In a week, June 14-15th we will organize the biggest corporate volunteering event in middle East – Our Town / Naše Mesto, which take place simultaneously in 11 towns all across Slovakia. It enables us to communicate the benefits of voluntary community support and support the involvement of employees and volunteers across the country.
The Volunteer activities will take place in selected cities over two days in June. Almost 6 000 volunteers will help to NGOs, schools, kindergardens, civic associations to beautify their premises or will spend time with their clients.
More than 500 activities is ready for them. The employees of various companies, as well as the general public can join together and donate their time and efforts to support many worthy causes. Top managers and general employees will work together side by side in the same clothing. Their formal position is no longer important. Skilful hands take the lead.
A concrete jungle will be transformed by green parks. Rivers and water wells will be free from garbage. Playgrounds will have clean sand and colorful climbing frames. People will help others by showing new skills. Enthusiastic employees of various companies will have not only changed their surroundings, but also themselves.
All necessary information are posted on - www.nasemesto.sk through which all volunteers will also sign-up. Here they can choose an activity that is the best fit for them. Each city will have its own coordinator and the individual activities will be organized by NGOs, schools, nurseries, local authorities or volunteers. They received small grant to purchase necessary materials and tools for the work to take place.
Since 2007 up to today, more than 14 400 volunteers from 100 companies have taken part in these events. They donated 55 719 working hours. We have took part in renovating 7 castle ruins, 265 parks and public spaces, nearly 60 children's playgrounds and school gardens, 5 homeless shelters and 2 animal shelters. We have painted more than 15 km of fences around schools and kindergardens. Over 1 000 clients from social shelters spent day with volunteers full of adventure and new experience.
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