AGENTS OF VOLUNTEERING
This is a 9-month educational course on developing volunteering in your region of Ukraine.

Do you want to improve your region? Do you want to learn how to unite people around social problems and to make a change?
The country is defined by people
Our country will start developing only when people will refuse from "out of my business" point of view.
Improvement doesn't come out of anywhere!
Districts change when communities of like-minded passionate people coalesce in order to make a difference throughout Ukraine.
Volunteers are those people, who do not ignore problems, they start looking for a solution to overcome them.
Instead of useless complaining, they act!
Volunteers shape Ukraine as the country they want to live in.

Nowadays worldwide official volunteering organizations can be found in 80 countries. Nearly 110 million people take part in volunteering programs each year to support education, health care, ecology, social protection, and many other areas.

Our goal is to find those passionate heroes, who are ready to make Ukraine a better place!
The country is defined by people
Our country will start developing only when people will refuse from "out of my business" point of view.
Improvement doesn't come out of anywhere!
Districts change when communities of like-minded passionate people coalesce in order to make a difference throughout Ukraine.
Volunteers are those people, who do not ignore problems, they start looking for a solution to overcome them.
Instead of useless complaining, they act!
Volunteers shape Ukraine as the country they want to live in.

Nowadays worldwide official volunteering organizations can be found in 80 countries. Nearly 110 million people take part in volunteering programs each year to support education, health care, ecology, social protection, and many other areas.

Our goal is to find those passionate heroes, who are ready to make Ukraine a better place!
Agents of Volunteering are
50
Agents all over Ukraine
2 participants from each region will be united into teams
5
teaching
modules
Monthly 2-day-long modules will be held under the guidance of mentors
5
regional
mentors
Experienced civic activists will work with teams each week
50 000
people discover about volunteering
Projects for volunteers will be carries out in between modules
Agents of Volunteering are
50
Agents all over Ukraine
2 participants from each region will be united into teams
5
teaching
modules
Monthly 2-day-long modules will be held under the guidance of mentors
5
regional
mentors
Experienced civic activists will work with teams each week
50 000
people discover about volunteering
Projects for volunteers will be carries out in between modules
Who you will become in 9 month
Influence leader
You are the voice of Ukrainian volunteering.
You will learn how to interact with people in order to provide changes and motivate them to act. Also, you will get fluent at public speaking.
Develop a large network of contacts
Our agents are masters of communication.
You will get acquainted with social reformers, representatives of local authorities and business-owners.
Critical thinking
Agent thinks global but acts locally.
We will always give you some food for thoughts, that's why you will have to read a lot, discuss and show your knowledge during the practice.
Thinking widely
Agent DOES NOT think stereotypically.
You will discover Ukraine through other participants` experience and will visit Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern Ukraine yourself.
True changemaker
The best alumnus will become regional Agents of Volunteering and receive partnership support from Ukrainian Volunteer Service
With a big heart
Agent defines himself through actions.
You will not just develop volunteering communities, but scale up good actions.
Terms of participation
1
All expenses on accommodation, transportation and food costs during the training modules will be covered by the organization.
2
Participation in all training modules is obligatory. 2-days modules are conducted monthly. Participant, who skips a module, will have to compensate for organizational costs of this module.
3
Homework is obligatory. Those who will skip homework assignments until the beginning of the next module will complete her/his participation in the program.
4
On the program, you represent a region, where you live. For example, if you were born in Rivnenska region, but now live in Lwiwska, you will be regarded as an Agent of Lwiwska region and will do all homework there. It is almost impossible to form a voluntary movement in the region without a physical presence in the region.
5
Participation in the program involves organizational costs - 250 UAH. It is not the price of the program. There are expenditures on handouts, which paid once.
6
Ukrainians, who are older than 18 years old and live in Ukraine (except inhabitants of temporarily occupied territories) can participate. If forced migrants during the registration indicate their birthplace and place of living, they also will be able to participate.
7
A participant can be a member of another voluntary or youth organization. However, he CAN NOT be a member of a political party. Project "Agents of volunteering" doesn't work together with political forces.
Preparation for the program "Agents of volunteering"
Training modules are conducted once per month and last 2 days(weekends). Everytime module takes place in a new place (all expenditures are covered by organizers).

