STAND BY ME
According to Greek Mythology, the first volunteer was Prometheus, the Titan who stole the fire from Gods and gave it to humans, bringing knowledge and art to the world. Volunteering is defined as volitional provision of services without being paid or rewarded. Thus, people are called volunteers when unselfishly offer time, knowledge or services.
STAND by ME project empowers these values focusing in creating active volunteer citizens. It seeks with a simple way to act as a starting point for reflection around volunteering, encouragement for action and motivation. It lies at the roots of Inclusion, Solidarity and Active Citizenship
Our project aims to bring the FLAME of Volunteerism across 6 countries, through 6 schools and local communities from Arctic Ocean to Mediterranean Sea. The “Volunteer’s FLAME” will focus on 6 aspects of volunteering that contribute to Culture, People, Sports, Education, Nature and Science.
The FLAME will spark in Iceland in Oct 2019 and will run all over Europe inspiring volunteering in many fields and conclude in May 2021 in Romania. Within these 2 years, the FLAME's team, will experience 6 cultures, languages, ways of thinking and acting.