My learning process. Nosce te ipsum
5.05.2020, Karolina Moroz

All guides to volunteering programmes emphasise the deepest purpose of volunteering: learning process. It refers to young people who decide to volunteer and around this concept activities with volunteers are organised. The learning process is also what is carefully evaluated during and at the end of the project. Much less space is devoted to the enormous scope of this process, which includes not only the volunteers, but all those who have ever come into contact with the volunteers or the activities they have prepared.

Coordinating voluntary activities, in my case European Voluntary Service projects, now the European Solidarity Corps, is an ongoing learning process. On the face of it, coordination looks like human resources management with a touch of administrative work, but when I look deeper into it, it is all about meeting and experiencing new people and looking inside myself.

Art that migrates to our homes
28.04.2020, Anna Kudarewska

In Krzyżowa, we follow what is currently happening on social media, we look at the diverse educational and cultural offer that is flourishing online and we are looking for inspiration for our work. We have not missed the action of many world museums: „Beetween Art and Quarantine”. For many people staying home due to quarantine, recreating of the works of famous painters turned out to be fun and brought interesting results.


"Will we play BINGO?" - conversation about privileges during quarantine
21.04.2020, Anna Kudarewska, Luba Shynder


One of the areas of the IYMC's work is anti-discrimination education, an important element of which is awareness of privileges that some social groups use more or less consciously. Various crises, difficult situations in which we find ourselves can be an opportunity to reflect on these privileges, they let us stop and see what is transparent and invisible on a daily basis. Also now, at a time when we deal with compulsory isolation in our homes in different ways, this is an important topic. Our teacher, Luba, has created a bingo (a tool we often use when working with young people) that can help us reflect on our privileges, wonder if only we feel the current situation as difficult, because we can not do things that seemed obvious to us, because our daily standards have fallen, which were simply very high compared to most people in the world. Using this bingo, we can devote ourselves to reflecting on other people around us, close or very far away, and think about what we can do from our privileged position, what change is needed. Also in our pedagogical work with young people.

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