Work for a Cause, Serve for Sport - W4C
The goal of the Work for a cause, serve for sport (W4C) project is to educate and equip volunteers for participating in the organisation of national and international sporting events.
Sports and the physical activity sector relies heavily on volunteers to ensure that activities and events take place and are enjoyed. Being a volunteer enables individuals to be part of the environment and benefit without necessarily taking part in an activity. For providers, having a diverse volunteer workforce of different ages, ethnicities and impairments ensures a wider range of experience and knowledge.
Volunteering is promoted as one of the best examples of how individuals can make a meaningful contribution to civil society with volunteering seen as an important expression of citizenship and fundamental to democracy.
With the valuable contribution volunteers bring to society being more and more recognised, this project aims to assist with the education and preparation of volunteers across Europe, while also equipping them to assist people with disabilities at sporting events, thus fostering social inclusion, equal opportunities in sport.
Grad Zagreb (CRO) is the co-ordinator of this project, which will be supported by partners Ayuntamiento De Almussafes (ESP), Society for the Development of Voluntary Work Novo Mesto (SLO), Institute for Social Innovation and Cohesion (GRE), GEA - Social Cooperative Society (ITA) and the EUSA Institute (SLO).
The two-year project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.