Year of Volunteering in Žilina Region

It provides transport cards by local transport companies for long-term volunteers, with a credit.

Cleaansing is one of frequent volunteering activities.Cleaansing is one of frequent volunteering activities. (Source: Courtesy of the Pontis Foundation)

The Žilina Self-Governing Region (ŽSK) has declared 2021 the Year of Volunteering.

Its goal is the development of voluntary and community activities of youth and adults in the region. The Year of Volunteering will last until February 2022.
ŽSK considers the role of volunteers to be irreplaceable.

Many of them are standing in the front lines of the war against the coronavirus. They help with testing and in vaccination centres, deliver food to people who have been quarantined and help pack protective equipment.

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"The Covid-19 pandemic has showed how important the systematic work with volunteers is,“ said Governor Erika Jurinová, as cited by the TASR newswire. "With the Year of Volunteering project, we want to give people the opportunity to become engaged in new activities, to encourage them towards community work and to support them in this meritorious activity.“

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