EU Aid Volunteers Guidelines for Local Organisations

The EU Aid Volunteers. Guidelines for Local Organisations publication, available in six languages, is specifically addressed to organisations active in the humanitarian field and willing to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. It is designed as a means to help organisations obtain the necessary certification to host EU Aid Volunteers.

The European Union (EU) Aid Volunteers initiative focuses on strengthening the European Union’s capacity to deliver needs-based humanitarian aid by engaging European citizens and long-term residents, from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diversity of skills and professional experience, to get involved in humanitarian aid projects, support the provision of needs-based humanitarian aid and engage in volunteering opportunities, through deployment and online-volunteering.

This publication is a document designed to support local organisations in the various aspects related to their participation in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. These guidelines cover the key aspects of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, the management of volunteers and tools to build the capacity and resilience of local communities affected by disasters. For this reason, it can be useful for those organisations that are still engaged in the certification process.

This document is conceived as a toolkit providing guidance on 10 topics/tools ranging from humanitarian principles to the competence framework and visibility guidelines. Each tool contains a brief explanation of the subject matter, reference to EU guidelines, reference documents for the implementation of the EUAV initiative and, in some cases, checklists designed to guide and support organisations in the daily implementation of activities.

This toolkit has been produced by GVC in the frame of the project EU AID VOLUNTEERS – GETTING INVOLVED: maximize the capacity of hosting organizations to be involved in and prepared for the EU Aid Volunteers initiative (n. 2014 – 3392 / 005 – 001), co-financed by the European Union and implemented in collaboration with Alianza por la Solidaridad, Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAid), AWO International e V., Mouvement Paysan de Papaye (MPP), GVC Tunisie, AWO International e.V. Nepal, AWO International e.V. Guatemala, Association Villageoise d’Entraide et de Développement Communautaire (AVEDEC), ANAP/K – Association Neerwaya pour l’appui à l’autopromotion des communautés du Koulpelogo. 

Guidelines for Local Organisations








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