Mine Vaganti NGO coordinates the Collaborative Partnership in the Sport field “Young Ambassadors for Sport and Volunteering” involving an international Consortium of 3 organizazions from Dennmark (TIK Volley), Bulgaria, (BulSport) and Poland (Regional Volunteer Center of Kielce).
The project aims at promoting voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.
The involvement of volunteers in sports is a key factor to the success and long term sustainability of sport clubs, organizations and events. Sport organizations and clubs all over Europe play a crucial role in encouraging and engaging people to get physically active. Unfortunately, the level of civic involvement in voluntary activities related to sport is still low. An EU Barometer survey indicates that generally only 7 % of the EU citizens engage in volunteering activities in sport.
The project deploys a small collaborative partnership of engaged organization from the 4 angles of EU creating a team of 20 Volunteer Sport Ambassadors, which will operate at the local level, with the support of the organizations “Volunteer Sport Ambassadors” will be trained to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle, promote sport culture and voluntary activities in sport, as well as try to increase participation in volunteering and equal access to sport for all The organizations, through the Volunteer Sport Ambassadors, will carry out various activities in view of awareness about the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.