The door to the world of volunteering is open

Seniors (50+) from Gulbene and organizations have opened the door to the world of volunteering, which provides satisfaction, unforgettable emotions, the development of new or existing skills, new friends, impressions, adventures and many more good things and feelings.

In order to help seniors understand the essence and benefits of volunteering and encourage they and organizations to engage in it in the long term, in February we launched non-formal, practical lessons.

„It is very easy to work with seniors, because they are open to the whole new, have fun in activities, express their opinions, discuss. We laugh very much and charge each other positively. We also started working with organizations successfully. Every organization is responsive and cooperative. We got closer to the first lesson and it became clear that long-term volunteer work in Gulbene is very possible,” says trainer Liene.

The training participant Anita admits that the process of the classes is interesting. It is an opportunity to communicate with others, share experience, get to know another culture, learn new languages as well, because lessons are organized within an international project that allows people from other countries to meet. Anita thinks that volunteering makes the world look different and gives positive impressions.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author only, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.