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Federal Association of Volunteer Agencies (bagfa e.V.)

The Federal Association of Volunteer Agencies (bagfa e.V.) is a registered society and acts as both an umbrella organization and a professional association, promoting and empowering Volunteer Agencies on the ground. Bagfa’s goal is to generate greater awareness for and appreciation of the achievements of Volunteer Agencies, as well as to improve their operating conditions. Learn More.

The Bavarian Association of Volunteer Centers and Volunteer Agencies (lagfa bayern e.V.)

The Bavarian Association of Volunteer Centers and Volunteer Agencies (lagfa bayern e.V.) promotes, strengthens and supports the development of volunteering throughout Bavaria. The mission of the lagfa bayern e.V. is to enhance the institutional support for all those who are willing to volunteer and is working with the government, non-profit organisations, industry and commerce. The members of the lagfa bayern e.V. are Volunteer Agencies (FA), Volunteer Centers (FZ) and Centres for Coordination of Volunteer Efforts (KoBE). lagfa bayern e.V. advises local communities, associations and citizens’ initiatives in establishing an FA, FZ or KoBE and advises FA/FZ/KoBE in their ongoing work. Furthermore lagfa bayern e.V. ensures the exchange and networking among the members, supports them at the local public relations and local actions such as volunteer fairs and provides training for professional and volunteer staff. Learn more.

Stadt Augsburg (City of Augsburg)

The City of Augsburg’s Office for Children, Youth and Family (AKJF) is considered important in Augsburg in socio-political terms due to its complex social structure. It is responsible for questions concerning families, children and young people. These areas include, among other things, adoptions and foster children, guardianship and wardships, youth protection and youth welfare, educational counselling, family education or community youth work. Learn more.

The City of Augsburg’s Office for Civic Engagement (BBE) is the central point of contact for promoting voluntary civic engagement in the city of Augsburg and, together with many partners, creates framework conditions conducive to engagement. This includes, among other things, the development of qualification modules, the creation of a culture of recognition for volunteering, the support of interested individuals as well as the development of new fields of engagement. The BBE is supporting the preparations for the 25th World Volunteering Conference to be held in the city in October 2018 and look forward to the positive effect the event will have on volunteering in the city community. The Office is also home to the Alliance for Augsburg, which works to improve the quality of life in the city through a variety of programs and activities.

Read more details about the City of Augsburg commitment and efforts in promoting volunteering here.

The Association of Voluntary Centers in the German Caritas Association 

The Association of Voluntary Centers in the German Caritas Association is a merger of 53 volunteer centers from all over Germany and one volunteer center in Austria. Together, they are developing their volunteer offerings. The Association of Volunteer Centers in the German Caritas Association supports and promotes the volunteer commitment and shapes the social conditions in Germany. Learn more.

European Volunteering University (EUV)

EUV focuses on research linked to volunteering and the volunteer sector. It was first established in 1993 and is a traveling university, taking place every time in a different European city.

The aim is, on one hand, to map the current state of research on voluntary work, especially but not only in Europe and also to contribute to knowledge transfer and exchange between theory and practice. Learn More.






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