Training conducted in a format of training sessions, practical exercises, and discussions. After every module participants will get homework.
It is easy to combine modules and homework with work and university.
1
Democracy and social activism: how they influence Ukraine today.
17 - 18. 11 (Kyiv)

Through the prism of modern time and historical context of independent Ukraine, we will discover how social movements are changing Ukraine nowadays.
2
Values and concepts of modern Ukraine: how to develop the potential of our country
15-16.12 (Lwiw)

What will Ukraine be like in 5, 10, 50 years.
Which "blind zones" of development exist today and which steps society have to take to build a high-developed country.
3
Project management and business models for social projects
26-27.01 (Kramatorsk)

Global projects cannot exist without systematic management and effective business model. We will learn to use business practices for solving social problems.
4
Fundraising and community creation
23-24.02 (Ivano- Frankivsk)

We will talk about crowdfunding, business partnerships and hidden opportunities for resource searching. And other aspects that you needed to know in order to implement changes and make ideas global.
5
Community management and sustainable goals
6-7.04 (Odessa)

How to implement sustainability goals through the volunteering and make them spread in country systematically.
6
Final conference "Camp of changes"
2 days in May

Lectures and practical exercises for extensive topics of social projects, social activism, and leadership development. Here you will get extra knowledge on concrete topics for professional implementation of social projects.

Here you will present the results of volunteering development in your region. The best graduates will receive a partner support from Ukrainian Volunteer Service and will become regional leaders of volunteering movement.
Practice between modules
Each month Agents of Volunteering receive new tasks:

  • establishing a partnership with local public organizations
  • organizing large-scale volunteer actions
  • holding educational events for public activists
  • forming a community of volunteers
  • involving regional media in cooperation
Future Agent of Volunteering has
Strong motivation
We are looking for true changemakers who are ready to face any obstacles. True Agent is ready to work hard on the development of volunteering.
Minimal volunteering experience
We are looking for activists with a good heart, those who help unselfishly because they believe the idea worth it.
For example active participants of school or university student council, youth organizations, municipalities, those who participate in any kinds of volunteering activities.
True Patriots
We are looking for those who believe in bright future of Ukraine. Those who wish to develop and change their area and are ready to become leaders of the volunteer movement in their region.
Stages of applying for a program
Fill in the application form
A number of participants is limited. Registration is opened until 23:59, October 31, 2018.
Complete a test
For those who will be selected after filing the questionnaire, we will send the test task that will help us to evaluate your experience.
Online interview
For those who will be selected after completing a test task, we will send an invitation for the online interview. And then form the final list of participants.
Apply for program
Applications are accepted until 23:59, October 31, 2018
The notification of selection we will send on email on November 1.

And immediately after completing the application you will receive a letter with the next steps.

By changing yourself you inspire thousands. We believe 50 Agents of Volunteering will change Ukraine.
Registration
Applications are accepted until 31 of October 2018
Region of living (listed alphabetically)
Place of living. We expect that you will develop volunteering in this settlement.
Describe skills that you have. For example: team building, project management, oratory, video shooting, etc. It is worth to write ones that will be useful during participating in the program.
Write briefly about 3 your strengths
Describe the most successful projects / actions where you were a volunteer. We are looking for motivated and active citizens for whom volunteering is a way of new changes and victories!
Describe your experience of activity, except volunteering. Necessarily state how your actions influenced the solution of social problems or the implementation of useful projects.
How did you find out about the Agents of Volunteering project?
By submitting this registration form you promise that in case of successful selection you will have time to attend all training modules.
I agree to the processing and storage of personal data in accordance with the law of Ukraine «About protection of personal data»
Organizer
Ukrainian Volunteer Service is a public organization that develops a volunteer movement for real changes in Ukraine.
We combine people who want to help and public organizations that need help, form volunteer communities and teach volunteer management.

The program is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.
Project team
For any questions about Agents of Volunteering you can write to agents@volunteer.country
Anna Bondarenko
Idea inspirator & Founder of the Ukrainian Volunteer Service
Illia Poltavets
Project manager & Partnership manager
Ekaterina Bova
Coordinator of working with participants
Nadiia Martynets
PR manager
Project is sponsored by
Program partners
If you are interested in supporting the «Agents of Volunteering» project please send e-mail to us agents@volunteer.country
Local partners
All-Ukrainian partners
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