cultural life.

The initiative was a part of activity organized to promote European Year of Volunteering 2011 and was realized together with Koinetica , KPMG , Forum del terzo settore Lombardia, Fondazione Sodalitas, Fond. IULM, CSR Manager Network Italia, AIM (Associazione Interessi Metropolitani), Milano Altruista, AIESEC.

Name of organization: Associazione Ciessevi – Centro Servizi per il Volontariato nella provincial di Milano
Project title: Volontari per uno giorno
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