Voluntary Service


Understanding of voluntary service

Volunteers help and meet physical, mental and spiritual needs with respect for each individual's basic human rights. They recognise, respect and follow the directions of the host organisation staff and the local supervisor(s). They adapt their expectations and lifestyle to the local community within which they serve. Volunteers are respectful of the communities, cultures and faith traditions within which they serve.

Learning objectives for volunteers

  • Personal and spiritual development
  • Intercultural learning
  • Ecumenical learning
  • Awareness of social and political responsibility
  • Faith journey
  • Workplace skills
  • Increased capacity to communicate and work in group situations
  • Help in deciding about life and career orientation

Examples from some of our partner organizations of volunteer opportunities:

The Ecumenical Diaconal Year Network (EDYN) - Created by KYbest.