EngagementFIT

Nominated 2016

Country: Austria

Region: Upper Austria

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Adult education

Project owner: ULF - Unabhängiges LandesFreiwilligenzentrum

Responsible person: Mag.a Nicole Sonnleitner

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

The project “Committed.Integrated – Intercultural Volunteer Work” gives asylum seekers the opportunity to get involved in society by means of volunteer work. For this to work out, they first learn the necessary essentials in a series of workshops especially designed for them. The certificate they receive at the end may be useful to them in their asylum applications. Importantly, by participating in the workshops, they get access to ULF’s network – ULF cooperates with more than 300 social institutions. They often work in tandems with Austrian volunteers. They will thus gain recognition for their abilities; they become part of the society surrounding them – and will start contributing to shaping and changing it.