During the 2 module education held in May 2018 in Petrinja, 24 representatives of public institutions and civil society organisations from the Sisak-Moslavina County, Pakrac, Lipik, Grubišno Polje, Zagreb and Virovitica have been trained to perform the role of a volunteer coordinator. The training was conducted by Local Democracy Agency Sisak and IKS association within the project “On volunteering waves – an infrastructure for strong and connected communities”.
The first module held in the Association IKS premises 3-4 May, the participants get to know with the basic concept of volunteering, relevant legislation, volunteer’ management cycle, volunteer’ programs’ quality standards, volunteer programs action plan development and volunteer program development.
The second module held 16-17 May focused on methodology for recruiting and selecting volunteers, needed steps in introducing volunteers into their tasks, evaluating volunteers and programs and on methods for quality monitoring and effective communication in coordinating volunteers.
Martina Jambrović (LDA Sisak) and Boris Negeli (Association IKS) conducted the training, supported by the Jela Prgić Znika (Volunteer Centre Zagreb). The training combined different interactive group and individual methods which enabled participants to practice new knowledge on concrete examples within the whole volunteer’ management cycle. The training produced new volunteer’ programs to be implemented in the Sisak General Hospital, Children Home Vrbina Sisak, High School “Ivan Trnski” Hrvatska Kostajnica and in the Association for promoting inclusion.
The project ”On volunteering waves – an infrastructure for strong and connected communities” is lead by the Volunteer Centre Zagreb in partnership with the LDA Sisak, Association IKS, ACT Group, Network of organisations Zagor, Home for elderly people ”Centre” and the Croatian centre for volunteering development. The project total value is 697,924.69 HRK and is funded by the European Union from the European Social Fund under the Operational Program for Effective Human Resources 2014 – 2020 and the Office for civil society organizations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.